An annual event that aims to inspire teenagers to pursue a career in science and engineering will be held at a Dubbo school next month.
This year's Western Plains Science and Engineering Challenge will be held at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School for four days from April 2.
The Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) is a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program.
It is presented by the University of Newcastle with support from communities, Rotary clubs, universities and other sponsors.
The SEC focuses on inspiring year 10 students to consider a future career in science and engineering by choosing to study the enabling sciences and mathematics in years 11 and 12.
Dubbo and district Rotary clubs provide financial sponsorship and members volunteer their time to organise the challenge and supervise students participating in it.
Both high school and primary school students take part in the challenge in Dubbo.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2 and 3, high school teams will participate.
On Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, primary school teams will enjoy "discovery days".
The challenge has been conducted in Dubbo every year since it began in 2000.
Its national final was held in Dubbo in November 2017, with finalists from every state converging on the city.