Your guide to key STEM events in the region and throughout the UK.
This competition is for East Midlands’ students. There are 15 fully funded places to be won by students in Years 9, 10 and 11 at Space School UK, a residential summer space school hosted by the University of Leicester (www.spaceschooluk.org). Competition entrants are invited to produce a project on the theme ‘So you want to be an astronaut?’. Projects can be presented in any way students want. See the Space Academy website for further information including teacher support notes and helpful hints.
CELS will be hosting the Salter's Festival of Chemistry, 2010. The activities involved aim to improve the image of chemistry among young people, and to promote interest in chemical science careers.
During the day, pupils will take part in the Salters' Challenge and a University Challenge, both of which will put their chemical knowledge, planning and team work skills to the test.
This event is funded by the Salters' Institute.
Win a free trip to the Galapagos Islands!
Use the Wellcome Trust Survival Rivals practical biology kits to carry out experiments. Creatively record the results via film or photography. Free experiment kits are available to order for KS3, KS4 and post 16 students via the website.
A “BioBlitz” is a large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting them to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over 24 hours. The majority of events work directly with an environmental records centre or within certain parameters in order to ensure that the data collected will have maximum scientific impact. Previous events have located between 300 and 700 unique species, depending on the site and number of people involved.
The First ever BioBlitz for Leicestershire is to be held at Watermead Country Park (North and South) on the 30th - 31st May (5pm- 5pm). The Leicester Bioblitz is a collaboration between Leicester City and County Council, with help from Groundwork Leicester and Leicestershire (GWLL) and the event coincides with an annual event "Wildlife on your Doorstep" which is organised by the Stepping Stones Project in Leicestershire.