Progression, recognition and reflection: how I became a National Expert

As a teacher and middle leader with only two years’ experience in the profession, I was delighted to receive the highest level of recognition from STEM Educators – National Expert.

Having previously held the Effective and Leading STEM Teacher levels, it was a great honour to receive the National Expert...

Teaching computing

Exploring the big issues in computing

Many Governments want to illegalise encryption to make it harder to communicate secretly, eroding our privacy further.

Wealth accumulates in big tech companies, which squeeze out the existing media, and are much more loosely regulated leading to fake news.

Artificial intelligence will displace more humans from their jobs than...

Ultimate STEM Challenge 2017

Tackle the Ultimate STEM Challenge: last year's winners are here to help

Now in its fourth year, BP’s Ultimate STEM Challenge is back with three new challenges on the theme of My Sustainable Future.

Students aged 11 to 14 are invited to use their STEM skills to help reduce our impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future. By exploring the practical uses of...

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Celebrating inspiration: winners of the 2017 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards announced

On 20 July 2017, the winners of this year’s ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were announced at a prestigious event at the House of Commons.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise and celebrate a range of inspirational teachers and technicians from across the UK.This year, we held a number of events to celebrate the quality of teaching and leadership...

STEM Ambassadors demonstrate the power of science at arts festival

On Saturday 1 July, volunteers from a collective called BrumSciComm delivered science activities to around 800 children at the Cotteridge Community Festival of Music, Art & Dance (CoCoMAD) in Cotteridge Park.  All of the CoCoMAD scientists are STEM Ambassadors and are committed to getting more young people to enjoy learning about STEM...

Help build your workforce of the future

STEM Insight brings the opportunity for industry and universities to provide immersive experiences for teachers, supporting them to better understand the diverse range of STEM careers and career paths available to young people.It allows the opportunity for low cost, small scale business investment with long term, widespread impact. Recent studies...

Design Ventura: challenge your students to design a new product for the Design Museum shop

Open to students in years 9, 10 and 11, the Design Ventura competition offers students the opportunity to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing and budgets to marketing and branding.Working in teams, students develop a new product that could be sold in the Design Museum shop, demonstrating...

Spark children’s curiosity with Explorify

Explorify is a free new programme by the Wellcome Trust for primary school teachers that sparks pupils’ curiosity and develops their thinking skills. It’s free to use, requires very little preparation, and is easy to slot into your everyday timetable.The programme is open to all teachers of primary school pupils aged 5-11. There are over 50...

Youth Grand Challenges 2017 now open for applications

The British Science Association, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched an exciting and innovative competition, the Youth Grand Challenges.Youth Grand Challenges is a competition which aims to engage 11-19 year old students with looking at how science and technology can be used to tackle global health and development...

Current website issues

We have recently had problems with spam accounts being created on the website and posting in the community groups.We are working to resolve these issues. As a result of the work we are doing, some areas of the website are currently unavailable, including registering for a new account and creating new group topics or comments.If you already have an...

A day of celebration to inspire girls in careers in engineering

STEM Ambassador Hub East England recently hosted an event to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, with the aim of raising the profile of the sector and encouraging more girls to consider engineering as a career.Engineering is currently a male-dominated profession, with women making up less than 10% of the sector. To counteract the...

Have you started planning your next STEM Ambassador activity?

STEM Learning is developing a new STEM Ambassadors digital platform to increase the functionality and impact of the programme, which will launch in September. STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free of charge resource for teachers and others engaging with young people in and outside of the classroom. Across the UK, over 30,000...

Shortlisted award winners announced

This year’s ENTHUSE Celebration Awards will be presented at a prestigious event at the House of Commons on 20 July 2017.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were set up to celebrate the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) on teachers and technicians, their colleagues, their school or college and their students.This year, for the...

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