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The Davidson Young Inventors Challenge (DIC) is a school outreach initiative aimed at Year 11 and 12  students interested in STEM. The aim of this is to showcase Critical thinking and problem-solving are key skills chemical engineers and scientists learn, develop, and put into practice on a day-to-day basis. By taking part in this challenge participants will not only get first-hand practical experience and become familiar with the diverse applications of chemical engineering and biotechnology, but also learn about the important role chemical engineers and biotechnologists play in tackling the toughest global challenges.

Entry criteria
Year 11 and 12 students (15 to 17 year-old) in UK schools are encouraged to enter this  competition as a team  of 3 to 5 students max. We welcome entries especially from state schools in UK, and we especially welcome talented students from underrepresented and lower socio-economic backgrounds. 

For more information of dates and deadlines for this event please visit our website.



Date and time

Monday, 8 January 2024 (11:30pm)


Year 12 (Y13 NI / S5 Scotland)
Year 11 (Y12 NI / S4 Scotland)

Online event


Deadline: Monday, 8 January 2024 (11:30pm)

Contact and more info

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology