The 1851 Trust is delighted to partner with the IET to support the 2017 Faraday Challenge.
Faraday Challenge Days are one day STEM activities designed for six teams of six students organised by the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET). The 1851 Trust worked with the IET to develop the concept for the 2017 Faraday Challenge: to develop a prototype using a BBC Micro:bit computer which improves the performance of Land Rover BAR.
142 regional Challenge Days were held for Year 8 students (England) and their equivalents (aged 12-13 years) involving nearly 5000 pupils!
IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems, providing hands-on and practical experience of engineering, and an insight into what a career as an engineer could look like.
At each event, teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school. The top five teams from across the UK attend a National Final in July – which was held here at Land Rover BAR. Read about the success of the young engineers at the final here.