BBC TOMORROW'S WORLD TAKES UP SCIENCE CHALLENGE AGAINST NATION'S SCHOOL CHILDREN
Added: (Tue Mar 06 2001)
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The EPSRC Science Race 2001 web site: www.epsrc-sciencerace.net
News release is available online at www.prowse.co.uk/newsf.html
6 March 2001
BBC Tomorrow’s World has taken up a challenge against school children all over the UK. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is organising Science Race 2001, during which science students at schools throughout the UK will have a chance to pit their wits against a crack team from the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World programme.
As part of this year’s national science competition for 11-16 year-olds, the BBC TV team has bravely agreed to have a go at the online quiz - and to let viewers know how well their scientific knowledge stacks up against the nation's 11-16 year-olds.
Schools intending to take part need to register on the EPSRC Science Race web site ( www.epsrc-sciencerace.net ) as soon as possible. Last year 400 schools from all parts of the United Kingdom registered and took part in this Science Race which again is supported by telecommunications company Alcatel. The quiz element of the race takes place on two days during National Science Week, March 16 and 23. There is also two further elements - a web-building competition and, for the first time, on-line cyber debates. In addition to overall UK winners of the quiz and web-building awards, there will be individual winners for each of the UK’s countries and regions.
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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) promotes and supports research and skills development in engineering and the physical sciences, for the benefit of industry in the UK and the research base. It also has the role of promoting public awareness of science, engineering and technology. It is the largest of the Government funded UK research councils, with an annual budget of around £400 million. The Schools Science Race has become one of the major highlights of its programme of activities for schools.
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