The Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) is a nationwide STEM* outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. Through the SEC, students experience aspects of science and engineering which they would not usually see in their school environment.

The SEC, in conjunction with SMART (Science, Maths And Real Technology) runs a range of programs that focuses on inspiring students to consider a future career in science and engineering including: