Your guide to key STEM events in the region and throughout the UK.
This year, the Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) are sponsoring the new National Science and Engineering Week Oscars. We know that lots of fantastic events are organised every year for NSEW, and so this year we would like to offer a reward for your participation and effort. £1,000 cash prize is available to the winners of each of the following NSEW event categories:
Three planned events in each category will be shortlisted and then visited and judged by an NSEW representative during the week. All shortlisted events will be displayed on The BA website. These awards are open to any NSEW event organisers (apart from the school category which is restricted to pre-schools, primary schools, secondary schools and 6th form colleges).
The closing date for entries is 2nd February 2009. You need to self-nominate and apply online. The winners will be announced during NSEW and prizes awarded soon after.
Darwin200 is a national programme of events celebrating Charles Darwin’s scientific ideas and their impact around his two hundredth birthday on 12th February 2009. The celebrations include two additional anniversaries – 150 years since Darwin and Wallace announced the theory that rocked science and society on 1 July 2008, and 150 years since On the origin of species was published on 24 November 2009.
8pm - 10pm.
Dr. Elsa Aristodemou will introduce the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), which can be used to investigate how our Universe may have been created. The event will include a tour of the night sky from the NTU observatory.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester will be offering the opportunity for AS/A2 students to visit the campus and get hands-on experience with our Mass Spectrometry, FTIR and NMR instruments.
Event for A level students and their teachers to discover the chemistry behind the mobile phone.
The Big Bang - the landmark event celebrating science and engineering talent - bursts onto the scene from 4th to 6th March 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London. It aims to promote UK science and engineering generally, and inspire all students. It will feature compelling and exciting shows, workshops and presentations across the entire science and engineering spectrum; displays and demonstrations of leading-edge UK technology; and exhibition stands to showcase science and engineering projects. The Big Bang also features the newly established National Science Competition, where two stars will emerge - the first ever UK Young Scientist of the Year and UK Young Technologist of the Year.