Jul
14
Sat
Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge
Jul 14 all-day
Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge is a programme supported by the Helsington Foundation and delivered by EngineeringUK through the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme. The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge aims to reach UK secondary school students, to discover and inspire a future generation of expert engineers.

Jul
20
Fri
Your body, your consent
Jul 20 all-day
Your body, your consent @ City Hospital Nottingham

The event is free and organised by The Royal College of Pathologists, and suitable for sixth form students studying biology and chemistry. This event is a workshop that introduces students to several ethical issues, including consent for autopsies, tissue donation, medical research involving babies and children, commercialisation of human tissue, legislation, display of human tissue, and saviour siblings.

Jul
31
Tue
Royal Society of Biology Photo Competition
Jul 31 all-day
Royal Society of Biology Photo Competition

Patterns in nature’ is the theme of this year’s competition. Life on Earth encompasses a myriad of regular forms, sequences and structures and we invite you to capture these details of biology. The judges are looking for an original interpretation of the theme.

You might wish to explore how animals use spots, stripes and other shapes to camouflage and signal; or capture the collective arrangement of wildlife in colonies, herds and shoals. Your photograph could depict the spirals and symmetries of the plant kingdom to the meanders and tessellations as seen in wider landscapes.  They also welcome entries that explore this theme at a molecular or cellular level, illustrating regular patterns that can only be observed with the aid of a microscope such as cell division and gene expression.

Aug
1
Wed
FIRST LEGO League
Aug 1 all-day
FIRST LEGO League

Gather your crew aged 9 to 16 and get ready to explore, challenge and innovate in the demanding and inspiring expanse we call space! The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season requires you to work together to break out of your earthly constraints. Do you have what it takes to go INTO ORBITSM?

The challenge will be released in September 2018.

Sep
10
Mon
The Nancy Rothwell Award
Sep 10 all-day
The Nancy Rothwell Award

The Nancy Rothwell Award celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science.  There are three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18) and prizes are awarded

Sep
11
Tue
British Science Festival
Sep 11 – Sep 14 all-day
British Science Festival @ University of Hull

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science Festival, traveling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. The Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.

Each year, they bring an inspiring programme of free events to the public over four or five days, bursting with exciting opportunities to get involved in. The talks, workshops and drop-in events span a diverse range of subjects that encompass science in the broadest sense, promising something for everyone!

Sep
14
Fri
STEM Inspiration Awards
Sep 14 all-day
STEM Inspiration Awards

The STEM Inspiration awards are a free award scheme, designed to celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects.  Whether it’s work in a STEM Club, an inspirational STEM project you’ve delivered or you’re fantastic work as a technician – showcase your hard work and apply for an award.  

Sep
20
Thu
Derbyshire Skills Festival
Sep 20 all-day
Derbyshire Skills Festival

This free event is aimed at students aged 13 to 19 and particularly useful for those in Year 11 who are considering their options post 16.

The events will open from 3.30pm to 8pm.

Derbyshire Skills Festival is an opportunity for young people leaving school or college or looking for a job with training to talk to the professionals and get all the information and guidance they need under one roof. Visitors will also be able to take part in have-a-go sessions to test their skills and give them an idea what different careers might be like. There will also be sessions for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) and other vulnerable groups.

Nov
12
Mon
Engineering Extravaganza
Nov 12 all-day
Engineering Extravaganza @ AMRC

The event involves professional engineering institutions delivering practical activities to help students understand the different branches of engineering.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis – one team of 12 students (from Years 8 and 9) per school only.