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Mar
29
Thu
Get up to Speed
Mar 29 all-day

Get up to Speed with STEM is a chance to see some of the UK’s most exciting science, technology & engineering inventions, and meet the people who design, build and operate them! Speak to businesses, inventors, apprentices and education providers on the future of these industries, at this showcase event, all free of charge!

Sep
3
Mon
TeenTech Awards
Sep 3 2018 – Jun 28 2019 all-day

Are you an innovator? Do you have an idea which could make life easier, simpler or better?

Use your imagination, to think creatively. This is a chance to ask “What if?” or even build a fun example of what this might look like.

The TeenTech Awards are for UK students from 11-16 (Years 7 to 11) and 17-19 (Year 12-13) working in teams of up to three to look at problems large and small to see if they can find a better way of doing things.

There will be a prize of £1000 to the winning school in each innovation category and the overall winners will be presented with their awards by HRH Duke of York KG at Buckingham Palace.

Mar
27
Wed
Leaders Award
Mar 27 all-day

The Leaders Awards asks children, pupils and students if you were an engineer – what would you do?

It provides an opportunity for children and pupils to interview engineers about their career paths and motivation, it has evolved into a creative problem solving, literacy and entrepreneurial project which annually involves over 23,800 pupils.

As pupil’s interview engineers and research engineering in general they are encouraged to look at the world around them to find problems an engineered solution could solve. Alongside their annotated drawings an accompanying letter is required to persuade engineers to choose their design to build. Links to universities see these pupil’s dreams realised.

Mar
31
Sun
STEM Youth Innovation Competition
Mar 31 all-day

Students from any school in the UK can take part in a new online competition to design and/or programme drones to be used in the conservation of endangered animal species. Online entries will be judged by a panel of experts from the UK and China and four winners in each age group (9-11, 12-14, 15-17) will receive a drone to modify and then compete against international schools in a grand final on 4th July 2019. (Bursaries for travel/accommodation are available.)

The competition is organised by British International Education Association (BIEA), a not-for-profit organisation that supports British education providers on an international stage, especially in China.

Apr
26
Fri
Shell Bright Ideas Challenge
Apr 26 all-day

What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question put to students aged 11-14 by The Bright Ideas Challenge, Shell’s cross-curricular schools’ competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition invites young people to use their creativity, problem solving, teamwork and STEM skills to devise innovative solutions that could power cities of the future. With over £45,000 worth of cash prizes up for grabs, there’s every reason to think big!

The Bright Ideas Challenge is designed to spark young people’s curiosity in science and engineering and to help schools deliver the curriculum in a fun and engaging way. The resources have also been aligned to careers strategies across the UK, making it even easier to provide quality STEM careers inspiration in the classroom.

 

Apr
30
Tue
IET Faraday Challenge Days
Apr 30 all-day

Delivered free of charge by the IET in 68 schools and 12 academic partner universities – as well as further events available as requested by funders and sponsors – the Faraday Challenge Days are one day STEM activities designed for six teams of six students.

IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school.

May
3
Fri
Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians
May 3 all-day

These Awards are run by the Salters’ Institute in collaboration with both CLEAPSS and SSERC.

The aim of the Awards is to highlight the importance of technicians in enabling high quality practical work in science in schools and colleges, with the emphasis on promoting and supporting the professional learning and upskilling of technician teams. Don’t worry if you’re the sole technician in a school or college – you’re still eligible!

The awards are to be given as team awards (sole technicians are still eligible!) to Science Technicians in schools and colleges catering for students up to the age of 18 across the UK. A team could be working within or across the sciences