February 05 2019
The IET Faraday Challenge Days are cross-curricular activity days covering Science, Design and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). They are held at schools and colleges around the UK and have proved to be enormously popular with teachers and students alike. It is through its charitable arm of the IET as well as external sponsorship that we are able to provide the Faraday Challenge Days at no charge to UK schools.
The Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. The event will be set up and run by our team of STEM professionals to give you the time to focus on your students. It is an unbeatable opportunity to switch your students on to the subject you love.
During the 2018-19 season our Faraday Challenge Days involved over 6,000 students across the UK, with the National Final due to take place in July at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh. The top five school teams from the 2018-19 season will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the final to compete for a cash prize of up to £1,000 towards science, D&T and maths equipment for their school.
IET are now looking for schools to take part in our next season of Challenge Days running from September 2019 to June 2020. Teams should be made up of six students aged 12-13 years old (England Year 8), ideally two students from Science, two students from Design & Technology, and two students from Mathematics. Please note that each school can only take place once per season.
Applications close on Tuesday 30th April 2019.