CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years


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Celebrating achievement in national competition level

Gianamar receiving the CREST prize for Understanding of Real World Context at the 2012 NSEC finals

Acknowledging success through CREST Awards

Making sure students have a tangible recognition of their hard work, effort and success that is respected by organisations such as UCAS.

A framework for good quality project work in STEM

The CREST Awards offers a robust and consistent framework for students and mentors to use to create high quality projects

Resources available to promote and support the scheme

There are lots of resources available to promote and support the scheme – none more important than our CREST Local Coordinator Network

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Speed & distance

Speed & distance.pdf

Click below to read a summary of the Speed & distance project ideas for Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards; or to go back to project ideas click here.

CREST Bronze
Test the performance of bike helmet materials under different weather conditions
What materials are used and why do manufacturers choose them rather than others? Does the helmet perform as well when it has been used in all weathers?

CREST Silver
Looking at movement and how the way that ordinary people move could be improved

Design testing rig to measure relative effort required for everyday cycling
A great deal of research has been carried out on sporting cyclists and their bikes (especially racing). Not as much research on improving commuting and touring cycling has been done. This is particularly the case for the ordinary cyclist laden with luggage, carrying a child, riding over potholes or just using an older.