The Schools Science & Innovation Competition 2020 is now open for registration. The Grand Final event will take place at Imperial College on Wednesday 18 March 2020. 

You can download our Schools Science Competition Poster 2020 ‌here. Please also see the links below for our flyer, which gives full details of the competition. 

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We have confirmed our judging panel for 2020. We will be joined by:

 Dr Annalisa Alexander: Annalisa is Head of Outreach at Imperial College. She has led the College’s Outreach team since 2013. She is responsible for overseeing the delivery of exciting and inspiring activities for young people from all backgrounds.

 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”.

Dr Jess Wade: Jess is a physicist and early career researcher in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London. Her research investigates polymer-based light emitting diodes (LEDs). She also carries out public engagement work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly in the promotion of physics to girls. Wade won the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Robin Perrin Award for Materials Science in 2017, the Institute of Physics (IOP) Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize in 2018 and was included in Nature’s 10 people who mattered in science in 2018. 

Renee Watson: Renee is the founder and Head of Explosions at The Curiosity Box, the first STEM subscription box in the UK, aimed at families of 4-11yr olds. Renee is on a mission to give 1 million children an awesome experience of STEM.