In Design and Technology, we are looking for a team of engineers to participate in the National Engineering Competition for Girls.
The National Engineering Competition invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century, showing how engineering makes a difference to people and the planet. Entering the competition is an opportunity to get creative, get thinking and most of all – have fun!
We want competition entrants to create a project that tells us how engineers can solve the challenges of the 21st century. This could be an original solution designed from scratch, or a project telling us what engineers are currently doing to solve the challenge. This could be an issue in the local area, or something on a global scale!
• £1,000 for the winner of each category! £500 for you (or shared between all team members) and £500 for your school.
• £300 for second place! (Prize money to be shared between all entrants for team entries)
• £150 for third place! (Prize money to be shared between all entrants for team entries)
• Trips to visit sponsors each year – all shortlisted finalists are invited to an exclusive trip to PepsiCo in spring; runners-up and winners visit Rolls-Royce in July!
• Engineering mentor for each category winner
• All competition entrants have the opportunity to get a Bronze, Silver or Gold CREST Award. Shortlisted finalists who qualify for the award will have their registration costs refunded by Talent 2030.
• All finalists will received complimentary membership to the Women’s Engineering Society.
• £150 for the best display at the Big Bang Fair: All shortlisted finalists will be invited to showcase their entries at the Big Bang Fair and £150 will be awarded to the best exhibition and project explanation on the day.
‘Engineering is such a rewarding field, yet only 11.8% of the UK's engineers are women. Although this number has been growing it’s still lower than in countries such as Latvia, Cyprus and Bulgaria. Leah Ridgway, who teaches engineering to undergraduate students, at the University of Nottingham said, 'Your gender has nothing to do with your ability'. Thus, anyone can study and work in STEM. So why not enter our competition and see for yourself how fantastic engineering is?!’
The competition is open to girls in years 7-11, if you are interested in participating then please see Mrs Boulton (based in D&T in the Boys' School). There will be a meeting held at break time (10.50 - 11.05am) on Thursday 18th October 2018 to register your interest and find out more information. The competition begins Monday 5th November 2018 until Friday 14th December 2018.