A free online event where school students (from Year 5) meet and interact with scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges. Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.
A free event where school students (from Year 5) get to meet and interact with engineers online. Your students challenge the engineers over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the engineers anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite engineer to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public. Students see that engineers are normal people, learn that science, technology and maths lessons relate to real life, and become more enthused about engineering.
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!
The competition is FREE to enter and offers girls the chance to win £500 for themselves and £500 for their school.
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!