Future Transport is a recurring school project, and a competition, where school students from grades 7 and 8 create sustainable solutions for the transport of people and goods. This autumn, the project started in September and ends with a fair on the Future Day on Wednesday, December 4. Each class is assigned a booth where they present their solution. A jury consisting of representatives from participating partners will visit the booths and assess the competition entries. The winning class is awarded SEK 10.000.
During the Future Day, the school students will meet researchers, business leaders, experts, politicians and officials at the fair. Chalmers Transport Area of Advance, represented by Chalmers Formula Student, will be at site to display the formula car built, and driven in competitions, by the students this last year.
“We want to inspire future engineers by showing that electric racing cars are faster and just as impressive as petrol driven ones. The motto for Chalmers Formula Student is “We Deliver the Engineers of Tomorrow”, so it’s a good fit for the Future Day, says Adam Olsson, one of five students from the team who staff the booth during the day.
The school project Future Transport was first started in 2012, to create interest in transport, transport systems and technology development. The aim is to motivate and inspire students' interest in technology and sustainable development, as well as to show the multitude of professional roles in the transport sector. The project also aim to open up dialogue between young people and adults, while highlighting the interaction between man, nature and technology.
Text: Mia Malmstedt