National Science and Engineering Week 2010 Briefing


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Information for people considering running an event during National Science and Engineering Week 2010 (12-21 March)

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  • For those who don’t know… conceived in 1994, National Science and Engineering Week is a large UK wide celebration of science and engineering – 1.4 million people took part in around 3,500 events across the UK in 2009 10 day celebration of science, engineering and technology that provides a platform for the whole STEM and science communication communities to work together to engage and inspire the public with their subjects.
  • National Science and Engineering Week 2010 Briefing

    1. 1. Funded by: In partnership with:
    2. 2. National Science and Engineering Week What is it? When is it? Where does it take part? Who takes part? Why take part? A 10 day celebration of science, engineering and technology held across the UK 12 – 21 March 2010 Venues across the country – schools, universities, museums, theatres... All sorts of people – teachers, academics, industry, politicians, artists, societies... Loads of reasons...need another slide!
    3. 3. <ul><li>to promote what you do </li></ul><ul><li>to develop science communication skills at a comfortable level </li></ul><ul><li>to try something different with your audience – either the public or your school </li></ul><ul><li>to raise the profile of your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>to generate press coverage </li></ul><ul><li>to find new or larger audiences </li></ul><ul><li>to form collaborations or links with other organisations in your area </li></ul><ul><li>to have fun! </li></ul><ul><li> take part in one of the largest science experiences in the country </li></ul>Why take part? ...what types of activities/events should I run?
    4. 4. The theme for 2010 is Earth Space Geology Conservation Habitats Populations Climate Change Volcanoes Tornadoes Weather Food Biodiversity Fossil fuels The Moon Play Hands-on activities Lecture Debate Quiz Guided Walk Field trip Workshop Competition Exhibition Film screening Science busking Demonstrations
    5. 5. <ul><li>Register on the NSEW online programme </li></ul><ul><li>Regional and national press releases, listings, features </li></ul><ul><li>Ministerial visits </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing materials </li></ul><ul><li>NSEW certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Free prize draw for schools </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation & funding </li></ul>Please let us know about your plans...
    6. 6. Mass participation activities Schools Competition PR activity Highlighting events and research Our early plans...
    7. 7. <ul><li>Guide to funding is available from British Science Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some funders where deadline is soon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institute of Physics. Public Engagement Grant Scheme. Deadline 6 th November 2009. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science and Technology Facilities Council Small Awards Scheme. Deadline: 15 th October 2009. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Society of Chemistry. Education Initiatives fund. Deadline: 31 st October 2009. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellcome Trust. People Awards Scheme. Deadline: 23 rd October 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RCUK. National Science & Engineering Week Awards (NSEWA) 2010. Deadline: 2 nd Nov 2009 </li></ul></ul>Funding…
    8. 8. <ul><li>The Small Grant Scheme for Schools – up to £500 for eligible schools. Contact [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>East midlands NSEW grants – available to those that live or work in the region. Up to £500 available.. Contact [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish NSEW grants – up to £500. Available to all organisations in Scotland. Contact [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh Assembly Grant Scheme – available to all organisations within Wales – up to £1,000. Contact [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines 9 th November 2009. </li></ul>Funds distributed by the British Science Association…
    9. 9. <ul><li>Sponsored by ETB </li></ul><ul><li>£500- £1000 prize money for each category </li></ul><ul><li>Categories include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Primary School Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Secondary School Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Engineering Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Science Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outstanding Contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self nomination will open November 2 nd 2009 and close Feb 5 th 2010 </li></ul>Event Awards in 2010…
    10. 10. <ul><li>Register your school’s event online by February 8th for automatic entry – </li></ul><ul><li>Over 120 prizes to give away to Primary and Secondary Schools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on shows across England and Wales from science made simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Encyclopaedias and Science Experiment books from Usbourne Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE revision podcasts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics for Secondary Schools from GCSEPod </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar energy kits from Philip Harris </li></ul></ul>School Prize Draw Prizes donated by:
    11. 11. <ul><li>Networking ; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monthly e-newsletter, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>free information sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advice and resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How to…” guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSEW Activity Packs – What on Earth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CREST/CREST Star Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science on a Shoestring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online shop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sciencelive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...the NSEW team! </li></ul></ul>What we can also offer…
    12. 12. NSEW Team British Science Association Wellcome Wolfson Building 165 Queen’s Gate London SW7 5HD [email_address] 020 7019 4937