In the Resources section you will find everything you need to run your own Galactic Challenge. In the Support Pack you will find sample timetables, invitations for parents, links to local engineers, and much more. If you register your interest in running a GC, we will allocate a liaison officer who will guide you through setting up your challenge.
The (Galactic) Challenge is set by the Foundation Society, a mythical company established in the 2080’s. Your students will be encouraged to combine current scientific knowledge with their futuristic visions, to come up with a design to fit the requests of the Foundation Society.
The Foundation Society’s requests will be set out in a formal document, exactly as they would be in industry, whether that be for building on Earth or in Space. This document is called a Request for Proposal, (RFP), and is closely guarded until the day of the competition! However, your students will receive a Press Release one week before the challenge day. This will set the scene for the day, and get imaginations working!
The RFP is an industry document that is used in the real world. Although this one is set far in the future, it is the same document that companies receive to bid and compete for contracts with the space industry. The Foundation Society and the Galactic Challenge view you to be *just as smart and creative as anyone. The RFP is not dumbed down in any way. We find wonderful ideas are generated, which are just as good as older students and adults. The Foundation Society views you as a uniquely special group and looks forward to seeing your designs.
Sign up for a Galactic Challenge and let the magic begin!