Sep
1
Sat
FIRST LEGO League
Sep 1 2018 – Jan 31 2019 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 and will run until January 2019.

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

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.

Sep
28
Fri
I’m a Scientist
Sep 28 all-day
I'm a Scientist

A free online event where school students (from Year 5) meet and interact with scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges. Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

I’m an Engineer
Sep 28 all-day
I’m an Engineer

A free event where school students (from Year 5) get to meet and interact with engineers online. Your students challenge the engineers over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the engineers anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite engineer to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public. Students see that engineers are normal people, learn that science, technology and maths lessons relate to real life, and become more enthused about engineering.

After Dinner Nap
Sep 28 @ 16:30 – 20:45
After Dinner Nap @ Wollaton Hall

This free event is celebrating European Researchers’ Night and is open to secondary and primary schools (primary year 6 only), higher and further education students and families with children aged 10 years and over. Group bookings are limited to 20 – 10 children/young people and 10 adults.

This year’s themes are food and sleep with speakers/demonstrators including:

  • Curator of Zoology, Dr Sheila Wright, on the theme of “How Animals Sleep”
  • Dr Hannah O’Regan from the University of Nottingham – Snores and Claws – bears and sleep
  • Dr Adam Smith, Curator of Natural History at Wollaton Hall looking at prehistoric diets with an opportunity to handle real fossils including teeth and dinosaur poo
  • Dr Phil Smith, outreach officer for the British Society for Plant Pathology (based at the John Innes Centre in Norwich) – “Plant Diseases: damaging and deadly!”
  • Robert Murdock, PhD Researcher at the University of Nottingham – “Eat Your Grub!” – insects as food for people

The event is free but booking is required, click the read more button to book you place/s.

Oct
31
Wed
The Oxford Scientists’ Writing Competition
Oct 31 all-day
The Oxford Scientists' Writing Competition

Are you fascinated by science and want to communicate it to those around you? The Oxford Scientist is running its second science writing competition for UK school students who will be entering Years 11-13 for the academic year 2018-2019. There are lots of prizes to be won, and the winning entry will be published in their magazine!

Nov
2
Fri
BP Ultimate STEM Challenge
Nov 2 all-day
BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

BP has launched the Ultimate STEM Challenge for a fifth year in partnership with STEM Learning.

Students aged 11 to 14 are being asked to look at the world around them and use their STEM skills and knowledge to design a better solution.

By exploring the practical uses of science, engineering and technology the challenge is designed to stimulate creativity, build confidence and teamworking skills, and inspire young people to consider careers in STEM.

The Big Bang Competition
Nov 2 all-day
The Big Bang Competition

Projects can be submitted for entry to The Competition via the online application. Students will be required to provide a project summary and written responses to a series of questions which will be scored by online judges.

 

Nov
5
Mon
Tomorrow’s Engineer Week
Nov 5 – Nov 9 all-day
Tomorrow's Engineer Week

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week provides a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to showcase how engineers are on a mission to make the world a better place.

The week will demonstrate how young people can be an engineer on a mission and turn the things they care about most into engineering careers.

This year the campaign forms part of the Year of Engineering and engineers featured will focus on topics young people care about including saving the environment, animal welfare, staying safe, health and entertainment.

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.