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Nominations are invited by May 28 for the Institute of Physics Public Awareness of Physics Awards 2000. Anyone who can communicate the excitement and relevance of physics to any audience is eligible. Public Affairs Department, Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1N 3DH. Tel: 020 7470 4800.


In partnership with The Smallpeice Trust, The Arkwright Trust is aiming to increase to 200 the scholarships it offers to A-level design and technology students intending to take engineering or technology at university. Angela Lilley, The Smallpeice Trust, 74 Upper Holly Walk, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 4JL.Tel: 01926 333203. The Teacher Scientist Network, a pilot scheme i south Wales, has been sending 12 scientists into schools once a fortnight to engage in classroom activities with teachers and children. The project is co-ordinated by Techniquest Science Discovery Centre, Stuart Street, Cardiff CV10 5BW. Tel: 02920 475475.

The winner of the Wellcome Trust's Science on Stage and Screen competition was an online resource service at which provides support for primary science teachers, parents and children. Its downloadable teaching materials were developed in conjunction with the Association for Science Education and there are details of science-orientated trip venues, links to relevant research and a pupils' questions section where answers are supplied by a real scientist.

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