16 April 2014
Imagining a new form of transport that creates little or no pollution is the challenge in a new competition from by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The IET Faraday Future of Luxury Global Transport competition tasks 11-14 year olds with either modifying existing modes of transport to produce no pollution, or to create a brand new sustainable concept.
Entrants can be individual or in a group, with the best entry winning the title of Student or Group Innovator of the Year, £200 for their school and a cash prize for themselves.
Holly Margerison, IET Education Manager, said: “With this challenge, we really wanted young people to be involved with something that made them consider topical issues like energy efficiency and the growing need for improved transport.
“With projects like HS2 in the news, the engineers of tomorrow should be starting to think about what might be needed in the long-term future, in order to address global demands on transport and green energy.”
Last year’s Student Innovator of the Year award went to 14-year-old Francesca Turnball from High Wycombe, who designed a mobile phone application to educate parents about vaccinations.
The IET Faraday Future of Luxury Global Transport competition closes on 2 June 2014. It is just one of many educational initiatives run by the IET to encourage young people into careers in STEM. More information is available on the IET Faraday website.