Rotary Design Awards
Nineteen schools from across the city of Coventry took part in the annual Rotary Design Awards, organised by the region's five Rotary Clubs. The Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of Coventry pupils studying for GCSE, BTEC and AS/A2 Level examinations.
The Awards Ceremony took place at Warwick and all the submitted projects were exhibited at WMG Academy. Prizes are awarded by the Rotary Clubs and by local companies and organisations. These include Jaguar Land Rover, the Broadweavers and Clothiers Company, the Institute of Electronics and Technology, Denso Sales, Parellel Creative, Deeley Construction, Coventry University, the University of Warwick and Coventry General Charities.
The Faculty of Science sponsored several A level prizes and Professor Mike Shipman presented the prizes to the winning students at the Awards Ceremony on the 22nd of June.
Winners of A level prizes: Sanna Ali, Coundon Court School; Jay Chury, Finham Park; Shannon Mackey, Cardinal Wiseman; William Savage, WMG Academy.
Primary Science Fair Final at University of Warwick
Warwick welcomed 99 primary school children from age 4 to 11 for the Ogden Primary Science Fair in April this year.
Eight Coventry and Warwickshire schools took part in the Science fair, which received over 1600 entries in total. After school level heats, the finalists came to Warwick to have their entries judged by physics postgraduates and undergraduates students.
Some of the winners included:
- A year 1 students's project "Where should I keep my balloon?". The student measured it's size in different temperature locations.
- A year 5 project called "Pigs in Space". This included using sausages as substitutions for pigs and subjecting them to different environments that they would encounter, such as using a blowtorch to simulate re-entry into the earth's atmosphere.
- A year 6 project to build a cosmic ray detector. This project explored how cosmic rays were produced, how different charges would curve differently in the earth's magnetic field and that the decreasing curvature of the track means the particle is slowing down and therefore losing energy.
View a selection of photos from the day:
Schools Physicists of the Year Awards
Coventry and Warwickshire schools were all invited to nominate their best year 11 and year 12 Physics student and on Monday 6th June they came to the University and were awarded a prize by Professor David Leadley (sponsored by The Ogden Trust).
They saw demonstrations, met physicists and had a talk from Dr Rachel Edwards. See a selection of photos from the day...