Farmtech National STEM Competition
How can we check if agricultural crops have enough water remotely?
Is there a way of keeping farmers, their families and walkers safe on farming land?
The Farm Tech Challenge UK is a STEM challenge for students aged between 11 – 19 years.
The challenge is open until the 23rd of March 2016, and asks groups of up to 5 students to create a design that will solve an agricultural problem.
The teacher notes can be found here, entry is by a registration form, written portfolio and 3min video pitch.
The winners in each category (KS3,4 and 5) win £500 for their school and an opportunity to present their project to agricultural professionals. If you are looking for a context for a STEM project, or would like a real life focus for a programmable project, the briefs are fairly open and allow for research into topics like crop development, biodiversity and safety.