EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND VISITS: 2013-14
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) related workshops, clubs, visits and activities at Ifield Community College in Crawley.
After-school KS3 STEMClub looking at such topics as pneumatics, obscura cameras, paper plane golf and structures.
Workshops making antweight robots and rockets; 'STEM Summer School' - 6 AS Product Design students attended 3 days STEM-related activities at the University of Brighton courtesy of STEMSussex (www.stemsussex.co.uk/calendar/stem-summer-school); and 'Thales' Treasure Hunt Challenge' - an electronics workshop designing and making a metal detector.
Visits to CGG (www.cgg.com); the “Big Bang” at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux - "hands on activities and telescopic tours"; Thales' (www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-kingdom) pre-'Treasure Hunt Challenge' site tour; and the "Big Bang Fair South East 2014" at Ardingley - "more than 140 workshops, activities and shows provided by top STEM deliverers from across the UK"