Annually (October/November) the School runs challenges in both Mathematics and Physics, as a competition for secondary school students. These consist of answering a set of problems in the style of Mathematics and Physics Olympiads. The students submit their solutions, our academics then rank the answers, and the winners receive prizes which are awarded on campus at a celebration event in Jan/Feb, and tied in with the Public Lecture series.
Several of our staff have delivered, and are available to deliver, lectures or workshops in secondary schools or colleges. They are usually on a range of Maths or Physics topics, but we are open to suggestions from your school/college. For Physics lectures contact Dr. Sebastian Bahamonde on email@example.com and for Maths contact Mr. David Tuhey on firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year the School host the School Physicist of the Year event, to recognise outstanding efforts and achievements in Physics. The award is open to all school students, and the Ogden partnerships schools will be invited to the event. We invite nominations from Lincolnshire.
The University hosts an annual Mathematics and Physics summer school organised by the EDT (Engineering Development Trust). This is available to students from all across the country and takes place in the summer holidays and allows students the opportunity to get a taste of student life whilst learning university-level mathematics and physics delivered by our academics and students.
The Newton Academy runs a 3-year science and technology programme for 11-13 year old girls. The School of Mathematics and Physics get involved in the sessions organised by the Newton Academy, and have previously run one-day programmes in March 2016 and March 2017. These are/were interactive lectures and physics labs experiences.