TeenTech Awards – Latest!

We’ve had lots of schools asking if they can make late entries but the 2013 innovation categories are now being judged ( the projects are just brilliant, so it’s not easy ) . This week we will announce the 30 teams who will go forward to The Royal Society. The TeenTech 2014 Awards will open in the Autumn, so please join in next time. However, we have decided to extend the date for the Journalism Award until May 20th, so you can submit your entry using the Stage Two Entry form. The TeenTech Journalism Award is open to 11-16 yr olds and you may enter as an individual or as a team of three. You can enter even if you have already taken part in a different category of the Awards. There will be a prize of £1000 to the winning school. Criteria for the Special Journalism category TeenTech want to encourage young people to report on Science, Technology and Engineering stories. They can choose to tell us about world issues, local issues, their favourite piece of technology, or even report on fun STEM experiments they have seen in school.  If schools are collaborating with students from another country for the Awards, students might consider using the relationship to research and stories together, using an ‘international’ reporter. The BBC School Report website offers some very helpful advice for young journalists and is well worth reading. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/ Judging criteria: We will be looking for: Stories that come alive in the telling and are accessible to people who may not understand anything about the subject area       Good use of appropriate media...

All set for Hampshire!

TeenTech comes to Hampshire for the very first time on Tuesday.   Just three days to go before the very first TeenTech in Hampshire. The team have been working for the past ten months to create a really special day which will showcase very latest science and technology and give teenagers some unforgettable hands on experiences. Students from 28 schools across the county will  be able to try out home technology  which won’t reach the living room for at least five years. They’ll also appreciative the meaning of precision engineering as they fit a para-athlete’s prosthetic leg and have a chance to see how others might see them,  as they work with security experts to become more digitally aware. There’ll be an inter – school stadium building competition ,” Design an App” sessions and quadcopter flying. And much, much more. Sue Riley from the Basingstoke Consortium, the organiser of the Hampshire event says “The wait is nearly over for the launch of the first Hampshire TeenTech – and there are some truly special activities lined up for students and teachers. The imagination and enthusiasm of our companies, coupled with cutting edge technology and dedication of our business ambassadors is a really special mix….” We’re all looking forward to Tuesday. It’s set to be a brilliant day. Look out for the live reports from our team of young journalists who’ll be covering the event. 2012  National Sponsors        2012 Regional Sponsors                          ...

TeenTech City – the flame is lit!

TeenTechCity went live on May 14th, as students from 15 schools across East London tried out the very latest technology and met some of the UK’s coolest engineers and scientists in an event space to die for. Cisco House has been built for the Olympics on top of Westfield, with a panoramic view across the site. Against the impressive backdrop, the young people competed in a series of challenges and shared their own ideas about he technology they’d be using in 2050. It was a double helping of Technology, Science and Engineering for everyone who attended, with the sleek venue boasting some tremendous interactive technology and the TeenTech participating companies bringing along their own exciting experiences. Amongst the cool stuff on offer were PES Performance with their “Skeleton Bob” Bob-Sleigh simulator, The Welding Institute with their chocolate welding demonstration (strangely popular with all) and e-mpirical with some amazing 3D Printing.Other favourites included Pavegen demonstrating pavement slabs, which generate electricity when you walk on them, and the BBC Blue Room who had one of the new Litro cameras to get to grips with. There was always a crowd around the London Underground track design demonstration where you could bend the magnetic rail track up and down to try and create a smooth glide into a station for a train.   If you fancied working in the film or television industry, then there was a chance to show The Crewing Company whether you could cut it as a camera operator or a vision mixer on a live TeenTech News bulletin. For the fresh air fans Atkins were busy building a dome out on...

TeenTech Berkshire comes to Ascot

We’re just hours away from the first TeenTech event of 2012 at Berkshire where 300 teenagers from 30 schools across the region will be spending a day exploring the possibilities of working in Science, Technology and Engineering. Helping them do this will be 140 professionals from 30 companies and organisations in what will be a packed day of interactive discovery. Amongst the names showing the latest technologies, discoveries and products will be Sygenta, JVC, Blatchfords, Sony Europe and Universal Air (cool Quadcopter company). It’s a stunning venue, embodying some very cool engineering and construction technology. It’s exciting just to stand in the space. The activities at Ascot include our “Design An App” session with Dave Addey of Agant and some Mathematical conundrums from Conrad Wolfram and also the National Physical Laboratory. A team of young Reporters will be hunting down the news from the event and the BBC will be demonstrating that it is possible for two people to watch different programmes on one TV at the same time! And by tomorrow we’ll have been there and worn the t shirt. We’re all looking forward to a brilliant day. Huge thanks to all our participating companies for the very hard...

Berkshire

Here in Berkshire we’re really proud of TeenTech. We ran the first event here in 2008 and since then over a thousand teenagers and their teachers have been inspired by the brilliant engineers, scientists and technologists who support our events with such passion. This year another 300 teenagers from 30 different schools across Berkshire take part in challenges and experiments at Ascot Racecourse. TeenTech attracts the UK’ s leading Science and Technology companies who recognise the difference they can make by sharing their technologies and their people.  Exhibitors include 3M, AWE, BBC, BT,Google, IET, JVC, RIM (BlackBerry), Sony, University of Reading, Syngenta QA and Atkins. In all, over 35 companies, from global to start-up will be bringing their shiniest technology and their best engineers and scientists to explain what it takes to be part of their world. Amanda Richards, CEO,West Berkshire Education Business Partnership says “We have an amazing line up of companies set to inspire the young people of Berkshire at Teentech 2012 with a wealth of intriguing opportunities to get ‘hands on’.  We are proud to be a part of the team that is making this happen and looking forward to 4th May”. The event is organised by all three Education Business Partnerships in Berkshire – West, Central and East. We welcome companies – either to run interactive stands or to lend us an “ambassador” who can join a small group of students to help steer them through the activities. If you’d like any more information on how to join us, do get in touch info@teentechevent.com Sponsors The following companies and organisations make TeenTech Berkshire possible: National Sponsors       Regional Headline Sponsors      ...