A team competes in the Jaguar Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge

The  Jaguar Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge is a STEM competition where 8 Schools in Ireland compete to design and code vehicles of the future. 

The Challenge involves three to six team members working together to design and build a radio-controlled four-wheel-drive vehicle, to set specifications. The vehicle must be able to successfully negotiate a specially designed off-road test track emulating real life and it must perform as a full-size SUV would do.

The Challenge raises awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) among students in Ireland and across the world. Spanning age ranges of 11 to 18 the programme changes perceptions of STEM by creating fun and exciting learning environments for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, design and technology.

The teams took part in the National Final at Bolton Street in 2020. They were scored on track performance and their knowledge of vehicle design and engineering.