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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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Fish died weeks ago- it’s time to clean the tank

Fish died weeks ago- it’s time to clean the tank - from Timea (11/06/2021 10:48)

Testing the new ray boxes

Testing the new ray boxes - from Alison at Shelley College (11/06/2021 10:49)

My Gratnells Rover trolley has been a lifesaver this year.

My Gratnells Rover trolley has been a lifesaver this year. - from Rachel (11/06/2021 10:48)

Hubble! Bubble! Toil and trouble! (Or hi tech growing algae setup)

Hubble! Bubble! Toil and trouble! (Or hi tech growing algae setup) - from Mr Moore (11/06/2021 10:47)

Having a big clear out! Some of the equipment to go to LabAid

Having a big clear out! Some of the equipment to go to LabAid - from Rosie (11/06/2021 10:47)

Lisa preparing fabric for a practical class in textiles

Lisa preparing fabric for a practical class in textiles - from Lisa (11/06/2021 10:45)

Are you ready to go into practice?

Are you ready to go into practice? - from Agnieszka (11/06/2021 10:45)

Pat making up 1M hydrochloride acid and Sue doing the washing up

Pat making up 1M hydrochloride acid and Sue doing the washing up - from Pat Bates and Sue Jeavons (11/06/2021 10:44)

End of year cleaning

End of year cleaning - from Autumn (11/06/2021 10:44)

Lisa cutting up sheet plastic for the DT practical lesson

Lisa cutting up sheet plastic for the DT practical lesson - from Lisa (11/06/2021 10:43)

Elephant toothpaste

Elephant toothpaste - from Rasika (11/06/2021 10:42)

New lenses all put away.

New lenses all put away. - from Shelley College (11/06/2021 10:41)

satisfying test tube bubbles

satisfying test tube bubbles - from Hannah (11/06/2021 10:41)

Our IT Technician fixing and upgrading the student & staff laptops

Our IT Technician fixing and upgrading the student & staff laptops - from Sophie (11/06/2021 10:41)

Setting up an Acceleration practical in spare lab so it can be left set up for several lessons.

Setting up an Acceleration practical in spare lab so it can be left set up for several lessons. - from Charnwood Techs (11/06/2021 10:40)

"empty box" ..."yes please"

"empty box" ..."yes please" - from Caroline C (11/06/2021 10:40)

Skeleton has seen better days

Skeleton has seen better days - from G (11/06/2021 10:37)

Chem into my parlour

Chem into my parlour - from Lyn (11/06/2021 10:37)

Behind every lab tech there is a great gratnells system.

Behind every lab tech there is a great gratnells system. - from Emilia.science (11/06/2021 10:36)

Prepping yr7 practical for testing household substances

Prepping yr7 practical for testing household substances - from Rachel (11/06/2021 10:35)

Rainbow

Rainbow - from Rasika (11/06/2021 10:34)

Benedict&#39;s test

Benedict's test - from Caroline (11/06/2021 10:34)

Making up solutions on our lovely hotplate stirrer - possibly my favourite piece of prep room kit

Making up solutions on our lovely hotplate stirrer - possibly my favourite piece of prep room kit - from Kym (11/06/2021 10:35)

Feeling sheepish

Feeling sheepish - from Maria (11/06/2021 10:33)

Large pile of other departments stuff left in labs from our Yr 11 bubble!

Large pile of other departments stuff left in labs from our Yr 11 bubble! - from Ali and Tiff (11/06/2021 10:33)

Science Technician doing duty

Science Technician doing duty - from Highfieldtechnician (11/06/2021 10:33)

Technician recognition- doing my research to bring about change for technicians!

Technician recognition- doing my research to bring about change for technicians! - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:32)

Pew Pew Pew! Old drill or 1950s raygun? Still works and has helped fixed many a thing here! :)

Pew Pew Pew! Old drill or 1950s raygun? Still works and has helped fixed many a thing here! :) - from BioBee (11/06/2021 10:30)

Setting up a microbiology demo

Setting up a microbiology demo - from Caroline (11/06/2021 10:30)

Mixing Light

Mixing Light - from Grey Court School (11/06/2021 10:30)

Helping students explore the senses!

Helping students explore the senses! - from Sarah (11/06/2021 10:28)

The downside of having freezers!

The downside of having freezers! - from Smithy! (11/06/2021 10:28)

Technicians- enabling visits to the microscopic world!

Technicians- enabling visits to the microscopic world! - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:29)

Top team at Highbury Grove

Top team at Highbury Grove - from heather, Lou, Paul (11/06/2021 10:28)

Coming up with home practicals: flowers for pH indicators

Coming up with home practicals: flowers for pH indicators - from Nat (11/06/2021 10:28)

microscale electrolysis

microscale electrolysis - from Hannah (11/06/2021 10:27)

Just testing.

Just testing. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 10:27)

CLEAPSS training day- arranged by technicians

CLEAPSS training day- arranged by technicians - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:26)

Lockdown makes: indoor transect line for that February bio unit!

Lockdown makes: indoor transect line for that February bio unit! - from LabMuppet (11/06/2021 10:26)

Science trip to Iceland!

Science trip to Iceland! - from Angela (11/06/2021 10:26)

A bit of pond dipping!!

A bit of pond dipping!! - from Kate B (11/06/2021 10:26)

We have the power! Microscale EMF

We have the power! Microscale EMF - from Sharon (11/06/2021 10:26)

Chemicals inventory

Chemicals inventory - from Caroline (11/06/2021 10:26)

the effect of different fertilizers on the growth of single cell algae.

the effect of different fertilizers on the growth of single cell algae. - from mima (11/06/2021 10:26)

Preparing chemicals for Chemistry Extended Essays

Preparing chemicals for Chemistry Extended Essays - from Toni (11/06/2021 10:24)

Its a hard life in ICT

Its a hard life in ICT - from Paul Jennings (11/06/2021 10:25)

Recycled diaphragm.

Recycled diaphragm. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 10:25)

Thermit prep

Thermit prep - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 10:24)

Astronomy event- technician led- technician won grant

Astronomy event- technician led- technician won grant - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:25)

There you are!

There you are! - from good pic heather! (11/06/2021 10:24)

Covid secure! making microscope eye covers

Covid secure! making microscope eye covers - from Hannah (11/06/2021 10:25)

Creating a stir

Creating a stir - from Caroline (11/06/2021 10:23)

Another loan to a home schooler

Another loan to a home schooler - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:22)

Trialling the A level magnetic flux linkage PAG.

Trialling the A level magnetic flux linkage PAG. - from labsleuth (11/06/2021 10:23)

Not my usual card sort..

Not my usual card sort.. - from Tracy SF (11/06/2021 10:23)

check emails sent,so far today, for technicians

check emails sent,so far today, for technicians - from Maggy (11/06/2021 10:23)

It&#39;s repair time.

It's repair time. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 10:23)

Trialling standing waves in a wire

Trialling standing waves in a wire - from Karen B (11/06/2021 10:21)

Safety first- Jacob, taught age 6! Cover the eyes not sat on your head!

Safety first- Jacob, taught age 6! Cover the eyes not sat on your head! - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:21)

Making cloudy bubbles with dry ice

Making cloudy bubbles with dry ice - from Angela (11/06/2021 10:20)

Refurbishing D and T

Refurbishing D and T - from malcolm (11/06/2021 10:20)

Replacing the electrode on an electrophoresis tank

Replacing the electrode on an electrophoresis tank - from Caroline (11/06/2021 10:19)

Trolley modification

Trolley modification - from Squirrel everything (11/06/2021 10:15)

Creating a dry ice Fog!

Creating a dry ice Fog! - from Angela (11/06/2021 10:15)

STEM training- Techs as lab designers

STEM training- Techs as lab designers - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:16)

An interesting dissection.

An interesting dissection. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 10:19)

Al paca skeleton wondering where the students are

Al paca skeleton wondering where the students are - from Caroline (11/06/2021 10:18)

Playing with the plasma ball

Playing with the plasma ball - from Emilia.science (11/06/2021 10:18)

Watering the Tradescantia

Watering the Tradescantia - from Emma CLEAPSS (11/06/2021 10:19)

Helping out on DofE

Helping out on DofE - from Adam (11/06/2021 10:19)

Waste not, want not... and an excellent forearm workout

Waste not, want not... and an excellent forearm workout - from Nicola (11/06/2021 10:18)

All the practicals now out for today, now to start on Monday&#39;s:(

All the practicals now out for today, now to start on Monday's:( - from Maggy (11/06/2021 10:18)

Elephant toothpaste

Elephant toothpaste - from Rasika (11/06/2021 10:18)

Its always a shame to have to remove the flowers from geraniums, they are so pretty!

Its always a shame to have to remove the flowers from geraniums, they are so pretty! - from BioBee (11/06/2021 10:16)

Methane bubbles. Lab techs are demonstrators!

Methane bubbles. Lab techs are demonstrators! - from Emilia.science (11/06/2021 10:16)

Dividing the computer rooms

Dividing the computer rooms - from Richard (11/06/2021 10:16)

Awesome double slit diffraction

Awesome double slit diffraction - from Physics techs (11/06/2021 10:16)

Trialling new demos!

Trialling new demos! - from Emma (11/06/2021 10:17)

Helping students to launch their hand made rockets

Helping students to launch their hand made rockets - from Sarah (11/06/2021 10:17)

Recycle your can with us! Can crushers!

Recycle your can with us! Can crushers! - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:14)

Santa&#39;s little helper

Santa's little helper - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 10:07)

Please meet Stevie, the Science Santa.

Please meet Stevie, the Science Santa. - from Mrs. Hamilton (11/06/2021 10:10)

Where is that partial eclipse now!

Where is that partial eclipse now! - from The team at work, Paul, Lou, Heather (11/06/2021 10:13)

Crochet test tubes!

Crochet test tubes! - from Karen (11/06/2021 10:13)

The Wizard doing his magic!

The Wizard doing his magic! - from Mr Wizard (11/06/2021 10:10)

Multicoloured gratnells make for happy technicains!

Multicoloured gratnells make for happy technicains! - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:13)

van der Graaf

van der Graaf - from Pauline (11/06/2021 10:13)

Loaned to home schooler! Outreach!

Loaned to home schooler! Outreach! - from Stacey (11/06/2021 10:10)

3D model of Flemmings left hand rule

3D model of Flemmings left hand rule - from RHS techs (11/06/2021 10:10)

First round of washing up...

First round of washing up... - from Wesley (11/06/2021 10:10)

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Event Sponsors

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