STEM News Archive - 2015

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Happy Christmas from Kent & Medway STEM

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a successful 2016!...
Published: 17 Dec 2015

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Opportunity to ask Tim Peake questions while on board the International Space Station

British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission prepares for launch....
Published: 07 Dec 2015

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Big Bang @ Discovery Park

Getting students buzzing about science, technology, engineering and maths....
Published: 25 Nov 2015

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Kent School wins the Rolls Royce Science Prize and another is one of the runners up

Kent School wins the Rolls Royce Science Prize and another is one of the runners up....
Published: 11 Nov 2015

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Young scientist’s report on his experiences at the London International Youth Science Forum

Cal Hewitt was sponsored with the help of STEMNET to attend this event and clearly got a lot of value from attending - read his lively report....
Published: 11 Nov 2015

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Careers in Digital

The Tech Partnership’s autumn campaign, My Tech Story, has got off to a flying start with more than 40 individuals sharing their personal accounts of career success. ...
Published: 05 Nov 2015

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Fourth Raspberry Pi programming Challenge

Entrants are invited to this year’s Fourth Raspberry Pi programming Challenge (from PA Consulting Services) to use Raspberry Pi computers to drive innovation....
Published: 03 Nov 2015

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Grants for Schools & Organisations

To celebrate British Science Week (11-20 March), there are a number of grant schemes available, providing small pots of funding from £200 to £700....
Published: 28 Oct 2015

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Can your School connect the unconnected?

The Little BIG Awards is a rewarding and exciting way to improve students business and life skills, while also being a fun way to cover some academic topics. ...
Published: 27 Oct 2015

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Cool Physics - Interactive Liquid Nitrogen presentation

To coincide with British Science Week next spring, the School of Physical Sciences Outreach Team at the University of Kent are putting on a show 'Interactive Liquid Nitrogen' for Years 7 - 9....
Published: 26 Oct 2015

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Turn your pupils into space biologists!

On 2nd September 2015, 2kg of rocket seeds were launched into space where they will spend the next few months on-board the International Space Station (ISS) before being returned to the UK for a nationwide experimen...
Published: 16 Oct 2015

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Into Film: Into Space

This is an exciting and first-of-its-kind filmmaking competition that offers the chance for six lucky entrants to have their winning entries screened in orbit around the Earth for Tim Peake during his mission to the...
Published: 16 Oct 2015

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BBC Academy

BBC is looking for the next generation of innovators/inventors /problem solvers! Applications are invited for its industry leading sponsored degree scheme. ...
Published: 14 Oct 2015

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The D&T Association Excellence Awards Nomination for Awards 2016

The D&T Association Excellence Awards gives professional recognition to individuals for their contribution to design and technology education....
Published: 09 Oct 2015

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The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Schools across the country are invited to take on a robotics challenge that will see student teams involved in ‘space missions’....
Published: 08 Oct 2015

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Biology Week 2015

Biology Week showcases the important and amazing world of the biosciences, getting everyone from children to professional biologists involved in fun and interesting life science activities....
Published: 08 Oct 2015

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2015 #AskTheEngineers

Tomorrow's Engineers Week takes place from 2-6 November and aims to change perceptions of engineering and bring the industry alive for young people....
Published: 07 Oct 2015

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STEM at Work

STEM at Work will reveal the wide range of careers available in STEM industries to school pupils, offering an insight into different career pathways....
Published: 07 Oct 2015

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What’s My Line? - Biology

This activity helps students to realise the variety of jobs that involve STEM....
Published: 06 Oct 2015

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FREE Students and Teachers Conference

We can't think of a much better way to learn something and be inspired on a Wednesday afternoon....
Published: 05 Oct 2015

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Cosmonauts: Private View for Teachers

New exhibition, Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age, has just opened and is receiving great reviews. Teachers are invited to join a private view of the exhibition, exclusively for teachers, on Thursday 29 October fro...
Published: 01 Oct 2015

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National Science + Engineering Competition

The National Science + Engineering Competition is open to all 11-18 year olds living in the UK and in full-time education. The competition rewards students who have achieved excellence in a science, technology, engi...
Published: 29 Sep 2015

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Sparxx- The next wave of young female innovators

Sparxx is a mechanism developed by WES (Women’s Engineering Society) to provide ongoing encouragement for girls between the ages of 11 and 18 who express an interest in in CRESTA (Creativity, Engineering, Science,...
Published: 24 Sep 2015

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Young Engineer Britain- Intel Mentoring & Competition

Every year Young Engineers through the Young Engineer for Britain Mentoring Programme Competition is able to send at least two students with their engineering projects to compete at the Intel International Science a...
Published: 10 Sep 2015

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Take on the Ultimate STEM Challenge

BP are excited to announce the launch of the Ultimate STEM Challenge 2015-2016 in partnership with the Science Museum and STEMNET....
Published: 02 Sep 2015

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Introducing the BBC micro:bit

The BBC has unveiled the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across th...
Published: 11 Aug 2015

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Apply now to host an IET Faraday Challenge Day in your school

The IET are taking part in a pioneering partnership led by the BBC where they are sending a personal coding device free to every child in Year 7 across the whole of the UK....
Published: 28 Jul 2015

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First results from cosmic-ray detector designed by Simon Langton Grammar School students

Students from the Simon Langton Grammar School, UK, devised this satellite experiment to study cosmic rays and the solar wind....
Published: 27 Jul 2015

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IET Faraday Challenge Days Results

These 59 events took place across the whole of the UK - reaching out to over 2,000 students....
Published: 15 Jul 2015

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Polli:Nation project open for applications

A new nationwide schools biodiversity project, called Polli:Nation, launched this month and is now open for initial applications....
Published: 15 Jul 2015

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Challenge for Year 8 & 9

Tomorrow’s Engineers have recently launched a new Energy Challenge (sponsored by Shell) for Year 8 & 9 students....
Published: 26 Jun 2015

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OCR’s KS3 STEM Project – a project based learning approach

OCR’s KS3 STEM qualifications are now supported by a free online resource, the OCR STEM Project. ...
Published: 22 Jun 2015

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Teachers Invite to The Royal Society- Business Support Round Table

You are formally invited to attend a teacher roundtable, hosted by the Royal Society, from 2-5pm on 30 June 2015....
Published: 20 Jun 2015

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University of Kent- Award for Best Year 9 or Year 12 Physics Student

University of Kent and the School of Physical Sciences, in association with the Ogden Trust, are very pleased to invite you to nominate your best Year 9 and Year 12 physics students who will be recognized and recei...
Published: 19 Jun 2015

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Royal Society Partnership Grants scheme Open

The Royal Society Partnership Grants scheme, offering up to £3000 to fund school STEM projects, is now open for applications until 31 July 2015. Please help spread the word to your STEM and education contacts....
Published: 18 Jun 2015

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STEM Enrichment Sessions from Siemens

Looking for hands on activities to make engineering relevant in the classroom? Keen to showcase the variety of career opportunities STEM subjects can lead to?...
Published: 27 May 2015

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TechFuture Girls- Free IT School Club Resources

TechFuture Girls (formerly known as CC4G) is an out-of-the-box after-school club that has been specifically designed to encourage girls to stay engaged in IT....
Published: 26 May 2015

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Rocket Science lifts off!

RHS boldly goes where none have gone before, turning half a million UK children into space biologists....
Published: 20 May 2015

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The Outbox Incubator Initiative

This opportunity will allow girls to learn about themselves as entrepreneurs and give them chance to make their ideas a feasible business, with funding and on-going support through the programme....
Published: 19 May 2015

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Kent & Medway Bright Spark Awards

If your students have a project underway using cross-curricular skills of maths, science, IT or engineering then you should enter it into the Kent & Medway STEM Bright Spark Awards....
Published: 08 May 2015

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Chemistry at Work

Kent & Medway STEM are yet again hosting Chemistry at Work, after the very successful events held in the previous years, on behalf of Royal Society of Chemistry....
Published: 29 Apr 2015

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Call for STEM Ambassadors: Big Bang Fair South East

Would you like to be part of a colourful, noisy and fun event and help to inspire the next generation of scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians?...
Published: 29 Apr 2015

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I’m an Engineer – Get me Out of Here! – Space Zone

Your students challenge the engineers over fast-paced online text-based live chats....
Published: 22 Apr 2015

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South East England Special Leaders Award

This award is a great opportunity to engage pupils with real engineers who will convey the importance of STEM in their daily working lives....
Published: 21 Apr 2015

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Royal Statistical Society – Free Teacher Membership

The RSS have a free membership for teachers....
Published: 21 Apr 2015

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Small Science - Big Future

To mark National Women in STEM Day, Kent & Medway STEM in collaboration with Royal Society of Chemistry, ChemNet, have organised an interactive lecture for Key stage 3 and 4 students....
Published: 20 Apr 2015

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Learn Chemistry Partnership

Connect your school to the world's leading chemistry community through our Learn Chemistry Partnership....
Published: 15 Apr 2015

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Sandwich Junior School: Chemistry at Work Science Day

For the third year running Pfizer STEM Ambassadors have run Chemistry at Work at Sandwich Junior School on the 13th of March 2015 with over 200 pupils....
Published: 13 Apr 2015

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Letter From Tim Peake to Schools

To make sure every student in the country gets a chance to be part of his mission, Tim sent a letter to all schools in the UK outlining the exciting opportunities available....
Published: 13 Apr 2015

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Nominations Open for WISE Awards 2015

At WISE (Women in to Science and Engineering), the mission is to increase the gender balance in the UK’s STEM workforce, pushing the presence of female employees from 13% as it stands now, to 30% by 2020....
Published: 13 Apr 2015

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Sustainable Cities Innovation Swap Shop

The British Science Association is looking for secondary school teachers to take part in an Innovation Swap Shop as part of the MARCH project. ...
Published: 27 Mar 2015

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BSA Media Fellowships 2015

Applications for the British Science Association Media Fellowships 2015 are now open....
Published: 19 Mar 2015

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Dyson Free Engineering Box

More than 130,000 students in the UK and the US have tackled engineering with the James Dyson Foundation Engineering Box....
Published: 16 Mar 2015

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Worm Watch Lab

They need your help in observing the behaviour of tiny nematode worms....
Published: 16 Mar 2015

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WIN £300 to Spend on Cookery Equipment for your School

Thanet schools are invited to take part in this exciting recipe competition, designed to raise awareness of healthy ingredients and encourage experimentation in the kitchen....
Published: 16 Mar 2015

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Social Mobility Foundation STEM Ambassador E-Mentors

They’re looking for more biology/chemistry professionals to become e-mentors....
Published: 16 Mar 2015

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Healthcare Science Week 2015

Healthcare Science Week is an annual week-long programme designed to promote the amazing work of healthcare science professionals and highlight the difference they make to patients' lives....
Published: 10 Mar 2015

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NEWEx - National Eclipse Weather Experiment

On Friday 20 March 2015 there will be a rare near-total solar eclipse visible from the UK. The Department of Meteorology will be running a series of events and experiments, both at the University and elsewhere, duri...
Published: 09 Mar 2015

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Google Science Fair 2015

The Google Science Fair is a global online competition for students ages 13 to 18....
Published: 06 Mar 2015

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Discover Apprenticeships

A series of specific talks by employers and current apprentices will open up the world of apprenticeships as exciting career opportunities....
Published: 19 Feb 2015

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Astro Pi Competition

Send your students’ computer code into space with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake....
Published: 17 Feb 2015

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Kent Teacher of the Year Awards

The Kent Teacher of the Year Awards were started to mark the vital contribution that teaching staff make to our community....
Published: 17 Feb 2015

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WorldSkills UK Engineering 2015 Competition

WorldSkills UK has a portfolio of 70 plus skills competitions designed by leading industry experts and training providers which are aimed at apprentices, students, trainees and employees....
Published: 17 Feb 2015

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National Women in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in 2014 to encourage more girls to consider engineering as a career....
Published: 17 Feb 2015

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Engaging Children with the History of Biology

The Society of Biology has produced free teaching resources, to engage children with the eminent and sometimes unsung heroes of biology. ...
Published: 16 Feb 2015

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Meet the Birds of Prey

Eagle Heights will be giving a demonstration and educational talk about Birds of Prey at St Lawrence College in Ramsgate on Tuesday 10 March 2015....
Published: 10 Feb 2015

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The Big Bang Fair @ Discovery Park, Sandwich

The free to attend fair aims to show just how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are in STEM related careers and further education....
Published: 03 Feb 2015

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The Big Bang @ Discovery Park Needs You!

We are now looking for company, organisation and STEM Ambassador support on Friday 20 March 2015, 9:30am-3pm....
Published: 03 Feb 2015

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Forensic Science Days at Canterbury Christ Church University

These Forensic Science Days are suitable for KS3 students and will be run like a real forensic case using mock crime scenes and forensic workshops....
Published: 03 Feb 2015

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The Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication 2015

The Bill Bryson Prize is a creative science communication competition open to students around the world from ages 5–18....
Published: 30 Jan 2015

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Brenda Keogh Primary Science Award

Each year, ASE will award two primary schools to help them enrich their science provision....
Published: 30 Jan 2015

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New Intensive ENTHUSE Awards available

Intensive ENTHUSE Awards of up to £5,000 are available to state funded schools and colleges in England....
Published: 30 Jan 2015

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Climate Change in Kent - Should We Be Concerned?

The Royal Society of Chemistry and St Lawrence College presents Climate Change in Kent - Should We Be Concerned?...
Published: 30 Jan 2015

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University of Kent A-Level Taster Days- Science

The University of Kent are holding A-level taster days in Physics, Chemistry and Forensic Science over June 2015....
Published: 28 Jan 2015

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Laing O’Rourke Cadet Scheme Open Evening – Dartford

Laing O’Rourke invites you to find out about their school leaver trainee opportunities....
Published: 22 Jan 2015

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Call for Entries: International Images for Science

The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has launched a Call for Entries for the world’s best scientific and engineering images....
Published: 16 Jan 2015

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Grant Scheme for Enriching STEM teaching in Schools

Grants of up to £500 are being offered to eligible state-funded schools, academies and FE colleges in the UK to take part in an Enrichment and Enhancement (E&E) STEM activity from the STEM Directories before July 2...
Published: 16 Jan 2015

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New KS3 Science Curriculum: Energy Stimulating Physics Network CPD

Science teachers from Schools within reach of Medway are invited to a FREE INSET event at Rainham Mark Grammar School....
Published: 15 Jan 2015

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BBC Learning Coding Online Live Lesson at Big Bang Science Fair

The BBC is delighted to announce that it will be bringing an exciting interactive experience to the Big Bang Fair 11 -14th March 2015 as part of British Science Week....
Published: 13 Jan 2015

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British Science Week- I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer

For two weeks between the 9th and 20th March, your students will be able to ask questions to, and take part in live text-based chats with real scientists and engineers in the free, online events....
Published: 13 Jan 2015

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IoT World Forum Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge

Cisco invites your school to take part in a Global Innovation Challenge to show us how you think life could be made better by connecting everyday things together....
Published: 12 Jan 2015

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Natural History Museum Free School Workshops & Shows 2015

The Natural History Museum has a variety of free bookable shows, workshops, student experiences and resources available for all age ranges....
Published: 06 Jan 2015

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Free Biology AS and A-Level days at Natural History Museum

Bring your budding biologists along to meet the Natural History Museum scientists, take guided tours and explore our exhibitions at the Museum’s biology days....
Published: 06 Jan 2015

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Mentoring with the Social Mobility Foundation

The Social Mobility Foundation are currently recruiting for mentors to participate in the 2015 mentoring cycle....
Published: 05 Jan 2015

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Engineering Happiness

The civil engineers behind some of London's most iconic infrastructure projects have put on their dancing shoes, to show the public – especially young people - how happy they are to be engineers....
Published: 05 Jan 2015

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Geoscience Education Academy Free Teacher Training

This event is completely FREE to attend with all UK travel reimbursed and accommodation in London included....
Published: 04 Jan 2015

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National Schools Geology Challenge and Early Career Award

Now in its fourth year, the National Schools Geology Challenge is looking for 2015 finalists....
Published: 03 Jan 2015

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