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.
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.
‘Capturing movement’ is the theme of this year’s competition from the Royal Society of Biology. Life on Earth is constantly changing, and your invited to photograph nature in motion.
You might wish to explore the locomotion and migration of animals or the growth and colonisation of plants and fungi. Your photograph could depict the act of flying, hunting, playing and swimming, or the bones, muscles and other biological structures that help perform these actions. Entries are also welcomed that explore this theme at the cellular or molecular level, illustrating the dynamic world only revealed to us with a microscope.
The Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize, supported by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, is a new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers. It has been set up to give students structured opportunities to find out more about Materials Science and Engineering and enhance and enrich their studies.
If you are looking for a STEM challenge that gets pupils thinking about electricity in a real-world context then check out the new Solar Challenge from Practical Action.
Set in rural southern Zimbabwe where few villages have access to mains electricity, pupils investigate how to make different circuits which include solar cells. They then look at the requirements for electricity by different people in a community and make decisions on how a fixed amount of solar cells should be allocated based on needs.
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.
The Robot Challenge consists of a series of aviation missions. Teams try to complete as many as possible under time pressure using the unique robots that they’ve built.