Calendar

Sep
3
Mon
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.

Apr
26
Fri
Shell Bright Ideas Challenge
Apr 26 all-day

What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question put to students aged 11-14 by The Bright Ideas Challenge, Shell’s cross-curricular schools’ competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition invites young people to use their creativity, problem solving, teamwork and STEM skills to devise innovative solutions that could power cities of the future. With over £45,000 worth of cash prizes up for grabs, there’s every reason to think big!

The Bright Ideas Challenge is designed to spark young people’s curiosity in science and engineering and to help schools deliver the curriculum in a fun and engaging way. The resources have also been aligned to careers strategies across the UK, making it even easier to provide quality STEM careers inspiration in the classroom.

 

Apr
30
Tue
IET Faraday Challenge Days
Apr 30 all-day

Delivered free of charge by the IET in 68 schools and 12 academic partner universities – as well as further events available as requested by funders and sponsors – the Faraday Challenge Days are one day STEM activities designed for six teams of six students.

IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school.

May
3
Fri
Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians
May 3 all-day

These Awards are run by the Salters’ Institute in collaboration with both CLEAPSS and SSERC.

The aim of the Awards is to highlight the importance of technicians in enabling high quality practical work in science in schools and colleges, with the emphasis on promoting and supporting the professional learning and upskilling of technician teams. Don’t worry if you’re the sole technician in a school or college – you’re still eligible!

The awards are to be given as team awards (sole technicians are still eligible!) to Science Technicians in schools and colleges catering for students up to the age of 18 across the UK. A team could be working within or across the sciences

May
8
Wed
Better Energy Schools Award
May 8 all-day

The Better Energy School Awards aim to assist and encourage environmental education for young people aged 5-11. They promote cross-curricular work on the environment and ANY work you are doing at your school covering any kind of environmental issue can be entered. Enter your school today – win up to £5,000!

May
15
Wed
TDI Challenge
May 15 all-day

The Manufacturing Technologies Association has developed the TDI Challenge to promote the great design and technology and engineering work of teachers and students.

The aim of the competition is to promote STEM skills and help the technology industry better understand the challenges faced in education and how the industry can assist through collaboration.

There are four categories you can enter:

individual student aged 14-16
individual student aged 17-19
student group (3-6 members) aged 14-16
student group (3-6 members) aged 17-19

The winners of each category will win prizes such as an iPad or GoPro and the schools will receive £2000 to spend on design and technology equipment. Students and teachers can submit coursework or projects that are already existing so you needn’t spend time creating a new piece of work.

Jun
12
Wed
Construction LIVE
Jun 12 all-day

Think you know about construction? Watch the biggest construction broadcast of 2019.

Construction LIVE is a live streamed event that will be broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about construction in 2019 and the exciting developments happening within the sector.

The live event is focused on technology and engineering and how it is used within the construction sector in 2019. The live broadcast will feature graduates and students from Balfour Beatty along with invited questions from a live and virtual audience throughout the interactive broadcast.