The deadline for registering for the Faculty of Natural Sciences Schools Science Competition 2018 has now passed. 

The theme for 2018 focuses on the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Teams are asked to select a specific goal and to come up with a new and innovative scientific solution in response to this.

To enter, teams must create a 5 minute film that: briefly outlines the goal they have selected; describes their innovative solution; explains the science behind the idea; and illustrates how their idea would address the goal.

The best teams will be invited to present their idea at a showcase event at Imperial College in March 2018 in front of a live audience and a panel of VIP judges. The competition winners will each receive  individual  prizes, will be given the opportunity to visit a world-leading science facility in the UK.

The Judging Panel

This year, our judging panel will include:

Dr Simon Foster
Simon is the Outreach Officer for the department of Physics at Imperial College and a former school teacher. He has a degree in Physics with Space Science (he's a qualified Rocket scientist) and a PhD in Solar Physics. Simon is passionate about inspiring and enthusing students of all ages to fall in love with science- check out his fantastic children’s Christmas lecture ‘It IS rocket science’. Simon is also an expert panel member on Sky TV’s science show “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo”.

Renee Watson
Renee is the founder of The Curiosity Box, the first STEM subscription box in the UK, aimed at families of 7-11yr olds. Learn more about Renee:  Renee Watson profile.

Vicky Pope
Vicky is Head of Science and Technology Futures at the Met Office.