Notice regarding the 2014 Toyota
For just over a decade, the Toyota STEM Challenge has been inspiring secondary school students to learn technology based subjects and become the engineers of the future. Over these 10 years, tens of thousands of students have taken part in the Challenge, bringing amazing levels of enthusiasm, innovation and creativity to every event.
Toyota and Rapid feel that it is now time to redevelop the Challenge to fully address the needs of the new Design Technology and Computing curriculum. This will ensure that it remains relevant and improved subject links will mean that teachers can continue to make use of the Challenge in the classroom as well as after school clubs.
This redevelopment will require significant input from the teams at Rapid and Toyota and as a result, the decision has been made to postpone the Challenge for 2013/14 and resume with a brand new Challenge from September 2014.
During this period of redevelopment, we would welcome any input from the teachers that have taken part in the past to help us create a valuable resource that helps you to deliver Design Technology, Engineering or Computer Programming to KS3 and KS4. We are also keen to hear from those who have not taken part in the past so that we can make the Challenge relevant to a wider audience.
Any feedback at all is welcome. We want to hear about your past experiences with the Challenge and what you would like to see from it in the future. We are interested in everything from the relevance and content of the project folder to the challenges themselves.
Please send your open feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31/10/13
Toyota STEM Challenge Team
Solar and PIC kits are still available to buy to run the competition within your school, the handbook and project folder template are still accessible at www.rapidonline.com/toyota/downloads