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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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looking after our woodlice

looking after our woodlice - from Hannah (11/06/2021 12:33)

Making conducting dough

Making conducting dough - from Vicky (11/06/2021 12:34)

stomata in Tradescantia (spiderwort) plant

stomata in Tradescantia (spiderwort) plant - from celine (11/06/2021 12:28)

Ready for covid testing!

Ready for covid testing! - from Sharon (11/06/2021 12:29)

Working through my Lab logger experiment printouts.

Working through my Lab logger experiment printouts. - from Rhi (11/06/2021 12:29)

Home made clinostats turning using a clock mechanism and &#39;take away&#39; pots

Home made clinostats turning using a clock mechanism and 'take away' pots - from Peter (11/06/2021 12:30)

Washing up

Washing up - from HighfieldScienceTechnicians (11/06/2021 12:31)

Proud of my new badge: RSci

Proud of my new badge: RSci - from Anna (11/06/2021 12:32)

Prepping Sodium Dichromate for CP 5

Prepping Sodium Dichromate for CP 5 - from Alice (11/06/2021 12:27)

Deliveries and disinfectant everywhere!

Deliveries and disinfectant everywhere! - from Rhi (11/06/2021 12:27)

New Chemical Stores

New Chemical Stores - from Rasika (11/06/2021 12:27)

Mr Mik - Inventory and Cleaning Opportunity

Mr Mik - Inventory and Cleaning Opportunity - from Janice (11/06/2021 12:24)

Art department, making masks

Art department, making masks - from Margaret (11/06/2021 12:23)

Therapeutic

Therapeutic - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 12:23)

Technicians count

Technicians count - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 12:22)

A more usual card sort

A more usual card sort - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 12:21)

Capturing Oxygen (for the first time)

Capturing Oxygen (for the first time) - from Anna & Soph (11/06/2021 12:21)

There it goes..

There it goes.. - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 12:21)

The new normal - counting out test kits for the next home test kit drop

The new normal - counting out test kits for the next home test kit drop - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 12:20)

Alkali metals prep

Alkali metals prep - from Michele (11/06/2021 12:19)

I found a dead squirrel. Dissection demo opportunity! This is the brain.

I found a dead squirrel. Dissection demo opportunity! This is the brain. - from Elise (11/06/2021 12:19)

Lens I dissected out of a sheep eye to demo that it magnifies.

Lens I dissected out of a sheep eye to demo that it magnifies. - from Elise (11/06/2021 12:17)

Adding Curriculum Resourses

Adding Curriculum Resourses - from LCS Science Technicians (11/06/2021 12:17)

Fractionation of Mammalian liver by centrifugation technique! smells great!!

Fractionation of Mammalian liver by centrifugation technique! smells great!! - from Sadia (11/06/2021 12:18)

When someone asks if you have any boxes

When someone asks if you have any boxes - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 12:19)

This trolley wont fit on our ramps

This trolley wont fit on our ramps - from Equipment still to be repaired even with lockdowns (11/06/2021 12:18)

We&#39;re lucky to have recently been donated a Scanning Electron Microscope, we&#39;ve been busy testing it

We're lucky to have recently been donated a Scanning Electron Microscope, we've been busy testing it - from Kat (11/06/2021 12:16)

Maintaining the Desiccators

Maintaining the Desiccators - from LCS Science Technicians (11/06/2021 12:17)

Checking the new lasers

Checking the new lasers - from LCS Science Technicians (11/06/2021 12:15)

PLEASE photosynthesize!

PLEASE photosynthesize! - from Elise (11/06/2021 12:15)

Maybe its just the acetone fumes, but this little Transformer kept me company prepping Chlorophyll!

Maybe its just the acetone fumes, but this little Transformer kept me company prepping Chlorophyll! - from BioBee (11/06/2021 12:15)

One of my first practical trial runs, DNA extraction from peas!

One of my first practical trial runs, DNA extraction from peas! - from Kat (11/06/2021 12:15)

getting next weeks practical&#39;s ready

getting next weeks practical's ready - from Hannah (11/06/2021 12:13)

Times against me. Iodine clock exp.

Times against me. Iodine clock exp. - from Sharon (11/06/2021 12:12)

A new flower discovery on Cactus! AMAZING

A new flower discovery on Cactus! AMAZING - from Sadia (11/06/2021 12:12)

Tested and ready for Monday

Tested and ready for Monday - from Timea (11/06/2021 12:13)

Mrs Cooper with a solarscope

Mrs Cooper with a solarscope - from Derby High School (11/06/2021 12:11)

Mrs Winter hard at work in the prep room

Mrs Winter hard at work in the prep room - from Derby High School (11/06/2021 12:09)

Brightening up the science corridors

Brightening up the science corridors - from Bevvii (11/06/2021 12:10)

Monkey is scared (A level physics Monkey and Hunter)

Monkey is scared (A level physics Monkey and Hunter) - from Zoe (11/06/2021 12:10)

pH probe calibration... the joy !

pH probe calibration... the joy ! - from celine (11/06/2021 12:10)

Playing with neodymium magnet in copper pipe

Playing with neodymium magnet in copper pipe - from Timea (11/06/2021 12:11)

Has anyone seen my disappearing cross trolley??

Has anyone seen my disappearing cross trolley?? - from Donna (11/06/2021 12:11)

Love my job

Love my job - from Sutton High School (11/06/2021 12:09)

Bringing the fun of rollercoasters into the classroom. Can you loop-the-loop?

Bringing the fun of rollercoasters into the classroom. Can you loop-the-loop? - from Nicole (11/06/2021 12:09)

A watched pipette never dries! So many used this week!

A watched pipette never dries! So many used this week! - from Donna (11/06/2021 12:09)

Good morning from St Mary&#39;s college Hull.

Good morning from St Mary's college Hull. - from Helen (11/06/2021 12:08)

This afternoon’s chemistry ??

This afternoon’s chemistry ?? - from Kate B (11/06/2021 12:08)

You didn&#39;t order it and you want it NOW! Aye neigh bother.

You didn't order it and you want it NOW! Aye neigh bother. - from Cumbernauld crew (11/06/2021 12:08)

wire fixing

wire fixing - from Hannah (11/06/2021 12:07)

sorting out the lateral flow kits

sorting out the lateral flow kits - from Lisa (11/06/2021 12:07)

Getting trollied! Practicals set up ready to go on Monday!

Getting trollied! Practicals set up ready to go on Monday! - from Donna (11/06/2021 12:06)

Break time so treat time

Break time so treat time - from Sutton High School (11/06/2021 12:05)

Good training for our apprentice!

Good training for our apprentice! - from Anne (11/06/2021 12:03)

no time for a cuppa, student here ,we are setting up for the hatching of our ducklings.

no time for a cuppa, student here ,we are setting up for the hatching of our ducklings. - from Maggy (11/06/2021 12:01)

Our Tree of Knowledge and we need it

Our Tree of Knowledge and we need it - from David (11/06/2021 12:01)

Microscale displacement reaction: Silver metal dendrites.

Microscale displacement reaction: Silver metal dendrites. - from Andres (11/06/2021 12:02)

This trolley wont fit on our ramps

This trolley wont fit on our ramps - from David (11/06/2021 11:59)

PAG 4.1 resistors labelled up and is now ready. A fun afternoon in store for our A-level physicists.

PAG 4.1 resistors labelled up and is now ready. A fun afternoon in store for our A-level physicists. - from Mr. Jones (11/06/2021 11:59)

When everyone else was working from home or furloughed the two of us carried on.

When everyone else was working from home or furloughed the two of us carried on. - from Swifty (11/06/2021 11:58)

Period 5, I love the simple ones.

Period 5, I love the simple ones. - from Swifty (11/06/2021 11:57)

making a student-proof method sheet for gel electrophoresis

making a student-proof method sheet for gel electrophoresis - from Zoe (11/06/2021 11:57)

Checking CLEAPSS for updates

Checking CLEAPSS for updates - from Rachel C (11/06/2021 11:57)

My display board outside my preproom

My display board outside my preproom - from Denise (11/06/2021 11:56)

Trialing DIY electrophoresis of food colouring

Trialing DIY electrophoresis of food colouring - from Sadia (11/06/2021 11:56)

Still working hard

Still working hard - from Em (11/06/2021 11:56)

Getting the meadow started for ecology

Getting the meadow started for ecology - from Wilson's Sci techs (11/06/2021 11:56)

Ironic Virus - he doesn&#39;t want to catch us, either!

Ironic Virus - he doesn't want to catch us, either! - from Elise (11/06/2021 11:55)

Bathing the lizard - not a euphemism.

Bathing the lizard - not a euphemism. - from Elise (11/06/2021 11:54)

Even the potatoes were shocked how well the osmosis experiment went

Even the potatoes were shocked how well the osmosis experiment went - from Nicole (11/06/2021 11:53)

Result of plant growth response to the environment: Nice growth of roots to show Gravitropism

Result of plant growth response to the environment: Nice growth of roots to show Gravitropism - from Sadia (11/06/2021 11:51)

My STEM club did fake geodes by making crystals in egg shells.

My STEM club did fake geodes by making crystals in egg shells. - from Elise (11/06/2021 11:51)

How many times does a technician need to climb the stairs when there is a lesson clash?

How many times does a technician need to climb the stairs when there is a lesson clash? - from Nicole (11/06/2021 11:50)

Making videos for remote learning.

Making videos for remote learning. - from Caroline (11/06/2021 11:50)

STEM club made soap from scratch before lockdown.

STEM club made soap from scratch before lockdown. - from Elise (11/06/2021 11:49)

Reward for helping with Primary Liaison lesson!!

Reward for helping with Primary Liaison lesson!! - from Caroline (11/06/2021 11:47)

The magician! Making things appear and dissappear in the blink of an eye!

The magician! Making things appear and dissappear in the blink of an eye! - from Rhi (11/06/2021 11:44)

Ta da! All disappeared.

Ta da! All disappeared. - from Rhi (11/06/2021 11:46)

Life&#39;s a gas - making chlorine gas

Life's a gas - making chlorine gas - from Dr. G-nome (11/06/2021 11:46)

washing up done for the morning, just in time for a cuppa!

washing up done for the morning, just in time for a cuppa! - from Maggy (11/06/2021 11:46)

specific heat capacity

specific heat capacity - from julie (11/06/2021 11:46)

Where are all the rec sheets. Easy week next week NOT!

Where are all the rec sheets. Easy week next week NOT! - from Sharon (11/06/2021 11:44)

Just had year 13 come to say good bye, it&#39;s their last day. I will dearly miss them, cheeky lot!

Just had year 13 come to say good bye, it's their last day. I will dearly miss them, cheeky lot! - from Maggy (11/06/2021 11:44)

Teacher&#39;s risk assessment for using lego. I&#39;m not sure she was being entirely serious!

Teacher's risk assessment for using lego. I'm not sure she was being entirely serious! - from Rachel C (11/06/2021 11:44)

From start to finish, 46 years of being a technician my time is nearly done!

From start to finish, 46 years of being a technician my time is nearly done! - from JTek (11/06/2021 11:43)

My first attempt at growing garlic roots for a root squash practical to observe mitosis.

My first attempt at growing garlic roots for a root squash practical to observe mitosis. - from Kat (11/06/2021 11:43)

Terminal Velocity

Terminal Velocity - from Chesham Grammar School (11/06/2021 11:42)

Magnetism- The Magic Rope Trick

Magnetism- The Magic Rope Trick - from Chesham Grammar School (11/06/2021 11:41)

Trays everywhere, wish they were Gratnel!

Trays everywhere, wish they were Gratnel! - from JTek (11/06/2021 11:40)

Pumpkin (our Lab Gerbil) great attraction for students and interesting to see burrowing behaviour

Pumpkin (our Lab Gerbil) great attraction for students and interesting to see burrowing behaviour - from Sadia (11/06/2021 11:40)

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Event Sponsors

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