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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the largest engineering institutions in the world with more than 160,000 members in 127 countries. It inspires, informs and influences the global engineering community.

The IET runs an initiative called the Faraday Challenge Days which are one day STEM events designed for six teams of six students aged 11-14 years (Year 7 or 8).

The IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school and to win take part in the National Final.

Bosch supported the IET at seven Faraday Challenge Days at schools close to Bosch sites from January to June 2017.

Watch our YouTube video below to have a look at one of our previously attended IET Faraday Challenge Days!


The National Final at Land Rover’s BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) Head Office in Portsmouth

The National Final of this year’s Faraday Challenge Day took place at the Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) Head Office in Portsmouth on 17th July 2016. This year’s Faraday Challenge Days involved over 400 schools across the UK and engaged budding young students aged 11 and 12 to take up an engineering task.

Possible Faraday Challenge date School Bosch location Engineer
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Parkside Federation Academies: Coleridge, Trumbridge, Parkside St Neots Paul Streatfield
Thursday, February 9, 2017 Woodfield Middle Academy
St. Bedes Catholic Middle School
Birchensales Middle School

Worcester Brian Lowe
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Dr Challoner’s High School
The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe
Denham Davison Tim and
Andrew Cluney
Friday, March 3, 2017 Stowupland High School
Hadeleigh High School
Bury St. Edmunds Academy
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Glenrothes High School Glenrothes Christopher Taylor
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Lacon Childe School
Shropshire Lacon Childe School
Ludlow Junior School
Church Stretton
Mary Webb School and Science College
Worcester Vasileios Kanellopoulos,
Kim Everitt, George Willmot
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Manchester University with 6 feeder schools:
Our Lady’s R.C. High School
William Hurmens Grammar School
St. Peter's Gerorge RC High School
Our ladies RC High School
St Anne's Academy
Stockport Risa Matsumura and Lisa Brown
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 National Final Land Rover BAR Head Office in Portsmouth

Final schools:
Hammersmith Academy, London
Helston Community College, Cornwall
Alvechurch Middle School, Worcestershire
City of London School, London
Samuel Ward Academy, Suffolk