Virtual Reality in the classroom

How can Virtual Reality be used in STEM subjects?

The shortage of students pursuing STEM subjects at university or through higher education has received a lot of attention over the past few years. According to consultancy firm AT Kearney, just one in eleven young people takes maths or physics at A-Level.

This, in turn, is having an impact on the UK job...

Hearing is believing for an acoustics specialist at Atkins

Vicky Stewart is an acoustics specialist and STEM Ambassador at Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We chatted to her about her role in inspiring young people to pursue STEM subjects, and how this has benefited her and her...

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge final 2016

Solving sustainability: can your students take on the challenge?

The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge invites students to tackle real-world problems.

Themed around sustainability, this year's challenge asks students to:

design ways to capture biomethane from food wastecreate an efficient way to get electricity from waterdevelop a sustainable method for growing plants indoors

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The Little Big Futures has launched!

CISCO and STEM Learning have relaunched the Little Big Awards for 2017 which has now been renamed to the Little Big Futures.The Internet of Things is about connecting everyday objects to send, receive and process data to solve real-world issues. The Little Big Futures programme is aimed at students aged 11-14 and has a collection of five one-hour...

Survey of STEM teachers: your views matter

IFF Research is conducting a survey of national importance with secondary school and sixth form (or equivalent) STEM teachers.The Engineering Brand Monitor survey, now in its ninth year, is conducted annually and is the UK’s most authoritative source of data on perceptions of STEM subjects and careers.For the 2017 survey to be a success, IIF...

Build a rocket for 2018: get involved in the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

Do you know a team of young people aged 11-18 who love problem-solving and have strong interests in STEM subjects?Get them signed up for the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge!The competition is a great way to engage young people in STEM subjects through the building, designing and launching of a model rocket.The UK winners will compete against teams...

Dr Emily Grossman honoured at event celebrating STEM education

On 4 October 2017, renowned scientist and education advocate Dr Emily Grossman became one of our honorary STEM Ambassadors.The presentation took place at the 2017 STEM Inspiration Awards, hosted by Lord Sainsbury of Turville at the House of Lords, and supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Honorary STEM Ambassadors are representatives...

A winning formula: driving engagement in STEM subjects

If you are looking for a STEM challenge that will test your students’ creativity, teamwork and their approach to problem-solving, why not take a look at the F1 in Schools Formula 1 Technology Challenge?F1 in Schools is a motorsport project that challenges students in schools and colleges to design, test and manufacture a prototype Formula 1 car....

Help us shape the future support for STEM Clubs in the UK

We are excited to announce that we now lead the UK’s STEM Club support programme. To help us ensure that we provide the best support for STEM Clubs, we’d love to hear about your STEM Club experiences.By taking part you can even be in with the chance of winning £150 worth of STEM Club resources!The survey will help us make sure all UK schools,...

Up to £500 available for STEM activities in schools

As much as you might like to run additional educational activities that enrich and enhance the curriculum, in a time of constrained public finances it’s often not possible to find the money. The Royal Institution’s STEM enrichment and enhancement grants can help.The Royal Institution is the home of the Christmas Lectures, the Faraday Museum and...

Aspire to STEM with STEM Learning

Schools and colleges in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country can now benefit from a new programme of free support from STEM Learning called Aspire to STEM.Over three years, 200 schools and colleges will work with a dedicated STEM Learning mentor to analyse the needs of the teachers and leaders in the school or college and develop a...

CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot now open!

The Royal Institution is delighted to announce that the ballot for tickets for the filming of this year's CHRISTMAS LECTURES 'The language of life' with Professor Sophie Scott is now open.The 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES will consist of three hour-long lectures filmed in front of a live audience at the Royal Institution over three evenings on Tuesday...

Classroom displays competition: could you be one of this term’s winners?

With the start of the new academic year comes the inevitable classroom of blank display boards.If you would like to give your classroom a new lease of life, then have a look at some of the displays teachers have sent in over the last year.As the term progresses and display boards blossom into being, then why not add your classroom display to our...

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