3 April 2017
The Engineering department was one of only 12 universities selected to host this year's Institute of Engineering and Technology’s Faraday Challenge Day.

Teams of Year 8 students from four Lancashire schools; Lancaster Girls' Grammar, Hodgson Academy, Fulwood Academy and Our Lady’s Catholic College raced against the clock to solve real-life engineering problems. The crew of the incredible Land Rover BAR catamaran asked the teams to create innovative engineering related solutions to help them achieve winning performances in the America’s Cup race.

Each team used their small budget to design, build and test their prototype, producing some innovative and unique solutions. The winning team from Lancaster Girls’ Grammar were awarded a trophy and individual prizes, and could be one of the top 5 teams out of 147 schools from across the UK to compete in the national final.