STEM News Archive - 2017

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‘Scrub Up on Science Challenge 2018’ - Young people explore chemistry of bubbles, foam and fizz

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists is challenging young people aged 11-16 to put their creative and scientific talents to the test through the 2018 Scrub up on Science Challenge....
Published: 29 Nov 2017

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Santa Loves STEM prize draw 2017

Santa Loves STEM is back and this year we’re giving away daily prizes of primary or secondary poster packs to the lucky winners....
Published: 24 Nov 2017

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School Biology Teacher of the Year Award

The Royal Society of Biology’s School Biology Teacher of the Year Award is open to all teachers who are working with students aged 11-18....
Published: 08 Nov 2017

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Shell calls on schools across the country to enter science challenge to power our future cities

Shell today called for schools across Great Britain to enter The Bright Ideas Challenge, its national schools’ science competition, now in its third year. ...
Published: 02 Nov 2017

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First-hand engineering experience Up At The O2

A group of young engineers has gained first-hand experience of tensile fabric structures on a field trip with a structural engineer....
Published: 23 Aug 2017

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The Mechanicals Exhibition

This summer (July 25 – September 3 2017) The Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham is hosting an excellent Mechanicals exhibition with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre automata. ...
Published: 27 Jul 2017

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Canterbury Academy Students Triumph in the Science Playoffs at KM Bright Sparks finals

Canterbury Academy Team 2017 decided to design a jug, which would filter dirty water using a graphene filter....
Published: 25 Jul 2017

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The latest Ultimate STEM Challenge has just been launched!

Now in its fourth year, Ultimate STEM Challenge is a national STEM learning competition for 11-14s from the BP Educational Service....
Published: 19 Jul 2017

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Tonbridge Grammar School and Highworth Grammar School take home awards from the Big Bang Fair

A team from Tonbridge Grammar School won the Thales Prize for Coding for a project in which they built a flight simulator....
Published: 10 Jul 2017

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Kent College Win Gatwick Airport South East Young Engineers of The Year Award

The Kent College team won the Gatwick Airport South East Young Engineers of the Year award for their project “Low Cost Robotic Arm”. ...
Published: 10 Jul 2017

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Kent students triumphed in an annual competition for young scientists and engineers

Alexander Gray, from Ashford, was runner-up in the Junior Engineering category in the regional heats of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition....
Published: 10 Jul 2017

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Free LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3

Schools across the UK are invited to take part in a robotics challenge that will see student teams involved in ‘aviation missions’. ...
Published: 26 Jun 2017

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Opportunity for UK primary schools to boost attainment in STEM subjects

We now have spaces for 200 primary schools to join our exciting free Polar Explorer Programme....
Published: 15 Jun 2017

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RAS Diversity Ambassador Scheme

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) has partnered with STEM Learning to create a new scheme called the ‘diversity ambassador scheme’. This allows those of you who are STEM ambassadors to also become ‘diversit...
Published: 23 May 2017

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International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) Celebration

The Rochester Bridge Trust have arranged a private screening of Hidden Figures at Rochester Cineworld Cinema to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day. ...
Published: 15 May 2017

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Pint of Science festival

The Pint of Science festival is a three day international public engagement festival that will see thousands of scientists across the globe simultaneously standing up and telling the public about their research in o...
Published: 09 May 2017

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Apply now to host IET Faraday Challenge Day

IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems....
Published: 08 May 2017

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Catch The Robots Bug

Register your interest above for tips and tricks and the Catch the Robots Bug competition pack. The first 100 schools to register will get free Catch the Robots Bug posters!...
Published: 08 May 2017

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EngVentures - a journey into the world of science, technology and engineering!

EngVentures is a one-day event for Key Stage 3 students, designed to teach them more about the world of engineering, whilst showcasing all of the incredible and interesting things a modern engineer does, in a fun an...
Published: 04 May 2017

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Financial Support for Schools in Kent and Medway to Promote Chemical Sciences

The Kent Local Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry is keen to provide additional financial support for schools who wish to promote an interest in the chemical sciences in their students....
Published: 02 May 2017

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Young People having fun exploring coding

Kent & Medway STEM launched CoderDojo at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury in January 2017, which provides a free, volunteer-led, community-based programming club for young people....
Published: 11 Apr 2017

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Get ready for National Careers Week with new STEM careers profiles from BT STEM Crew

To celebrate National Careers Week, BT STEM Crew has launched its latest offering of free careers profiles....
Published: 08 Apr 2017

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New International Engineering photography competition launches

The IET has launched a new photography competition in a bid to challenge public misconceptions of engineering and to demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the world of engineering...
Published: 08 Apr 2017

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School trip highlights everyday engineering

Almost 40 six and seven-year-olds were taken on an engineering tour of Rochester’s Old Bridge, followed up by bridge building activities at their school, provided by the Rochester Bridge Trust....
Published: 05 Apr 2017

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Junior Technology Tournaments launched at Big Bang Fair

Young children are now able to discover the appeal of engineering thanks to a free education initiative launched at the national Big Bang Fair....
Published: 29 Mar 2017

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Poster Competition: Can you make a poster of what you think transport will look like in the future?

Now is the time to be thinking “future transport” with your pictures and designs of what you think the future transport is going to look like. ...
Published: 23 Mar 2017

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2017

The 10th Annual National Apprenticeship Week will be taking place from 6th-10th March. The week is to celebrate and raise awareness of the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals and businesses....
Published: 07 Feb 2017

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Innovation Competition 2017 is now Open

Canterbury Rotary Club, working with the Kentish Gazette and The Brett Group are running the fourth annual Innovation Competition for new ideas that is open to all Secondary School pupils in Kent....
Published: 30 Jan 2017

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Investigate the world with BBC Terrific Scientific

The BBC and partners have just announced BBC Terrific Scientific – a bold, ambitious new science campaign to inspire primary school pupils and teachers through exciting, innovative and accessible mass-participatio...
Published: 25 Jan 2017

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If you were an Engineer – What would you do? Competition Launched

The Primary and Secondary Engineer Leaders Award-South of England 2017 is now open for entries with deadline of 29 March 2017....
Published: 20 Jan 2017

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The Bright Ideas Challenge Competition is now open!

Secondary school students are invited to imagine innovative solutions to power the cities of the future....
Published: 10 Jan 2017

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