Good luck to the STEM Challenge 10 Finalists!
Nearly 200 UK state-maintained secondary school teams took on the Maths and Science 2012 Challenge and after a tough regional judging process, eight teams have reached the finals:
- Angley School, Kent and Medway
- All Hallows Catholic High School, Lancashire
- Kendrick School, Surrey and rest of Berkshire
- Perins School, Hampshire and Isle of Wight
- South Axholme School, Humberside
- The Elton High School, Greater Manchester
- The Gryphon School, Wiltshire, Swindon and Dorset
- Woodham Community Technology College, County Durham and Tees Valley
These teams will present a Dragon’s Den style pitch to a panel of expert judges on 6 July at Cisco House, London, overlooking the Olympic Park in Stratford. The winning team will receive £2500 for their school’s STEM club, eight tickets for Olympic Hockey and London 2012 merchandise.
The final STEM Challenge, set by Cisco (www.ciscolondon2012.co.uk), STEMNET and the Pearson Foundation, challenges students to consider the venue, location, sport, resources, facilities and equipment to plan a large scale, accessible and sustainable event in their home area.
STEM Challenge 10 forms part of Cisco’s ‘Out of the blocks’ project which gives schools the chance to explore the events and venues of London 2012 whilst practising maths and science skills. More information about the ‘Out of the blocks Maths and Science Series 2012’ project can be found at www.mathsandscience2012.co.uk.