National Schools Geology Challenge
Take part in the 2014 Schools Geology Challenge!
The Geological Society is delighted to be organising the third National Schools Geology Challenge in 2014. The event will be held at Burlington House, London, on 8 May 2014.
If you’d like to enter your school in one of our regional heats, then please email Joanna Mears.
Schools Geology Challenge and Early Career Award 2013
After a successful first year, the finals of both awards were held again at the Society in 2013, hosted by Society Vice President Paul Maliphant.
‘Winners and finalists alike were all excited by the bringing together of early career professionals and A level students, in such an educational and fun arena’ says Paul.
Schools geo challenge
The A level students, winners from regional group competitions held across the country, each provided a poster on a chosen topic, gave a presentation and participated in a quiz fire quiz. The early career finalists, also representing their regional groups, each gave a 20 minute presentation on their work in geology.
The winning school, Wells Cathedral School, delivered an engaging and entertaining presentation on the evolution of the eye which impressed the judges – who included Society President David Shilston, and Executive Secretary Edmund Nickless.
Early Career Award
The Early Career Award yielded two winners – hydrogeologist Rosalind Pedder, finalist from the Southern Wales Regional Group, who spoke on ‘Impeller flow logging in fractured crystalline rock at a proposed open-pit mine site', and Oxford University PhD student Owen Weller, the Thames Valley Regional Group finalist, whose talk was entitled ‘Zircon: the geological time keeper’.
All students who participated in the finals were awarded Junior Candidate Fellowship of the Geological Society.