3D printing hints and tips for design and technology

Written by Phil Cotton @philipacotton

If you are new to 3D printing then deciding where to start with a class of pupils can be a daunting task. Here are some of the most common questions I hear:

What CAD package do you use with the pupils?How long will it be before you get to 3D print your classes designs?How will you...

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ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: recognising everyday heroes

My ENTHUSE Celebration Award journey began with an email calling for teachers and technicians to nominate themselves. Skimming the criteria I saw that I did in fact meet the requirements, despite being an ‘ordinary’ teacher!

I set about drafting an application form and collecting evidence, mainly based...

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The road to success: how the A14 construction project is inspiring young people in STEM

Carrying around 85,000 vehicles per day across Cambridgeshire, the A14 trunk road, which is managed by Highways England, is a vital transport corridor between the West Midlands and East Anglia. However, it is frequently congested and traffic is often disrupted by breakdowns and accidents.

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The ‘M’ in STEM

Our mathematics specialist Michael Anderson is waving the flag for the ‘M’ (mathematics) in STEM. In his latest article which featured in SecEd, Michael discusses the role of mathematics in STEM and the significant overlaps there are between the STEM subjects. He talks about what this means for schools and the renewed importance of cross-curricula...

Check out the Design and Technology Association’s Summer School 2017

The annual Design and Technology Association’s Summer School takes place on 6 and 7 July 2017 at De Montfort University’s new state of the art campus in Leicester.The summer school provides the opportunity for all those involved in design and technology education to come together, listen, observe, and take part in workshops and discussions about...

Underground Mathematics Teacher Conference: delve deeper into the new mathematics A level

If you have previously attended Underground Mathematics professional development sessions, then this is the conference for you!This free one day CPD conference will help you to get the most out of Underground Mathematics as you prepare to teach the new A level. Taking place on 12 July 2017 at the National STEM Learning Centre, this conference...

Explore the science shaping our future

The Royal Society is holding a week-long festival from 4-9 July celebrating cutting edge science from the UK.Held at The Royal Society’s main offices in London, the festival is completely free and has a programme packed with workshops, talks and activities held alongside over 20 exhibitions. From science cocktails to supernovas, there is something...

How you can celebrate UK Fungus Day

UK Fungus Day is taking place on 8 October 2017 – to bring this into the classroom, why not take part in the British Mycological Society’s competition?Fungi are an incredibly diverse group of organisms ranging from single celled yeast to the largest living organism.Perfect for key stages 3, 4 and 5, the aim of the competition is to develop an...

There is still time to register for the MEI conference

The MEI 2017 Conference runs from Thursday 29 June to Saturday 1 July. This year it is being held at the beautiful campus and excellent conference facilities at Keele University.There will be over 100 engaging sessions across a range of topics, each designed to enrich your experience and provide valuable opportunities for...

What is your STEM story?

As the academic year draws to a close, we want to celebrate all of the amazing things that have been achieved this year.We love to hear about your experiences and how STEM subjects or related work have changed your lives. Throughout June we will be posting a series of blogs that highlight the fantastic work you do to inspire those around you.Read...

Enthuse, engage and empower: STEM Clubs impact report published

STEM Clubs are out of timetable sessions that give school and college students the chance to explore aspects of STEM subjects in more informal settings, allowing them to experiment, ask questions and tackle challenges that interest them.To help you get the most out of your STEM Club, STEM Learning offers guidance on setting up clubs, ideas for...

2017 STEM Inspiration Awards open for nominations

This year’s STEM Inspiration Awards have opened for entries, and there are even more categories to choose from.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise and celebrate the work done by a wide range of people to enrich young people’s experience of STEM subjects.Whether you work inside or outside of the teaching profession, there is an award for you. We...

Be a part of the Royal Society’s Associate Schools and Colleges network

The Royal Society’s Associate Schools and Colleges network is currently accepting new applications for membership from UK schools and colleges at all levels of primary and secondary education.The network supports teachers accessing high-quality, subject-specific support, CPD and provides opportunities to learn and share from its members.  The...

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