BEACON STEM NEWS AND COMPETITIONS
A year since inception, BEACON STEM has continued to grow to over 65 students completing different STEM projects in Robotics, Food Science, Microbiology and many more.
We would like to start off this year by celebrating our end of year achievements.
BIEA 2021 STEM Competition
Congratulations to Erin and Elorm in Year 10 whose project on reimagined school lunch packaging was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award in Social Impact. Erin and Elorm have continued to advocate for sustainability by thinking of scientific ways that everyday devices could be made more efficient. They, along with Harry in Year 10, are currently working on developing a water filter that uses properties of both charcoal and the inert material, sodium alginate, thus building a reusable water filtration column with sterilising properties. Congratulations Erin and Elorm!
Imperial College STEM Potential Placements
Every year, Year 10 students from around the UK compete for the few spots at the highly sort after Imperial College STEM Potential Placements. The Beacon are proud to report that we have a record ten applications going through for judging this year, this is up from two applications last year. Students have had to write personal statements to justify why they should be selected for the program and evidence what they have done in STEM to justify being considered. Projects, such as Liza’s analysis of pancake recipes and the chemistry behind their formulations and Brooke and the rest of team’s sustainable sanitary towel project, showcase the students’ passion for a future in STEM. We wish the students all the best in their applications.
Faculty Leader for Science