Student Technology Tournament 2015

For the 3rd year running FFEI are proud sponsors of this years Rotary Club Student Technology Tournament taking place at at Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted and run by the Rotary clubs of Berkhamsted Bulbourne and Hemel Hempstead.

On Thursday 26th March over 100 students from local schools will compete in teams to devise and build a solution to an unseen technical task. Solutions are tested and judged against competing teams.

The event is designed to get students with an interest in engineering, design, technology and science, to design and build a solution to a technical task within a specific time frame. 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. Each team’s solution as a working model is competitively tested and assessed by a team of judges. 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 to engage & encourage budding young engineers & scientists and with the brilliant efforts of the local Rotary Club each year it has gone from strength to strength.’ Cook goes on to say: ‘High technology engineering companies like FFEI need engineers of the future and we see this as a way to hopefully spark a passion that may turn into a career for these students’.