STEM Events/Competitions

Here you will find details of current STEM related competitions, events and news.

Stop the Spread Challenge

Stop the Spread is a new STEM challenge from Practical Action for students aged 7 - 16.

Highlighting the global issue of infectious disease students design, build and test a model of a hand washing device and produce educational materials for children in Kenya to encourage hand washing. It is accredited for the British Science Association CREST Discovery Award and can be used to enter the Youth Grand Challenges competitions. Resources include teacher guidelines, a student pack, a presentation, a video, certificates and a poster.

For a free printed copy of the poster, please email or click to see a video


30 inspirational ideas

As part of the celebrations for CREST's 30th anniversary, the British Science Association have published a new 30 inspirational ideas teaching resource, which is full of project suggestions, information and activities to help bring science alive in the classroom. It contains submissions from teachers, students and STEM professionals across the UK, and is a one-stop shop for inspiring ideas and activities. From top tips for running STEM clubs and CREST projects, to hands-on activity ideas, it has everything an educator will need to put on the most exciting sessions for their students.

Download the booklet here


Tomorrows Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

The Robotics Challenge is a curriculum-linked programme that sees students (11-14s) working together in teams to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges. Student teams across the country learn how to build, programme and control autonomous LEGO robots to complete a series of short, exciting aviation missions using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 sets. From speed racing to humanitarian aid, they'll demonstrate their skills at challenges held around the country. See for more details