STEM Challenge 2016

In March 2016, Lancaster University will be holding the third STEM Challenge Day for Year 9 and 10 pupils.

The competition is to give students from across the North West a chance to share their enthusiasm for science and technology and meet researchers working here at Lancaster. Schools who register to attend are to bring a team of 12 pupils (3 for each of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to compete against other schools in the region, over a range of STEM challenges.

Students from 2015 were put to the test making iodine clocks, building hologram-like projection stages using iPads, designing and firing bottle-rockets and making precision measurements.

Places are limited and the day is aimed specifically at students in years 9 and 10 and it is advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Winning teams will be awarded with prizes, and the overall winning school will be presented the Simon Martindale Shield, and £250 of library vouchers for their school. The 2015 winners were Keswick School.

If you are interested in bringing a team to compete, please contact Deborah Craine - or call 01524 594011.