Sep 1 2018 – Jan 31 2019 all-day

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.

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.

Talent 2030 national engineering competition for girls
Dec 14 all-day
Talent 2030 national engineering competition for girls

The National Engineering Competition invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century, showing how engineering makes a difference to people and the planet. Entering the competition is an opportunity to get creative, get thinking and most of all – have fun!

The competition is FREE to enter and offers girls the chance to win £500 for themselves and £500 for their school.

We want competition entrants to create a project that tells us how engineers can solve the challenges of the 21st century. This could be an original solution designed from scratch, or a project telling us what engineers are currently doing to solve the challenge. This could be an issue in the local area, or something on a global scale!

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge
Feb 15 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 Fair
Mar 13 – Mar 16 all-day
The Big Bang Fair @ Birmingham NEC | Marston Green | England | United Kingdom

With a variety of theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and careers information, tickets are currently available for The Big Bang Fair 2018. From sport and fashion to medicine and space, this event provides the perfect opportunity to discover the variety of opportunities available in STEM and the potential routes into them.

Leaders Award
Mar 27 all-day
Leaders Award

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.

The Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber 2019
Jun 25 all-day
The Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber 2019 @ Doncaster Racecourse

Take your school on a journey of discovery into STEM! Come to the biggest on-day STEM fair in the Yorkshire and Humber region.  It’s FREE, fun and inspirational.

Students will have the chance to take part in over 40 STEM-sational interactive activities.  There will also be three pre-bookable shows.
The event encourages students to present their STEM projects. They get the chance to talk to STEM professionals about their work and take part in an awards ceremony to recognise their achievements.