IET Faraday Challenge hosted by CSES and Anglia Ruskin University, Wed 18 Jan 2017
On Wednesday 18 January 2017, teams of six Year 8 students from Greensward Academy, Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff High School for Boys, Colchester Royal Grammar School and King Edward VI Grammar School took part in the Faraday Challenge run by IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) and CSES (Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society) at Anglia Ruskin University.
They were set the task of working together to design and build a product to solve problems. As the Challenge is a national competition, the exact nature of the task is a secret but involved coding a computer to respond to feedback from various sensors, and then presenting the final product, at the end of the day, to two judges from the IET.
Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition: Wed 28 June 2017, Anglia Ruskin University
Our 2017 Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition is now open for entries. The dates are as follows:
- The competition will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017
- The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 19 July 2017
(Note that the competition has moved from a Friday to a Wednesday).
See our school events listings to add these to your calendar.
Find out more about the competition, and how to enter, here.
This year we are working in collaboration with the Big Bang Eastern to hold a joint event. We strongly encourage you to enter the Big Bang if you are also entering our competition (follow link and click "Book places to attend"). All the judging will be done in parallel so you stand a greater chance of winning some prizes and can effectively attend both competitions on the same day.
We look forward to seeing you in June!