What’s On

What is going on in Lancashire?

There is a multitude of STEM activities going on during the year across our Region and Nationally.

Below is a calendar of the KEY DATES for your STEM diary, but is by no means a true reflection of the fantastic and incredible STEM stuff that you are all undertaking across our County.
At last count we had over 20,000 STEM Ambassador interactions with schools during the 2013/14 school year! Keep up the good work!

Spring, Summer and Autumn term

January

Science Museum Outreach – bookings open for summer term visits on the first day of term. Book your visit before they’re full!

Nuffield Research Placement scheme – Applications open for summer placements.

First Lego League – UK final takes place this month.

F1 in Schools – Regional finals take place this month.

4×4 in Schools – Regional finals take place this month.

Salters Chemistry Camps – Applications open.

Blackpool Schools Careers Event – Blackpool Pleasure Beach


February

F1 in Schools – Regional finals take place this month.

4×4 in Schools – Regional finals take place this month.

Jaguar Maths in Motion – Home user 1st Round and Race 1 take place this month.

The Big Bumblebee Discovery – Register online to take part: bee discovery.org

WORK INSPIRATION Pendle Schools

IET Education Fund Applications


March

National Science & Engineering Week – (RENAMED – British Science Festival from 2015) Get involved with lots of events in early March.

Nuffield Research Placement scheme – Application close.

National Science & Competition – Finals take place at The Big Bang Fair.

F1 in Schools – UK finals this month.

VEX Robotics – UK finals this month.

WORK INSPIRATION Burnley Schools

Enjoy – Neering Competition at Burnley College


April

4×4 in Schools – UK final. Schools registration opens.

F1 in Schools – Registration opens.

Young Scientists Journal – New issue due out this month.

Science Museum Outreach – First day of term, bookings open for next academic year. Book your visit before they’re full!

British Science Festival – Schools booking opens.


May

IET Faraday Challenge days – Schools applications open.

I’m A Scienctist and I’m an Engineer – Summer Registrations

June

IET Faraday – National final this month.

Jaguar Maths in Motion – UK finals this month.

STEMettes – Summertime panel event.

Elite Engineering Programme – Pilot schools national final.

The Big Bumblebee Discovery – Take part in the citizen science experiment and re-
cord your results online: beediscovery.org.

Faraday Challenge Days – Applications open

Lancashire – Science Festival


July

Royal Institution / L’Oreal Young Scientists Centre – Summer Schools (prior booking needed).

Greenpower – Gathering of Goblins at Goodwood.

National Science + Engineering Competition – Online entries process opens for all age levels.

Big Bang Near me at Aintree Racecourse

Lancashire Schools Sustainability Conference

CATALYST Competition sponsored by Johnson Matthey


August

Royal Institution / L’Oreal Young Scientists Centre – Summer Schools (prior booking needed).

Young Rewired State – Festival of Code.

STEMettes – Summer Hack.

September

Young Scientists Journal – New editors application open.

Science Museum Outreach – Bookings open for spring term visits on first day back.

Society of Biology – Teacher of the Year Award nominations open.

IET Faraday Challenge – Season kicks off.

Vex Robotics – UK regional heats begin.

British Science Festival – Visit us in Birmingham 2014 (prior booking needed).

Royal Partnership Grants Scheme Applications


October

Nuffield Research Placement scheme – Celebration events for students who have completed placements over the summer.

Greenpower – National finals at Goodwood.

National Science + Engineering Competition – Online entry closes 31st Oc.

Biology Week – Get involved with lots of activities across the UK.

Engineering Your Future KS5 Event in Burnley

Connecting Businesses to STEM Clubs Events – Lancashire

November

STEMNET – STEMNET Awards takes place this month.

Engineering Your Future KS5 Event in Preston

December

STEMettes – Christmas Panel Event.

Society of Biology – Teacher of the Year nomination deadline this month.

Cheltenham Science Festival – LabLive events (KS3 nationwide).

Royal Institution – Christmas Lectures (tickets for live filming allocated via ballot for schools/ members in September).