Competition | Talent 2030.
For your chance to win £1000, “How can engineers solve the challenges of the 21st Century?”
Ages: There are 3 age brackets for this competition: 11-14, 15-16 and 17-18.
Group Size: Up to maximum of 6 per group. Groups can register independently or through their school. There is no limit to the number of groups from a school.
Closing Date: 19th December 4pm, so there isn’t much time!
Prizes: £500 for the team and £500 for the school for the winner, £100 per runner up.
The brief is to pick a challenge, brainstorm and research and then decide what can be done about it – explain what engineers are or could be doing about this problem. Review what you find out, evaluate and present a conclusion. All of this can be done in video, report or poster form.
Some ideas for projects from the Talent 2030 site include:
- How engineers can ensure that there is enough water and food for a growing population?
- How could a hospital be designed best to help cancer patients?
- Could 3-D printing techniques improve an already existing product in a way that saves energy?
- How can robots make life or processes easier?
There are pages of resources on the Talent 2030 site. And of course, you can always come up with your own ideas!
Video Entries | UK Space Design Competition.
Closing Date: Friday 19th Decemeber 2014 at 23:59
Age Range: Years 10-13
The 2014-15 Request for Proposal for the Video Competition is as follows:
15 September 2035
Garden-A-Go-Go, a manufacturer of portable hydroponic eco-systems, is looking to expand beyond hydroponics and has requested designs for a new type of self contained eco-system. These eco-systems are intended to support outpost settlements of up to 50 people with oxygen, and food. The only requirement of their composition is that they not be hydroponic.
Proposals should include full details of how the eco-system will function, with a full breakdown of included organisms and their functions, the expected cycles in the system, and the infrastructure required to support the system at full capacity.
Designs should be presented in the form of a three minute video overview. The company understands that recent solar activity has damaged computer systems throughout the inner solar system, and would therefore like to reassure affected firms that hand-drawn designs will not be penalised in any way.
The British Physics Olympiad – BPhO Experimental Project.
Experimental is judged years 12 and 13, and years 10 and 11. Free to enter. Deadline for submission is 12th December 2014, but can be done as a practical rather than competition. It’s about dropping balls (a football and tennis ball one on top of the other and dropped at the same time). Prizes are certificates and books.
The British Physics Olympiad – Physics Challenge.
The Physics challenge is £2 per student or free online entry for year 11 students. It is essentially a test paper with multiple choice and short answer questions on basic physical principles. Past papers are available – http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/olympiad/PastPapers.html Prizes are certificates and books.