Do you have 14 –18 year old students looking to explore careers with code? Is your school interested in taking part in this annual computer programming challenge from 18-19 August 2018.
The challenge is open to students aged 14-18 and will take place at Lockheed Martin Australia House in Canberra, ACT. Teams of 2-3 High School students will work together to solve problems using JAVA, Python, VB.net, C and C++ programming to complete the “quest”.
The Challenge consists of 15-20 problems created by Lockheed Martin engineers and computer programmers over the course of one day. You can check out the 2017 Challenge here.
On the day of the event, students will arrive at Lockheed Martin Australia House, where they will be greeted by a number of Lockheed Martin volunteers. Breakfast will be provided whilst the teams get set up for the competition. To kick off the event, the Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia will welcome the students demonstrating the exciting opportunities within a STEM career.
The competition will start and coaches will leave the room to join “Coaches Corner”. This is an excellent opportunity for the teachers/adults to speak to Lockheed Martin professionals regarding the early careers options within the company and what businesses are looking for from graduates/work experience. Once the 2.5 hours are up, the judges will be working hard to finalise the top 3 teams for both the Novice & Advance category whilst the coaches, volunteers and students have lunch.
All students who enter the competition will have an opportunity to apply for an internship or a work experience placement.