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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 home made Lock and Key Theory model

Our home made Lock and Key Theory model - from Cumbernauld crew (11/06/2021 11:39)

Autoclaving broths

Autoclaving broths - from Liz (11/06/2021 11:35)

Our science based Happy Techognician Day cards

Our science based Happy Techognician Day cards - from Cumbernauld crew (11/06/2021 11:35)

Just checking the set up of the exothermic reaction of glycerol with potassium permanganate demo

Just checking the set up of the exothermic reaction of glycerol with potassium permanganate demo - from Srijana (11/06/2021 11:35)

getting ready for burning money demo

getting ready for burning money demo - from Hannah (11/06/2021 11:34)

Halloween with Stevie is always a great fun.

Halloween with Stevie is always a great fun. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 11:23)

Lab techs bring life wherever they go!!

Lab techs bring life wherever they go!! - from @Emilia.science (11/06/2021 11:29)

Spent a summer cleaning the school’s taxidermy collection (at my last school).

Spent a summer cleaning the school’s taxidermy collection (at my last school). - from Annie (11/06/2021 11:29)

Holy moly

Holy moly - from Em (11/06/2021 11:33)

Weydon IT Techs at work!

Weydon IT Techs at work! - from ITsThatTech (11/06/2021 11:29)

"Rainbow Flames"

"Rainbow Flames" - from Steve (11/06/2021 11:29)

Have you lost your tongue?

Have you lost your tongue? - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 11:29)

Tidying up time

Tidying up time - from @Emilia.science (11/06/2021 11:30)

Pattern Cutting on a mass scale!

Pattern Cutting on a mass scale! - from Louise (11/06/2021 11:30)

AM transmitter-tuning a radio to AM

AM transmitter-tuning a radio to AM - from Chesham Grammar School (11/06/2021 11:30)

Laser Cutting ply for a laminating project

Laser Cutting ply for a laminating project - from Kevin (11/06/2021 11:32)

Potting up plants

Potting up plants - from Sue (11/06/2021 11:30)

Science Technician&#39;s laptop has been rebuilt by the IT Technician - Teamwork!

Science Technician's laptop has been rebuilt by the IT Technician - Teamwork! - from Caroline (11/06/2021 11:31)

Trialing CLEAPSS microscale Indicators practical for KS3 Science Club

Trialing CLEAPSS microscale Indicators practical for KS3 Science Club - from Toni (11/06/2021 11:28)

Not your usual sort of pot washing!

Not your usual sort of pot washing! - from Jacqui (11/06/2021 11:28)

Heads will role...! Who can fix ya, baby? The tech can!

Heads will role...! Who can fix ya, baby? The tech can! - from Donna (11/06/2021 11:28)

Cards and gifts for techognition day Lucky us.

Cards and gifts for techognition day Lucky us. - from Cumbernauld crew (11/06/2021 11:27)

trialing TLC chromatography

trialing TLC chromatography - from Hannah (11/06/2021 11:26)

This heart goes out to...S4 on Monday, period 5.

This heart goes out to...S4 on Monday, period 5. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 11:26)

Wondering what will transpire in the biology dept today!

Wondering what will transpire in the biology dept today! - from Caroline (11/06/2021 11:26)

Trolleys awaiting practicals, wearing their homemade hazcard pouches.

Trolleys awaiting practicals, wearing their homemade hazcard pouches. - from Holly (11/06/2021 11:27)

Ready for the ecology trip

Ready for the ecology trip - from Emma P (11/06/2021 11:23)

Microbe disposal

Microbe disposal - from Caroline (11/06/2021 11:24)

Just why?

Just why? - from Emma P (11/06/2021 11:25)

Recycling foam packaging to make microtube holders

Recycling foam packaging to make microtube holders - from Karen Giles (11/06/2021 11:25)

recycling cardboard to make quadrats

recycling cardboard to make quadrats - from Hannah (11/06/2021 11:25)

Give peas a chance -ready for extracting DNA

Give peas a chance -ready for extracting DNA - from Lesley (11/06/2021 11:25)

The Science team stargazing

The Science team stargazing - from Steve (11/06/2021 11:23)

Creating a solar system!

Creating a solar system! - from Caroline (11/06/2021 11:22)

Preparing Smallpox Vaccination prac for Y8!!

Preparing Smallpox Vaccination prac for Y8!! - from Caroline (11/06/2021 11:20)

Natural dyes made by our Lower School Chemistry Society #TECHOGNITION

Natural dyes made by our Lower School Chemistry Society #TECHOGNITION - from Suzanne (11/06/2021 11:21)

Testing those metals!

Testing those metals! - from Emma P (11/06/2021 11:18)

Created a chemical rocket launcher with a detachable 100F capacitor inside, it is not armed BTW!

Created a chemical rocket launcher with a detachable 100F capacitor inside, it is not armed BTW! - from Mr. Jones (11/06/2021 11:18)

I&#39;m a new tech so learning all the time. Here my first potometer setup as a trial for next week.!

I'm a new tech so learning all the time. Here my first potometer setup as a trial for next week.! - from Kat (11/06/2021 11:18)

Testing Biology A Level root tips. There’s definitely some metaphase in there!

Testing Biology A Level root tips. There’s definitely some metaphase in there! - from labsleuth (11/06/2021 11:18)

Fancy photocopier still broken!!

Fancy photocopier still broken!! - from Swifty (11/06/2021 11:19)

Loitering in a corridor near you. (with a practical in a none science room!!)

Loitering in a corridor near you. (with a practical in a none science room!!) - from Swifty (11/06/2021 11:18)

Set up to demonstrate the greenhouse effect

Set up to demonstrate the greenhouse effect - from Emma Rhodes (11/06/2021 11:17)

Plenty of food colouring to go around.

Plenty of food colouring to go around. - from Annie (11/06/2021 11:17)

Now all is clean, time to update the inventry

Now all is clean, time to update the inventry - from Jo (11/06/2021 11:17)

Home- made loops for our flame test kit.

Home- made loops for our flame test kit. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 11:17)

They call me the Microscope Queen ;) 5 done, 35 to go.

They call me the Microscope Queen ;) 5 done, 35 to go. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 11:15)

Sorting through and cleaning microscopes

Sorting through and cleaning microscopes - from Stephanie (11/06/2021 11:12)

Our dragon tree cuttings are producing roots. :-)

Our dragon tree cuttings are producing roots. :-) - from Karen Giles (11/06/2021 11:14)

IT Support

IT Support - from Jordan (11/06/2021 11:13)

Leaking delivery!

Leaking delivery! - from Jade (11/06/2021 11:12)

Lovely Heart dissection

Lovely Heart dissection - from Emma P (11/06/2021 11:11)

Year 7 Spider Plant Cuttings

Year 7 Spider Plant Cuttings - from Janice (11/06/2021 11:10)

Dusting our animal skeleton models

Dusting our animal skeleton models - from Tasha and Eirini YJB (11/06/2021 11:06)

Sorting out practicals after a long time

Sorting out practicals after a long time - from Tasha and Eirini YJB (11/06/2021 11:08)

Making a cool gadget to my stop Lithium floating, thank you CLEAPSS!

Making a cool gadget to my stop Lithium floating, thank you CLEAPSS! - from Vicki (11/06/2021 11:10)

New addition to our team, Benny the begonia ;)

New addition to our team, Benny the begonia ;) - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 11:10)

Inside the smelly room

Inside the smelly room - from Eirini and Tasha YJB (11/06/2021 11:00)

collection leaves for stomata slides

collection leaves for stomata slides - from Jill (11/06/2021 11:00)

Sterilising Safety Specs After Use

Sterilising Safety Specs After Use - from Dani from St Brendan's (11/06/2021 11:00)

Pink jelly anyone?

Pink jelly anyone? - from Ree (11/06/2021 11:05)

Feeding the GALS!

Feeding the GALS! - from Habs_AGS BioTech (11/06/2021 11:02)

Its always nice when things work out!

Its always nice when things work out! - from Emma P (11/06/2021 11:04)

Some see a desk toy technicians see a density demonstration ??

Some see a desk toy technicians see a density demonstration ?? - from Kate B (11/06/2021 11:04)

Potometer practical

Potometer practical - from Tasha and Eirini YJB (11/06/2021 11:04)

The power of essential oils, natural antiseptics

The power of essential oils, natural antiseptics - from Wilson's Sci techs (11/06/2021 11:04)

Trialling a new practical!

Trialling a new practical! - from Callywith College Technicians (Cornwall) (11/06/2021 11:04)

And drying the specs ! (will I get told off by the caretaker for hanging them on the windows ?!)

And drying the specs ! (will I get told off by the caretaker for hanging them on the windows ?!) - from Zoe (11/06/2021 10:59)

Changing fume hood filter

Changing fume hood filter - from Glenda (11/06/2021 10:59)

Sorting out paperwork

Sorting out paperwork - from Tasha and Eirini YJB (11/06/2021 10:58)

I love to work with the primary school

I love to work with the primary school - from @Emilia.science (11/06/2021 10:58)

Rainbow Fizz

Rainbow Fizz - from Dani from St Brendan's (11/06/2021 10:58)

Trolley all ready for year 8 D&T

Trolley all ready for year 8 D&T - from Charnwood College (11/06/2021 10:57)

Pipette calibration

Pipette calibration - from Glenda (11/06/2021 10:57)

Preparing disinfectant for the school premises 

Preparing disinfectant for the school premises  - from Eirini and Tasha YJB (11/06/2021 10:57)

Lights, camera, action. Live streaming sights and sounds of Musical Theatre

Lights, camera, action. Live streaming sights and sounds of Musical Theatre - from Freddie (11/06/2021 10:56)

Our lovely Resources Technician, always greets you with a smile!

Our lovely Resources Technician, always greets you with a smile! - from Charnwood Techs (11/06/2021 10:56)

The tech team doing microbiology

The tech team doing microbiology - from Micro techs (11/06/2021 10:54)

Microscale thermite reaction

Microscale thermite reaction - from Andres (11/06/2021 10:55)

Always having fun!

Always having fun! - from Emilia.science (11/06/2021 10:54)

Every preproom has a random selection of science mugs, right?

Every preproom has a random selection of science mugs, right? - from Rachel C (11/06/2021 10:53)

Watering our plans for biology practicals and flower model

Watering our plans for biology practicals and flower model - from Tasha and Eirini YJB (11/06/2021 10:53)

Reorganising the prep room #summerjobs

Reorganising the prep room #summerjobs - from Holly (11/06/2021 10:53)

Lab techs can be also STEM ambassadors

Lab techs can be also STEM ambassadors - from Emilia.science (11/06/2021 10:52)

Satisfyingly bubbles

Satisfyingly bubbles - from Vicky (11/06/2021 10:51)

Checking the antibiotics still works as expired a year ago

Checking the antibiotics still works as expired a year ago - from Timea (11/06/2021 10:51)

Sourcing rats for dissection at the local exotic pet shop.

Sourcing rats for dissection at the local exotic pet shop. - from Rhi (11/06/2021 10:51)

Lisa helping students in their resistant materials class.

Lisa helping students in their resistant materials class. - from Lisa (11/06/2021 10:51)

I love Bee-ing a Technician ! Helping out at Beekeeping Club

I love Bee-ing a Technician ! Helping out at Beekeeping Club - from Dr. G-nome (11/06/2021 10:49)

Sorting out protective goggles, safety is a priority

Sorting out protective goggles, safety is a priority - from Eirini and Tasha YJB (11/06/2021 10:50)

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Event Sponsors

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