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
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
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
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.