Royal College of Science Union
Science Challenge 2015

The details for the challenge have now been announced! Use the navigation bar to find out about the judges, prizes and most importantly the questions!

This competition is open to all students at Imperial College and participating schools.

Welcome to the RCSU Science Challenge

The Science Challenge is the Royal College of Science Union's annual science communication competition. Requiring entrants to demonstrate their skills in scientific debate and reasoning, the Science Challenge tests the ability of today's young scientists to teach the public about the science that affects their lives.

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What are this year's prizes?

With a top price of £1000 cash and a shadowing internship in the House of Lords, and a final at Inner Temple London, the stakes are high for this year's competition!

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Previous years' winners

Need some inspiration for writing an award winning essay? Or maybe you are just curious about last year's competition. We've uploaded last year's winning essays for you to browse and enjoy.

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Do you represent a school?

We are very keen for schools to take part in the Science Challenge, both at the launch and at the competition itself. If you are a member of staff at a school, read our information on the competition and how to get your school involved.

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