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Women into Engineering and Technology Summer School Challenge 2017

Teams of technology minded young women are invited to apply their problem solving and creative skills to come up with an assistive technology design idea.

Activity title

Women into Engineering and Technology Summer School Challenge 2017: Assistive Technologies

Target audience

16- to 18-year old female students studying BTEC National Diploma or A-level subjects who have an interest in Maths and/or technology-related subjects.

When the activity will run

Stage 1: Design Concept Challenge runs February – April 2017
Stage 2: Summer School finals – 5–6 July 2017

Where the activity will run

Stage 1: Independently in school or college
Stage 2: UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus

How the activity will run

Stage 1: We are looking for students who are attracted to careers that enhance people’s lives and who are curious about technology. The challenge is for teams of four to five students to come up with a design concept for an Assistive Technology idea. They will submit their entry using the format provided by midnight on Friday 7 April 2017.

Stage 2: Finalists will be chosen from the Design Concept entries. Teams will be invited to the two-day summer school residential at UWE Bristol in July 2017, where they will be able to access expertise and specialist facilities to test and demonstrate their design.

How to register/ further contact details

Stage 1: Download the Women into Engineering and Technology Guidance

Schools and colleges can submit Design Concept entries from more than one team, but please note only one team per school or college will progress through to the summer school finals.

If you have any questions/queries please email with “Summer School” in the subject line.

Supporting documents

Post-16 activities

We run a number of activities throughout the year, in schools and colleges and at UWE Bristol, aimed at post-16 students. Find out more about our post-16 activities.

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