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  • We need your help to bring technicians into the spotlight! We’re inviting young people, aged 5 -19 years, to use their imaginations and creativity in this hands-on photo competition.  Entries close on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 6pm.
    Technicians make it happen
    We need your help to bring technicians into the spotlight! We’re inviting young people, aged 5 -19 years, to use their imaginations and creativity in this hands-on photo competition. Entries close on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 6pm.
  • The SciChallenge contest is aiming at young people, between 10 to 14 years or 15 to 20 years old. The topic is cover one of the following fields: Natural Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Closing date 30th April 2017
    SciChallenge Contest
    The SciChallenge contest is aiming at young people, between 10 to 14 years or 15 to 20 years old. The topic is cover one of the following fields: Natural Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Closing date 30th April 2017
  • One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
    Salters' Festivals of Chemistry
    One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
  • The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
    Salters' Chemistry Club Handbook
    The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
  • These Awards are run by the Salters’ Institute in partnership with CLEAPSS and SSERC. The CLOSING DATE for applications: FRIDAY 5 MAY 2017
    Salters' National Awards for Science Technicians
    These Awards are run by the Salters’ Institute in partnership with CLEAPSS and SSERC. The CLOSING DATE for applications: FRIDAY 5 MAY 2017
  • FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through team-based relationships between peers and adults, participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
    First Lego League JR.
    FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through team-based relationships between peers and adults, participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
    First Lego League
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
  • WIN a Vu+ Wireless Primary Data-Logging Pack! Based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, Data Harvest is offering a Vu+ data logger as a prize for the competition. Competition closes on 31st March 2017
    Data Harvest Competition
    WIN a Vu+ Wireless Primary Data-Logging Pack! Based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, Data Harvest is offering a Vu+ data logger as a prize for the competition. Competition closes on 31st March 2017
  • Entries are now being accepted for the International Images for Science competition 2017. The competition is organised by The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and supported by Siemens. Closing date is midnight on 30th April 2017.
    Competition: International images for science
    Entries are now being accepted for the International Images for Science competition 2017. The competition is organised by The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and supported by Siemens. Closing date is midnight on 30th April 2017.
  • The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T students to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum. ENTIRES ARE NOW OPEN  The TDI Challenge has four categories, and is open to anyone who has created an impressive Design & Technology project within school.
    Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge
    The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T students to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum. ENTIRES ARE NOW OPEN The TDI Challenge has four categories, and is open to anyone who has created an impressive Design & Technology project within school.
  • The 2017 Great Bug Hunt for primary schools has been announced with  June 16th 2017 as the closing date for entries. A Great Competition for Primary Schools to encourage pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom.
    The Great Bug Hunt
    The 2017 Great Bug Hunt for primary schools has been announced with June 16th 2017 as the closing date for entries. A Great Competition for Primary Schools to encourage pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom.
  • The Exploring Electricity class pack presents an engaging way for children to investigate electricity topics. With six Genecon hand generatorsa range of accessories available, Genecon is an amazing hands-on way to learn about Electricity.The Data Harvest competition to win a class pack has now closed and the winners announced.
    Exploring electricity class pack
    The Exploring Electricity class pack presents an engaging way for children to investigate electricity topics. With six Genecon hand generatorsa range of accessories available, Genecon is an amazing hands-on way to learn about Electricity.The Data Harvest competition to win a class pack has now closed and the winners announced.
  • The next round of Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants of applications is open in January 2017!  The Biochemical Society have grants of up to £1000 available to help fund activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience, or more general biology, to young people and the community.
    Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants
    The next round of Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants of applications is open in January 2017! The Biochemical Society have grants of up to £1000 available to help fund activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience, or more general biology, to young people and the community.
  • The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process. The 2017 competition opens soon!
    Clean Tech Competition 2017
    The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process. The 2017 competition opens soon!
  • On March 18th 2017, UCL Neuroscience Society is organising a neuroscience competition for high school students, the English Brain Bee. The competition aims to teach students about the brain, its structure and function, and to provide an introduction to scientific research as a whole.
    UCL neuroscience competition
    On March 18th 2017, UCL Neuroscience Society is organising a neuroscience competition for high school students, the English Brain Bee. The competition aims to teach students about the brain, its structure and function, and to provide an introduction to scientific research as a whole.
  • The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Apply now for the 'Race for the line competition' - A Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition for England & Wales
    Bloodhound SSC - Race for the Line Competition
    The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Apply now for the 'Race for the line competition' - A Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition for England & Wales
  • Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
    The Uncover Copper Competition
    Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
  • Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017
    The Junior Memory Championship
    Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017
  • The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
    Edina Trust
    The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
  • The 2016 Copper Education Competition: Curious About Copper results have been announced. Find out about the winners and their winning posters here!
    Copper Development Association 2016 Poster Competition
    The 2016 Copper Education Competition: Curious About Copper results have been announced. Find out about the winners and their winning posters here!
  • A very different, very fun experience for budding innovators that will help bridge the gap between an idea and commercial viability. Open to students aged 16-18 and resident in Northern Ireland,  five finalists will receive an 8 week summer internships, £1500 each, and mentoring from an expert entrepreneur
    CONNECT Young Founders
    A very different, very fun experience for budding innovators that will help bridge the gap between an idea and commercial viability. Open to students aged 16-18 and resident in Northern Ireland, five finalists will receive an 8 week summer internships, £1500 each, and mentoring from an expert entrepreneur
  • Fundraising for lions competition: This fantastic fundraising pack will empower your students to take some social action while having great fun learning about Asiatic lions. Open for students aged 3 to 18 years of age.
    Fundraising for lions
    Fundraising for lions competition: This fantastic fundraising pack will empower your students to take some social action while having great fun learning about Asiatic lions. Open for students aged 3 to 18 years of age.
  • Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges.
    Imagine Cup Innovation Competition
    Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges.
  • Now in its seventh successful year, Gratnells is pleased to sponsor the Science Technician of the Year Award 2015. The closing date for entries is Friday,  29 th January, 2016.
    Gratnells Science Technician of the Year Award
    Now in its seventh successful year, Gratnells is pleased to sponsor the Science Technician of the Year Award 2015. The closing date for entries is Friday, 29 th January, 2016.
  • The 2015 winning entries are presnted by Richard Needham in a short YouTube video.
    Curious Abiout Copper - 2015 winners
    The 2015 winning entries are presnted by Richard Needham in a short YouTube video.
  • Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support innovative pharmacology outreach and public engagement activities. These grants are available to both BPS members and non-members, including schools and teachers, and deadlines for applications fall in February and September.
    The British Pharmacological Society-Outreach grants
    Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support innovative pharmacology outreach and public engagement activities. These grants are available to both BPS members and non-members, including schools and teachers, and deadlines for applications fall in February and September.
  • Gratnells supports science education with numerous important awards and initiatives, championing technicians professional status.
    Gratnells Education Zone
    Gratnells supports science education with numerous important awards and initiatives, championing technicians professional status.
  • A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
    Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize
    A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
  • Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
    Beat the Flood
    Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
  • A range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into your lessons or be used as the basis for an off-timetable day. Perfect for National Science and Engineering Week.
    Practical Action STEM Resources
    A range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into your lessons or be used as the basis for an off-timetable day. Perfect for National Science and Engineering Week.
  • A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.
    SCI-TECH Challenge
    A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.

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