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#TECHOGNITION 2021

On 11th June 2021, hundreds of schools across the UK took part in #TECHOGNITION week to celebrate the work of school and college technicians.

Over a thousand photos were uploaded to our Event Gallery during the week and more than 12,000 Tweets containing the #TECHOGNITION hashtag were shared on Twitter with hundreds more photos uploaded to Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you to UNISON and Gratnells who sponsored the 2021 event.

2021 Event Gallery

This gallery contains over a thousand photos that school science technicians uploaded to the site during the #TECHOGNITION 2021 event.

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Our wonderful Art Tecnician

Our wonderful Art Tecnician - from Art Technician (11/06/2021 18:01)

Thermite!

Thermite! - from MrB (11/06/2021 17:55)

Some of Friday afternoons washing up - David Bowie playing We can be Heroes, just for one day :)

Some of Friday afternoons washing up - David Bowie playing We can be Heroes, just for one day :) - from Lesley L (11/06/2021 17:40)

Lets keep Celebrating Technicians EVERYDAY

Lets keep Celebrating Technicians EVERYDAY - from Andres (11/06/2021 17:32)

Definitely do not drink...in the lab - lava density prac.

Definitely do not drink...in the lab - lava density prac. - from Di (11/06/2021 17:31)

One of our great ICT Technicians being super technical!

One of our great ICT Technicians being super technical! - from One of the ICT Technician Team, The Sandon School (11/06/2021 17:29)

Colourful, coin, chromatography flower

Colourful, coin, chromatography flower - from Di (11/06/2021 17:29)

Monday morning melting point experiment ready fo go

Monday morning melting point experiment ready fo go - from Kayley-Ann (11/06/2021 17:24)

Testing for gases requires lots of prep work. Thanks to the chemistry tech for all he does!

Testing for gases requires lots of prep work. Thanks to the chemistry tech for all he does! - from Nicole (11/06/2021 17:21)

Hometime! Tidy prep room…. Until Monday!

Hometime! Tidy prep room…. Until Monday! - from Kayley-Ann (11/06/2021 17:20)

Yey, it’s working!

Yey, it’s working! - from Timea (11/06/2021 17:19)

Pollen Tubes

Pollen Tubes - from Terry (11/06/2021 17:18)

Keeping our lovely Geraniums watered in sunny Sandon

Keeping our lovely Geraniums watered in sunny Sandon - from Mrs. Green (11/06/2021 17:17)

The Science Technicians at Sandon LOVE their shiny Gratnell racking

The Science Technicians at Sandon LOVE their shiny Gratnell racking - from Mrs. Green (11/06/2021 17:15)

Bottling the special blue science stuff

Bottling the special blue science stuff - from Miss Foley (11/06/2021 17:12)

Happy Science Technician Team

Happy Science Technician Team - from Science Technicians, The Sandon School (11/06/2021 17:10)

Computer technicians packing up after providing covid-safe access arrangements all week

Computer technicians packing up after providing covid-safe access arrangements all week - from Tormead School (11/06/2021 17:09)

Elephant toothpaste trial.

Elephant toothpaste trial. - from Elephant toothpaste trial. (11/06/2021 17:03)

Flame tests ready to go

Flame tests ready to go - from Flame tests ready to go (11/06/2021 17:02)

A tech is always prepared

A tech is always prepared - from A tech is always prepared (11/06/2021 17:00)

Preparing a water electrolysis demo

Preparing a water electrolysis demo - from Preparing a water electrolysis demo (11/06/2021 16:58)

College Sci-Tech team

College Sci-Tech team - from Philip (11/06/2021 16:57)

Watering and pruning the geraniums

Watering and pruning the geraniums - from Philip (11/06/2021 16:56)

Looking after the office whilst admin staff are on break

Looking after the office whilst admin staff are on break - from Philip (11/06/2021 16:55)

The not-so-sciency bit of the job

The not-so-sciency bit of the job - from Cleaning up (11/06/2021 16:55)

Ed and Ken set up microscopes for Monday morning

Ed and Ken set up microscopes for Monday morning - from Philip (11/06/2021 16:54)

Time for a brew

Time for a brew - from Terry (11/06/2021 16:54)

Getting the practical ready for Y10

Getting the practical ready for Y10 - from Hydrogen peroxide/catalase Y10 (11/06/2021 16:53)

Exam invigilation this afternoon

Exam invigilation this afternoon - from Karen B (11/06/2021 16:52)

Hydrogen peroxide / catalase practical set up

Hydrogen peroxide / catalase practical set up - from Y10 Hydrogen peroxide / catalase practical set up (11/06/2021 16:51)

Setting up a potometer

Setting up a potometer - from Setting up a potometer (11/06/2021 16:48)

Working Harder

Working Harder - from Truro and Penwith College Cornwall (11/06/2021 16:44)

Fixing voltmeters...

Fixing voltmeters... - from Terry (11/06/2021 16:43)

Geraniums all watered for the weekend!!

Geraniums all watered for the weekend!! - from Helen and (11/06/2021 16:41)

Fixing microscopes

Fixing microscopes - from Claire (11/06/2021 16:39)

Watering time! Before home time!!

Watering time! Before home time!! - from Helen and (11/06/2021 16:38)

Checking amylase working for experiments timeframe

Checking amylase working for experiments timeframe - from claire (11/06/2021 16:36)

The new technician superhero uniform 2020/2021

The new technician superhero uniform 2020/2021 - from K (11/06/2021 16:36)

Last job of the day, watering the plants

Last job of the day, watering the plants - from Sutton High School (11/06/2021 16:34)

Investigating the load limit for different springs

Investigating the load limit for different springs - from Nicole (11/06/2021 16:34)

Checking your (algal) balls

Checking your (algal) balls - from Claire (11/06/2021 16:34)

Science themed face mask!

Science themed face mask! - from Julie Hammett (11/06/2021 16:32)

Quarantine corner

Quarantine corner - from Claire (11/06/2021 16:31)

Lights out, end of the day. See you all again next year. :)

Lights out, end of the day. See you all again next year. :) - from Lesley (11/06/2021 16:31)

Pretty display with crochet science equipment

Pretty display with crochet science equipment - from Emma P (11/06/2021 16:28)

Washing up time!

Washing up time! - from Kayley-Ann (11/06/2021 16:28)

One lab to clear and set up for Monday then home time! Oh and some washing up!

One lab to clear and set up for Monday then home time! Oh and some washing up! - from Kayley-Ann (11/06/2021 16:26)

Me after a long week and day

Me after a long week and day - from Denise (11/06/2021 16:25)

I think I made it obvious!

I think I made it obvious! - from Emma P (11/06/2021 16:24)

Ethically sourced for dissection club

Ethically sourced for dissection club - from Tormead School (11/06/2021 16:16)

Every day is different

Every day is different - from Shorts89 (11/06/2021 16:12)

Can I support with the outdoor sampling lesson?  The sun's shining!

Can I support with the outdoor sampling lesson? The sun's shining! - from A (11/06/2021 16:12)

Projectile time!

Projectile time! - from Sutton High School (11/06/2021 16:10)

Happy Friday - Happy Technicians - Happy Techognition Day !!!

Happy Friday - Happy Technicians - Happy Techognition Day !!! - from Helen and Rachel (11/06/2021 16:07)

Result of work in lockdown - gratnell trays get sorted yay!

Result of work in lockdown - gratnell trays get sorted yay! - from Di (11/06/2021 16:05)

Hurry up, I need a cake break!

Hurry up, I need a cake break! - from Y (11/06/2021 16:05)

Me and my shadow.

Me and my shadow. - from Lin (11/06/2021 16:05)

Marking all the counters for a half-life activity

Marking all the counters for a half-life activity - from Stephanie (11/06/2021 16:04)

Working hard

Working hard - from Truro College Science Technicians (11/06/2021 16:03)

Clearing up the 'toothpaste' from STEM activities

Clearing up the 'toothpaste' from STEM activities - from Stephanie (11/06/2021 16:02)

Can't see this sort of detail unless the techs have serviced the microscopes

Can't see this sort of detail unless the techs have serviced the microscopes - from PRStechs (11/06/2021 16:01)

Glory, Glory, Techognition!

Glory, Glory, Techognition! - from Techs of Exeter (11/06/2021 16:00)

Trialling microscale neutralisation

Trialling microscale neutralisation - from PRStechs (11/06/2021 15:59)

Does anyone else have a problem with loose bowels?

Does anyone else have a problem with loose bowels? - from B (11/06/2021 15:59)

Emptying the dishwasher before I run away home (more accurately, run away to lead a Brownie meeting!

Emptying the dishwasher before I run away home (more accurately, run away to lead a Brownie meeting! - from Zoe (11/06/2021 15:59)

Only joking, real me. All in a day's work and still smiling.

Only joking, real me. All in a day's work and still smiling. - from Maggy (11/06/2021 15:55)

No Karen again, she's still doing LFD testing at the ATS!

No Karen again, she's still doing LFD testing at the ATS! - from Y, B & A (not K) (11/06/2021 15:56)

Our Techognition Photo Board strategically placed opposite the library and by the Principal's Office

Our Techognition Photo Board strategically placed opposite the library and by the Principal's Office - from Julie Hammett (11/06/2021 15:54)

Getting the bills paid!

Getting the bills paid! - from Pauline (11/06/2021 15:52)

Last job of the day

Last job of the day - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 15:50)

Monday's practicals... and more in the other preproom. Thank god it's Friday!

Monday's practicals... and more in the other preproom. Thank god it's Friday! - from Steph (11/06/2021 15:50)

A squash and a squeeze. Removing air from glasses bags so we can store them in one box.

A squash and a squeeze. Removing air from glasses bags so we can store them in one box. - from WLAMAT Tech's (11/06/2021 15:49)

Just enough time to tease the students before kicking them out of the building.

Just enough time to tease the students before kicking them out of the building. - from Maggy (11/06/2021 15:49)

What make your day ? Messages from students

What make your day ? Messages from students - from Monika (11/06/2021 15:49)

Crystal tower with silver nitrate

Crystal tower with silver nitrate - from Jyothi (11/06/2021 15:48)

Just having fun with old equipment...

Just having fun with old equipment... - from Philip (11/06/2021 15:47)

Refracting infrared light to test for a demo

Refracting infrared light to test for a demo - from Philip (11/06/2021 15:46)

Nearly home time. Just have to do all safety checks in the labs and make sure labs are locked.

Nearly home time. Just have to do all safety checks in the labs and make sure labs are locked. - from Maggy (11/06/2021 15:45)

Testing spectrometers and showing my rainbow for BioBee

Testing spectrometers and showing my rainbow for BioBee - from Philip (11/06/2021 15:45)

Spectacular spectacle

Spectacular spectacle - from Jyothi (11/06/2021 15:45)

The big  fish tank

The big fish tank - from G (11/06/2021 15:42)

When biology technician is off and you feed animals which can't recognise you

When biology technician is off and you feed animals which can't recognise you - from Monika (11/06/2021 15:43)

When there's covid strain, in your neighbourhood. Who you gonna call.. apparently the Science Tech's

When there's covid strain, in your neighbourhood. Who you gonna call.. apparently the Science Tech's - from WLAMAT Tech's (11/06/2021 15:44)

And now it's 'Guess the Chemical 'time. None labelled, more time having to look back what was given

And now it's 'Guess the Chemical 'time. None labelled, more time having to look back what was given - from Maggy (11/06/2021 15:43)

Collecting in today's used practicals. More washing up!:(

Collecting in today's used practicals. More washing up!:( - from Maggy (11/06/2021 15:41)

Prepping an A Level Chemistry lesson

Prepping an A Level Chemistry lesson - from Liz (11/06/2021 15:40)

T level coming September

T level coming September - from Truro and Penwith College Cornwall (11/06/2021 15:36)

Even on busy days technicians are needed all around the school, not just in the science building.

Even on busy days technicians are needed all around the school, not just in the science building. - from Nicole (11/06/2021 15:37)

Since June is also Pride month shout out to any other LGBTQ+ Techs out there! Show me your rainbows

Since June is also Pride month shout out to any other LGBTQ+ Techs out there! Show me your rainbows - from BioBee (11/06/2021 15:37)

How to make my day !!! Been call badass as it rhymes with my surname

How to make my day !!! Been call badass as it rhymes with my surname - from Monika (11/06/2021 15:38)

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Event Sponsors

#TECHOGNITION 2022 is brought to you by Preproom.org, UNISON and Technical Champions.