TeenTech City of Tomorrow

TeenTech City of Tomorrow

An exciting new initiative for Years 5-6 and 7-9 The TeenTech City of Tomorrow initiative offers students in Key Stages 2 and 3 (8-14 year olds) the opportunity to apply their knowledge of science, technology and engineering to create their own vision of the city. The activity highlights career pathways in construction, engineering and technology and promotes good citizenship. Schools, libraries, local councils, LEPs can register to participate here. If you are a parent or carer and would like to work with your child on this project, individual entries can also be made. Working to the brief of ‘smarter, kinder, safer’, each team will produce a building to sit on the footprint of an A4 card – but buildings can extend upwards or sideways. Materials used to build project models should be recycled or cost no more than £10 if bought specially. Teams are encouraged to incorporate ideas to develop the connectivity of their city, exploiting the Internet of Things. Together they will develop ideas for the connected city, addressing issues of how we will live, work and play in the future. Materials used to build project models should be recycled or cost no more than £10 if bought specially. Students can consider city areas such as parks, recreation centres, museums, airports, train stations, business hubs, workspaces, community gardens, not-for-profit institutions, environmental centres, residential, retail, etc There are free curriculum resources and lesson plans to help you plan the activity. How do I run the activity in my school or region?  The TeenTech City of Tomorrow programme has been designed to be flexible and scalable. It can be run...
TeenTech Events 2016 – come and join us!

TeenTech Events 2016 – come and join us!

Our TeenTech event days open students’ eyes to the possibilities of careers in science, engineering and technology at all levels. We dispel pre-conceptions and help young people see why they might want to play a very real part in these industries. Every event brings together 30-50 schools and 150-200 engineers, scientists and people working in tech for a carefully timetabled day of challenges and experiments. If you would like to participate as a school, company or sponsor do get in touch : info@teentechevent.com You can read feedback from our stakeholders at the end of the post. Our programme for 2016 is: TeenTech South Yorkshire – Doncaster Racecourse March 3 TeenTech Galway – March 8 TeenTech Manchester – April 27 TeenTech Solent May 19 TeenTech Hampshire – June 16 TeenTech Awards – (final) June 20 TeenTech Humber – July 6 TeenTech City of Tomorrow – Bristol and West Region July 12 TeenTech Telford October 11 TeenTech North Wales – October 2016 Teentech West – October 2016 TeenTech Surrey – November 16 TeenTech City – December 1 Feedback from our stakeholders:  The real benefit of involvement in TeenTech is that students get the opportunity to make connections with the world of work and are allowed to be creative, innovative while collaborating with University and Industry representatives. They are learning skills in pitching and presenting, producing reports, meeting deadlines. In Key Stage 3 we now emphasise the principles of collaboration, teamwork, problem solving skills and how Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics connect together. Teen Tech is having a major impact on our whole school in a number of ways. Teacher, Manchester The Challenges...
TeenTech Award entries – four weeks to go!

TeenTech Award entries – four weeks to go!

It’s a busy time of year for TeenTech and one we always look forward to! It’s just one month before the entries for the TeenTech Awards start to come in – so make sure you’re registered and have all the supporting information. The Stage 2 entry form for uploading projects will go live at the beginning of March. Closing date for entries is March 15th or the end of term. If you have any questions do get in touch with Dani who’s happy to help!...
TeenTech City

TeenTech City

THANK YOU  to everyone who made TeenTech City such a powerful experience. Teenagers buzzed with anticipation as they looked down on an arena filled to bursting with tech and engineering ready for them to explore. Many companies and universities had worked hard for months to develop fresh activities that brought opportunities in tech to life and teams from TeenTech Humber, TeenTech Solent and Teen Tech Surrey joined forces with our core team to deliver TeenTech’s largest event day. Check out our full set of pics on Flickr. The  520 Year 8 and Year 9 students participating in the TeenTech activity zones were joined by the Longitude Explorer finalists eager to learn who was going to win the coveted prizes and by all first year web media students from Ravensbourne who spend the first term of their University course building websites to share the experience of the day. Add those inspiring 300 volunteers from across every aspect of the science and technology industries  and you have some idea of the scale of the day. It was also an opportunity to get brainstorming for the TeenTech Awards and it wasn’t long before the long wall of the venue was  covered in ideas . It was great to hear the reaction of teachers saying students were both fascinated and inspired.  Many, many more pics on Flickr...

TeenTech winners take their idea to the boardroom

All contenders in the TeenTech Awards are automatically considered for the  Consumer Innovation Award. The category sponsor Maplin will then work with you to make your idea real, so the product can be sold in their stores with all profits going to the winning school team . After a year, you can sell your product anywhere. Have a look at what happened when the June 2015 winners took their idea one step closer to reality and make sure you register here for the 2015/6 Awards...

TeenTech Surrey : From the secrets of satellites to the technology of toothpaste …

TeenTech Surrey welcomed 340 Year 8 students from 34 schools from across the county for the sharply focussed, hands-on event day,  followed by a twilight session for over 250 A Level students who  toured our exhibiting companies and took part in an expert panel focussing on careers. 87% of the students confirmed that TeenTech Surrey increased their knowledge of Science, Technology and Engineering. Over 120 leading scientists, engineers and technologists from global, regional and start-up companies brought leading edge technology to show young people how they can be part of this world. From robotics to broadcast technology, precision engineering to world class scientific research, the event showcased the range of opportunities in a fast changing career landscape. Students were encouraged to take their ideas for how to make life better, simpler or easier forward into the TeenTech Awards, which are supported enthusiastically by  TeenTech patron, HRH Duke of York who will welcome the winners to Buckingham Palace.   Students took part in a range of exciting workshops which tested their ability to work together to build everything from geodesic domes to  their own ideas for the Internet of Things.  We were delighted that Air Products, Atkins, CBS Butler, DELL, GSK, Guildford College, QMUL, SEPnet, SODEXO, Thames Valley RepRap, Thames Water, 3aaa, Bloodhound, BOC, BCS, EDT, Institute of Civil Engineers, IntoFilm, JVC, Maplin, NPL, QA Apprenticeships, Robot Center, Samsung, Siemens, SSTL, Surrey University, Pirbright Institute and Waverley Training Services all attended to inspire and enthuse the next generation of scientists, technologist, engineers and mathematicians. Dr Beccy Bowden, CEO SATRO said “I’m delighted that SATRO is running TeenTech Surrey for the...