Thanks to all the participants for your enthusiasm during our Maths activity at the Lancaster University STEM Challenge yesterday, held to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week.
We tested the competing students' ability to use geometry to measure a number of features around the campus, including Bowland Tower and Lake Carter. The teams competed to produce the most accurate measurements and impressed the judging panel with the variety of techniques chosen.
Congratulations especially to Heysham High School but well done to everyone who took part.
From Lancaster University's Faculty of Science and Technology:
What a fantastic day for our STEM Schools Challenge!
Thank you to everybody who took part, we certainly had a lot of fun and we hope you did too.
So who won?
Science Top 3: 3rd The Queen Katherine School, Kendal, 2nd Walney School, 1st Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy
Technology Top 3: Joint 2nd Lancaster Girls' Grammar School & Lancaster Royal Grammar School, 1st Kirkbie Kendal School Official Site
Engineering Top 3: 3rd Lancaster Royal Grammar School, 2nd Kirkbie Kendal School, 1st Morecambe High School
Maths Top 3: 3rd Walney School, 2nd Stonyhurst College, 1st Heysham High School
And the overall winner & recipients of the Martindale shield were.....the Lancaster Girls' Grammar School team!
Well done to everybody who took part, look out for photos of the event to be posted in the new few days!
Many thanks also to our departments who coordinated the challenges - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University, Lancaster Physics, Lancaster University Engineering Department, Chemistry at Lancaster, Lancaster Environment Centre, & School of Computing and Communications - Lancaster University.