Bringing industrial careers into the classroom: Alice Kupara shares her experiences

Written by: Alice Kupara, STEM Insight participant and teacher at Thomas Deacon Academy

The school I work at, the Thomas Deacon Academy, specialises in STEM subjects and we are at a centre of excellence for the development and delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities.

We are always...

Investigating social mobility in STEM subjects and careers

Last year, the Social Mobility Commission issued a comprehensive report exploring the transition from school to the workplace amongst several types of pupil group within the UK.

In particular, the commission was interested in why White British males have better employment rates and more social mobility...

Working with the future generation of STEM: Mihika’s story

An inventor and award-winning primary school engineer, Mihika Sharma is certainly not your average six year old.

Last year she won the London Special Leaders Award, a STEM programme by Primary Engineer in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering at University College London (UCL), designed to...

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Congratulations to the winners of the CISCO Little Big Awards!

Last week was the final of the CISCO Little Big Awards, where schools from around the country came together to show off their ingenious designs that involve the Internet of Things and improve the way we live our lives.The finalists were selected from regional heats across the UK and they came together at the CISCO office in Heathrow to give a five...

Meet the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge winners

Last week the final of the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge took place at the Science Museum in London.The competition asked teams of students to use their creativity to design an efficient solution to real-world challenges. It was fantastic to see the inspiring creations the students came up with and a pleasure to watch them present their ideas.BP have...

People Like Me campaign: opening doors for girls in STEM

Last month, WISE launched a new project called People Like Me, which aims to engage and encourage more females into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Built to inspire girls to study and forge career within STEM sectors, the campaign is led by WISE board member Professor Averil MacDonald and is sponsored by Network Rail....

Student opportunities in science and social science from the Nuffield Foundation

When it comes to applying for university, students who enjoy science and mathematics aren’t always aware of the options available to them outside the traditional STEM subjects.Q-Step social science degrees are the perfect option for students who want to develop their scientific inquiry and quantitative skills and use them to answer the big...

The relaunch of the STEM Ambassador Hub Trans Pennine: heralding a powerhouse of northern science

A newly established science network, the STEM Ambassador Hub Trans Pennine is spearheading STEM education across Greater Manchester, North and West Yorkshire.Based at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), the Hub celebrated its relaunch earlier this month at The Great Science Share Teach Meet, an annual networking event for teachers and STEM...

Calling all recently qualified primary school teachers

The Wellcome Trust have created a short survey aimed at recently qualified primary school teachers.In order to make their primary science work as effective as possible, they would like to gain a better understanding of current Initial Teacher Training provision.If you have qualified since 2012, please complete the survey.The survey should take no...

Public hearing: closing the STEM skills gap

The Science and Technology Committee has repeatedly received evidence that the UK is facing STEM skills shortages, often in key growth sectors.On Thursday 16 March 2017, as part of its inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap, the Science and Technology Committee will be holding a public hearing.Taking place at the Birmingham NEC, this hearing...

Bredon Hill Academy wins BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

On 13 March 2017, three students from Bredon Hill Academy in Evesham, Worcestershire, won the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge at an event at the Science Museum in London.The three girls – Amelie, Cathryn and Hattie – were praised by the judges for the way they took inspiration from flying animals to find solutions to an engineering design challenge.The...

Boaty McBoatface to go on its first Antarctic mission

The small yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, is being sent on its first Antarctic mission this week.The mission will investigate water flow and turbulence in the depths of the Orkney Passage, a 3.5km deep region of the Southern Ocean. The data it collects will help scientists understand how the ocean is responding to global warming.Boaty will...

The importance of asking the right questions at the right time

Dylan Wiliam, lead educator on our Assessment for learning in STEM teaching online CPD, gives us an insight into how asking the right questions at the right time make a big difference in the classroom.You’ll probably be familiar with asking one or two of your students questions to see whether the whole class has understood a topic or not, when...

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