FFEI are very pleased to be sponsoring this year’s Rotary Technology Tournement – our 5th tournament to date!

Rotary Technology Tournaments are designed to be a challenge that is enjoyable and rewarding for all those taking part. Students from local schools are guaranteed an interesting and fun day out, competing in teams to devise and build a solution to a technical challenge all within a set time. It will be a great test of their knowledge, ingenuity, innovation, application and manual skills not to mention their ability to work in a team.

Each team will have to solve a design and technology based task, which they know nothing about until the day of the event. Each team is required to design, develop, build and then test their solution to the task from the materials supplied. The teams need to have good communication skills, be well organised and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio. The day culminates in the testing session when teams demonstrate their best solution to the task and can observe the efforts of competing teams.

Judges come from a range of background including staff from FFEI’s own engineering team. Recognition is given to the winning teams in each of three age categories.

Andy Cook, Managing Director of FFEI commented, “This is a fantastic event which really helps nurture the creative minds of budding young engineers and scientists.  It is a pleasure to be so involved and to see how passionate all the student teams are about developing the winning solution.” Cook goes on to say: “High technology engineering companies like FFEI need a steady stream of creative engineers.  Events such as these, held by our local Rotary Club, are an excellent way to help engage and enthuse students in a fun way, which could hopefully lead them to pursue an engineering career.”

Taking part

This year’s Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted Technology Tournaments take place on Thursday 16th March at Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted

Technology Tournaments are accredited by The British Science Association so that every participant successfully completing the TT day can apply for a CREST Discovery Award.