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UK CanSat competition to receive Gold Award CREST accreditation

31. 01. 14

Image credit: ESA / J Makinen

ESERO-UK is pleased to announce that the British Science Association’s CREST Awards have accredited CanSat.

This means that the students participating in the CanSat project potentially have the opportunity to register for a CREST Gold Award.


CREST is a UK award scheme recognising success, building skills and demonstrating personal achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) project work.

UCAS endorse CREST Awards for inclusion in students’ personal statements – they’re well regarded, high-quality and a tangible recognition of success, with over 30,000 CREST Awards being undertaken by 11-19yr olds in the last year. Further information can be found at www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest

About the UK Cansat Competition

The competition is open to students from 14 to 19 years of age. 8 teams are participating in the first UK competition this year to be held at the National STEM Centre, York, from 6th to 8th March 2014.

Teams must integrate some sensors into a space the size of a fizzy drinks can and receive radio signals from the can as it parachutes to the ground from a tethered balloon. The winning team will have the opportunity to take part in the European Space Agency competition, held in Norway, in June.

You can find out more about the competition on the short video and document below, or to read more information on the UK competition click here.

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