Hawksford proud to sponsor global engineering competition for students

Building the Future, Shaping our World is an international competition by Jersey school girl, Rachel Hayden, who wanted to raise the profile of engineering as a career path for women.

About Hawksford - 06/07/2015

Hawksford is proud to sponsor this entrepreneurial competition and help Rachel unlock the potential of her idea.

Rachel Hayden, Head Girl at Jersey College for Girls, came up with the idea for the competition as a means of tackling the low numbers of females who explore a career in engineering.

"After being first introduced to engineering through a local CIGPE competition, I felt that running a female engineering competition not just locally but globally would be a fun and exciting way to promote the engineering industry to women around the world." commented Rachel Hayden.

The global competition, which is organised in partnership with the International Women's Academy,  invites teams of up to six aged 11-18, to design a sporting venue for their local area using a derelict or brownfield site. 

Applications for the global competition are now being accepted, and the closing date for entries is Tuesday 23 June.   Each member of the winning team will receive an iPad mini 3.

Ten teams from across the Island's schools entered the local Jersey competition which ran from January to June.  Students were asked to design a sporting venue for the island, and designs ranged from an indoor ski slope, a velodrome and sports science research labs. Congratulations to Annie Bugbird who took 1st place for her Velodrome design. 

For more information please visit the competition's facebook page.

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