- 25th October 2018
- Posted by: Joanne Woodhouse
- Category: Blog
Skipton Girls’ High School are entering two teams in the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge for the 2018/19 season. This is a Jaguar Land Rover Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project where students are designing Land Rover vehicles of the future, with environmental and sustainability considerations.
“I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise with the students – to fuel their excitement and energy in STEM subjects” commented Rosie Rogers, STEM Ambassador and Chartered Senior Analyst in Hydraulic Modelling and GIS.
What is the land rover 4×4 in school’s technology challenge?
Students must build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive (4×4) vehicle to the specifications provided by the International Rules Committee. It must successfully navigate and complete obstacles on an off-road test track which is just as demanding as a real off-road situation. The vehicle must emulate the capabilities of a full-size 4×4 vehicle.
Each team will enter the vehicle into a Regional Final to compete for a place at the National Final in the UK. The National Champions are then invited to compete at the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools World Finals!
“I am mentoring students and providing support for their project’s environmental and sustainability considerations. I will also be conducting mock interviews to prepare them for the regional judging panel” added Rosie.
JBA and STEM
Developing future talent and collaborating with academic partners is a core aspect of our business. By working in partnership and developing relationships with universities, schools and other charities, we provide support for a wide range of people and organisations.
JBA Trust, the independent charity arm of JBA Group, highlights the fantastic opportunities of studying STEM subjects and the many interesting and varied careers that STEM can lead to.