The winning team from The Bishop's Stortford High School

Young UK engineers take part in challenge to solve real engineering problems

Budding engineers took part in an event last month that challenged them to solve real engineering problems.

The Faraday engineering challenge day on June 15 saw schools in Hertfordshire - Birchwood School, The Bishop’s Stortford High School, and Stanborough School - take up the task of researching, designing and building solutions to real engineering problems.

The event, held at the University of Hertfordshire, is one of forty-five Faraday engineering challenge days, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which will involve pupils from 270 schools across the UK.

Gareth James, head of education at the IET, said: “The Faraday programme is all about inspiring and attracting tomorrow’s engineers. Engineering is often an invisible industry amongst young people. They also have preconceived negative ideas about what engineers look like and the jobs they do.”

The Faraday programme aimed to encourage more young people to study science, technology, engineering and maths subjects and consider engineering as a possible career path, James said.

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