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November 2018

Science for Society Week – Globally responsible careers

November 4, 2018 - March 1, 2019

In collaboration with The Association for Science Education What job do you want to do? What are your career aspirations? How might this job impact on the local/national/global environment? e.g. air/land/water pollution, biodiversity, flooding, climate etc. What are the scientific issues involved? How could you help to make this job more globally responsible? Your entry must answer these questions and could be in any form, including: - Poster - Film (5 minutes max) - Essay (500 words max) - Presentation (5 slides…

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The Ultimate STEM Challenge

November 4, 2018 - February 15, 2019

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. You can also request a STEM…

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I’m a scientist, get me out of here

November 5, 2018 - November 16, 2018

An online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where 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.

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Secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

November 8, 2018 - January 11, 2019

The Polar Explorer grant award is open to all state-funded secondary schools that wish to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary using the Polar Explorer programme to underpin this. Deadline for applications is 11 January 2019 Secondary schools can apply for an award of £2,500, which aims to focus on the following four areas, the key to the successful transition of pupils in STEM subjects from primary to secondary: science leadership quality of collaboration between science…

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The Shell Bright Ideas Challenge – win STEM prizes to fund your department

November 10, 2018 - April 26, 2019

The Bright Ideas Challenge is designed to spark young people’s curiosity in science and engineering and to help you deliver the curriculum in a fun and engaging way. We’ve also aligned the resources to careers strategies across the UK, making it even easier for you to provide quality STEM careers inspiration in the classroom. Prizes Enter and your school could win: Up to £5,000 to supersize its STEM offering, and vouchers for individual team members The chance to take their ideas…

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PSTT/TTS photo competition – win a science ICT collection worth over £350!

November 12, 2018 - December 14, 2018

WHAT DOES SCIENCE LOOK LIKE IN YOUR SCHOOL? All UK primary schools (educating children from 4-11 years) are invited to submit a captioned photograph for a chance to win this amazing Science ICT collection worth over £350 from TTS. Runner Up prizes include copies of PSTT resources I Can Explain, Titanic and Science Trails. LET’S GET CREATIVE! Pupils might photograph an activity, a place, a reaction, or anything at all that they feel best represents ‘Science at our school’. Why…

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Why not Chemical Engineering?

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Downloadable classroom resources for students aged 14-18 (although there are materials available from Tomorrow’s Engineers for younger students) The website also has information that teachers might find useful including what chemical engineering is, what chemical engineers do and case studies. These resources are useful for meeting the recommendations of the Gatsby Careers reports and providing students with real STEM careers information

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Free posters from the IET

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

A range of free classroom posters to download or order to have delivered direct to your door! https://faraday-secondary.theiet.org/posters/

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January 2019

If you were an engineer, what would you do?®

January 30 @ 8:00 am - March 27 @ 5:00 pm

This free competition is open to children and students between the ages of 3 and 19 with awards presented to entries from each year group. All entries are graded by engineers with winning and shortlisted pupil designs displayed at public exhibitions up and down the country. All the pupils need to do is answer the question, “If you were an engineer, what would you do®?”, they will need to interview engineers about what it means to be an engineer, find a problem, invent a solution, draw it, explain it…

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February 2019

Unsung heroes of Science

February 10 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm

Video Competition Who has history forgotten? Whose story has been left out of the textbooks? Whose work gets overlooked? Whose story do you want to share? At Oxford University’s Hertford College we’re excited to launch our brand-new video competition: Unsung Heroes of Science. Anyone in the UK aged 16-18 can enter – we want you to make a short video celebrating a scientist who deserves wider recognition. There are no restrictions on who you can choose to celebrate – they can…

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