Young Engineer, Design & Technologist (YEDT)

The YEDT competition, held at the Discovery Museum in July, is organised by Hexham Rotary with generous sponsorship by Friends of the Museum and Northumbria University. The aim is to encourage students at school to take up an engineering or design career.

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The YEDT competition, held at the Discovery Museum in July, is organised by Hexham Rotary with generous sponsorship by Friends of the Museum and Northumbria University. The aim is to encourage students at school to take up an engineering or design career.


The competition is based around a student's existing examination Engineering, Design or Technology work and associated portfolio in any discipline, which means that there is no additional work needed on the part of the student apart from turning up on the day. It will be expected that projects have been created to a development standard which can be demonstrated to the judges. Any GCSE or post-GCSE design or technology examination project can be entered. Prizes are awarded to individual students, teams and to schools.

From 2016 a new age class was introduced for students aged 11-13. Teams of students are entered from school STEM clubs.

The report on last year's event, held at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle on 7 July 2016, is on the Hexham Rotary web site at:

http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=565306&ClubID=144.

The competition is to be held again in 2017 on 6 July at the same venue, with continued focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

If you are interested in entering, please contact Nick Rossiter, Vocational Team, Hexham Rotary Club (nick.rossiter1@btinternet.com), who will be happy to provide further details. 

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