The South Sydney STEM Cup competition is back again in 2019 with some fantastic prizes, including work experience, for the top performing schools and students. Students explore STEM careers and test their maths skills by picking the player salaries for the Rabbitohs players, balancing the team spend under the NRL salary cap of $9.6 million for 2019.
To participate and be eligible for prizes, schools and students need to complete the South Sydney STEM Cup program and submit their team worksheets. The school with the highest number of participating students and the student with the worksheet that comes closest to the real figures will take out the top prizes.
“Souths are very excited to be part of the STEM Cup in 2019. We encourage students to increase their maths skills and try their best to balance our team list while minding the league’s salary cap. I look forward to having the top Capologists come and join my team for our work experience program.” Peter Legg, South Sydney
School First Place Prize – 25 tickets (corporate suite) to a South Sydney Rabbitohs home game at ANZ Stadium on 17 August vs Bulldogs. The experience will include a visit with South Sydney Capologist, Peter Legg, and other exciting game-night activities at the stadium.
Student First Place Prize – 2019 home jersey autographed by the team, supporter membership, tickets to the Bulldogs team.
Competition Timeline – 15 April – 15 August 15 2019
Student Work Experience – the top three individual students will also be invited to participate in a week-long work experience program at South Sydney, working with the team’s accounting and membership departments. Luke Davis, last year’s 3rd Place finisher completed the work experience program at Souths following the competition and had a very memorable experience.
The STEM Cup is a dynamic national maths challenge based on the real-world career of Rabbitohs Football Club’s Capologist, Peter Legg, and is part of the the Australia Day of STEM. Students explore STEM careers and test their maths skills by picking the player salaries for the Rabbitohs players, balancing the team spend under the NRL salary cap of $9.6 million for 2019.
The South Sydney STEM Cup is endorsed by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) who understand the value of highlighting real-world maths challenges and insights into STEM careers for students.