We have a new sponsorship partner - Deakin University.

Deakin is a 5-star university, ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide. They have a strong focus on innovation and research, especially in STEM areas, recognising the needs of the future.


Scienceworks, the Museum of Victoria's Science and Technology Centre, has hosted the event since 1991, even before it opened its doors to the public.

Scienceworks has been a major contributor to the project providing an ideal venue with great exhibits to be seen by students, teachers and parents, especially if the event is held on a rainy day. The help which the association receives from Scienceworks staff on organisation and publicity throughout the year is invaluable. Scienceworks’ website states that it’s aim is “Making learning about science a fun and interactive adventure” – just as the VMSVC aims albiet with a more limited focus.


The VMSVC would like to thank Engineers Australia for all of their valued support in the past.

Engineers Australia is the key professional society for all Australian engineers.

Their website cites their Climate Change and Energy Policy which states “Engineers Australia believes that Australia must act swiftly and proactively in line with global expectations to address climate change as an economic, social and environmental risk. Engineers will continue to lead capacity building to innovate for more sustainable, eco-efficient and less polluting outcomes in engineering practice.” The engineers of the future, such as those currently entering the Model Solar Vehicle Challenge are the ones who will be central to achieving these goals.