STEM

Can your class master Mars? School robot competition 2020 invites team entries

The EPSRC UK-RAS Network, organiser of the annual UK Robotics Week celebration, is today inviting school groups aged 8-14 years to submit their unique designs for a robot that can explore exciting space terrains. The School Robot Competition 2020 is open for entries now at https://www.ukras.org/school-robot-competition/design. The deadline has been …

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The Smallpeice Trust and the RAF to donate Think Kits to schools

Children’s education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, and the RAF have joined forces to donate engineering-based ‘Think Kits’ to the schools remaining open to support vulnerable children and students of key workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of need, many UK schools are continuing to provide emergency learning and …

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New ‘Great Exhibition at Home’ challenge launched to inspire young innovators in wake of school shutdown

The Great Exhibition at Home Challenge is a positive contribution to independent learning at home during this period of unprecedented Covid-19 disruption from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Big Ideas. Meaningful, structured and creative STEM activities build to an exhibition to …

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Robot-savvy students secure once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent the UK at global robotics tournament in the USA

Almost 500 students from across the South of England gathered at the KingsGate Conference Centre in Peterborough this week (Wednesday 13 March) to compete in the inaugural FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Championships. Team St Christopher’s Snowflakes from St Christopher School, Letchworth Garden City were named FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Inspire …

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Students put their STEM skills to the test at the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge tournament

Almost 200 school children from across East Anglia gathered at University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering this week (Tuesday 15 January) to compete in the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge regional heat. Team CERC, Cambourne Electronics & Robotics Club, were awarded the FIRST® LEGO® League Champions’ Award and will now …

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Seven reasons to enter the Bright Ideas Challenge today!

The Bright Ideas Challenge, Shell’s national schools competition for students aged 11-14, is open for entries for the fourth year running. The competition invites young people to use their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills to come up with ‘bright ideas’ for powering future cities to be vibrant, healthy, …

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