What’s on: Autumn 2021

We’ve got lots of interesting activities for students this autumn term.

Get stuck in with I’m an Engineer and I’m a Scientist!

Teachers: Register and get access to all available activities each month ❯
This includes I’m an Engineer, I’m a Scientist, as well as our other projects.

In addition to our activities running throughout the year, we will also offer special activities where we might ask you to sign up to take part.

School students gain a better understanding of STEM careers, and see STEM as something ‘for them’, by connecting with engineers, scientists, researchers, and experts in their field. Find out more ❯Everything happens online. It’s text-only (no audio or video), fully moderated, and flexible – take part at times that suit your timetable at any time during the activity.

All our activities are fully funded for UK state-maintained schools.

September 2021

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General science Zone

Open to: all UK schools
Starting on 23 August and running throughout September, this general science-themed Zone (called the Hydrogen Zone) will feature scientists working on a broad range of topics, such as biology, medical research, chemistry, physics, and computing.

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here

FUTURES Zone

Open to: schools in the South West of England
Running from Friday 24 September to Friday 8 Oct 2021, students in the South West of England can connect with researchers from local universities, and find out about the exciting opportunities and innovations coming out of the South West. This Zone is funded by FUTURES2021.
Find out more ❯

Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life

Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life (Special Zone)

Open to: all UK schools

  • A cutting-edge long-term science project thats happening right now
  • Reccomended for students aged 15-18
  • Sign up & Take part ❯

October 2021

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Space Zone

Open to: all UK schools
Connect your students with engineers working in the growing UK space sector. They can chat with engineers building rockets, designing satellites, and using space data to learn more about our planet. The Space Zone is funded by the UK Space Agency.

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Youth Engineering for Environmental Sustainability Summit (YEESS)

Open to: sixth form students in the West of England
From 11 to 13 October, YEESS will get sixth form students in the West of England thinking about COP-26, by guiding them through a thought-provoking programme of events around sustainability and engineering, with working engineers.
Find out more ❯

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Battery Zone

Open to: all UK schools
How do we store renewable energy and power electric vehicles? By building bigger, cheaper batteries made from sustainable materials. Connect your students with scientists using green technologies to make the world a more sustainable place. The Battery Zone is jointly funded by the Faraday Institution and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

UK Black History Zone

UK Black History Zone (Special Zone)

Open to: all UK schools

  • During Black History Month, school students can connect with historians and activists to learn about the figures that helped shape the modern-day UK.
  • Sign up & Take part ❯

November 2021

 

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Fusion Energy Zone

Open to: all UK schools
Nuclear fusion has the potential to revolutionise energy generation, by providing a clean, efficient, and reliable fuel source with no radioactive waste. In this activity funded by the UK Atomic Energy Authority, students can connect with engineers trying to harness the power of the Sun by developing new technology to create fusion power stations.

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Invisible Internet Zone

Open to: all UK schools
We all use the internet every day, but how does it work, and who are the people keeping it running? In this activity funded by techUK and other internet infrastructure companies, students can meet the engineers responsible for building, improving, and maintaining the systems that keep us connected with the rest of the world.

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Genetics Zone

Open to: all UK schools
Students can discover what makes them who they are, and learn how our genetic code relates to our risk of getting ill. The Genetics Zone is funded by the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford.

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Psychology Zone

Open to: all UK schools
Students can learn more about what psychology is, and who it’s for, by connecting with working psychologists. The Psychology Zone is funded by the British Psychological Society.

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Clean World Zone

Open to: all UK schools
Faced with an ever-urgent climate crisis, we need to make big changes to the technologies we use in our lives. This November, connect your students with the scientists and researchers making the world a cleaner and healthier place. The Clean World Zone is funded by Johnson Matthey.


December 2021

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Nuclear Zone

Open to: all UK schools
Give your students a behind-the-scenes peek at the technology powering 21% of the UK in this activity funded by the South West Nuclear Hub and STFC. Show school students how nuclear science affects their everyday lives, and career paths they might not have considered, by taking part in live Chats with people working in the UK’s nuclear sector.


Teachers: Register and get access to all available activities each month ❯
This includes I’m an Engineer, I’m a Scientist, as well as our other projects.

Posted on July 20, 2021 by modjamie in News. Comments Off on What’s on: Autumn 2021