Greencamp for 9-17 year olds : Bristol-Green City of Europe 2015

Bristol is a Laboratory for Change, and  will be inviting businesses and academia to see the city as the place to collaborate, develop and test new products and services aimed at advancing expertise in all areas of sustainability. Included in this year are many events committed to sustainability and which exhibits the use of technology to improve our lives. Within the programme there is a Greentech Camp aimed at 9-17 year olds to show how technology can be used to meet green goals.

For example the programme in 2015  includes:

International GreenTech Festival Digital Greentech: BBC Bristol Digital Week & Green Capital Digital Challenge ‘Green & Digital’ Cleanweb Event, 5th February 2015

The Watershed, 6th March, 12.00pm – 2.00pm

International GreenTech Festival Greentech Innovation: Greentech Camp & Venturefest Bristol Greentech Camp, 30th March 2015 – 2nd April 2015 The Greentech Camp will get young people interested in the potential of green technology. The camp will provide 9-17 years old with an opportunity to learn about and explore how technology can be used for green goals.

International GreenTech Festival Greentech in the City: White Paper, Video, Roundtable & Business Dinner ‘Greentech in the City’ Project, 10th March 2015 (TBC) – 18th June 2015 This project will gather insights from cities around the world on three areas of ‘Greentech in the City’: (i) how are citizens using technology to green the city; (ii) what infrastructure are cities investing in to encourage the application of green technology; and (iii) how are businesses and universities being encouraged to support greentech research, development, innovation and commercialisation.

For full details of the whole project see: http://www.bristol2015.co.uk/

 

NSETC helps encourage and inspire young people into engineering 3-7th November 2014

NSETC is a new school, based in Weston-super-Mare, offering 14-19 year olds a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) focused education to help develop critical thinkers, increase science literacy, and lead to the next generation of entrepreneurs. As one of the school’s key focuses, NSETC have pledged their support to the national campaign, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek14), which takes place from 3-7November 2014 and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.Why STEM learning is different at NSETC

For further details see  http://nsetc.n-somerset.sch.uk/category/news/

Calling all young innovators between age 14-16!

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The ASTELLAS INNOVATION CHALLENGETM is an exciting competition being held across England, Scotland and Wales for 14-16 year olds in Years 10 or 11 (studying Key Stage 4 in England and Wales or S3 – S4 in Scotland) which aims to increase awareness of Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers. The ASTELLAS INNOVATION CHALLENGE tasks students to work in teams of up to 5 to develop the concept for a new mobile app to encourage healthy living. See http://www.astellas.eu/innovation-challenge , the final will be hosted in London on Tuesday 25 November 2014.

Engineering Inspiration for students – annual conference to be held by Women in Engineering Society on 14 November 2014 .

WES – working to inspire women in engineering and allied sciences for 95 years; promoting careers in engineering; supporting companies with gender diversity; and speaking as the collective voice of women engineers. Their annual conference is to be held at Aston University  on Friday 14th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014. Entitled Engineering Inspiration , it will be the  sixth annual WES student conference – brings together over 150 students and engineers to celebrate a shared passion  in engineering and technology and to open students’ eyes to career possibilities. Their conference details can be found on    see  http://www.wes.org.uk/

Engineering Inspiration - WES Student Conference 2014

Semta has launched the STEMalliance -a partnership between the government, educationalists and industry.

STEMalliance seeks  to nurture and train UK’s future STEM talent in order  to transform the skills and productivity of the people who power our engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, enabling UK industry to compete on the global stage.

For further information  http://www.semta.org.uk/STEMalliance

Telegraph STEM Awards launched for 14-15

The Telegraph UK STEM Awards has been relaunched this month as a unique opportunity for the  next generation to shine. This competition promises to be bigger and better than before and  reiterates the  importance of STEM subjects in the quest to satisfy the need for more graduates in these subjects. For further details have a look at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/education/stem-awards/

STEM Awards winners 2014