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TDI Challenge Finalists Announced

The finalists for this year’s Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge have been announced.

The prestigious competition enables talented young people to showcase their work and helps them to understand the sophistication and dynamism of advanced manufacturing.

The competition, which has been running for over a decade, is organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) to inspire future engineers in to a career in manufacturing. Two age categories exist within the competition 14-16 and 17-19, with six finalist in each age group. New for 2017 is a group category which sees two teams competing in the 17-19 age group.

Laura Pickering, MTA Education and Development Co-ordinator, said “We have seen an extremely high standard of entries in this year’s competition and I am very much looking forward to the finals day when I get to see the students and their projects.”

She continued “we hope the students taking part in the final find the TDI Challenge and inspiring day. To be chosen to participate in the final this year is a huge achievement in itself with the amount of entries we received this year and quality of work on display. With government funding being cut for Design and Technology subjects in schools we felt that it was important to make a lasting contribution to the winning school.”

Prizes are up for grabs for individual and group projects, with the winner in each category receiving an individual prize (including iPads, GoPro cameras, Minirig speakers and drones) as well as a £1000 voucher for the winning school in each category to spend on D&T equipment for the classroom.

The TDI Challenge final will take place on Wednesday 5th July at MTA members Yamakazi Mazak’s headquarters in Worcester. Students submit their GCSE, A-Level or BTEC Design and Technology Course Work Projects to be judged by a panel of experts drawn from Industry.

ENDS

For further information please contact: Thomas Lane - tlane@mta.org.uk  - 020 7298 6400

And for a full list of finalist and projects submitted to the competition please see the corresponding pages of this press release   

Team Name

School/College

Student name

Age Group

Project Title

 

Kingdown School

Jamie Easton

14-16

The Ascending Chair

 

Priory Community School

Will Bailey

14-16

No Amp Speaker

 

Caistor Grammar School

Jacob Lawson

14-16

Contemporary Shoe Storage and Display System

 

Brighton College

Dan Kimber

14-16

Desk Lamp

 

The Royal Hospital School

Peter Lawson Russell

14-16

Invictus Sail

 

Sutton Grammar School for Boys

Simon Knowles

14-16

Scalextric Lap Counter and Timer

         
 

Highgate School

Max Eskenazi

17-19

Automated Lightbulb Failure Detection

 

Royal Grammar School Worcester

Myles Lydon

17-19

Bluetooth bike helmet indicators

 

Forest School

Halimah Ershad

17-19

High End Chick Brooder

 

Droitwich Spa High School

Beth Martin

17-19

Children’s Light for Birmingham Library

 

Ipswich School

Sam Taylor-Jones

17-19

Lifeboat Search and Rescue Drone

 

Bedford Modern School

Hannah Cowie

17-19

Activity Station for children

         
         

Team Unite

Oakham School

Jacob Hardy-King

17-19

Optimizing the cooling process of alternator hubs

Team Unite

Oakham School

Daniel Timmerman

17-19

 

Team Josephson

Harrow School

Cody  Kwok

17-19

SonicScape (Binaural soundscapes for the blind)

Team Josephson

Harrow School

Ravi Kohli

17-19

 

Team Josephson

Harrow School

Marcus Goodman

17-19