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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...

Darwin Plus: environment funding scheme for UK Overseas Territories

The Darwin Initiative, a UK Government grant scheme, helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs).The scheme’s Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund (also known as Darwin Plus) supports the delivery of long-term strategic outcomes for the natural environment in the...

New report highlights positive impact ENTHUSE Partnerships have on pupils

An independent evaluation of ENTHUSE Partnerships has recently been completed by the respected Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE).ENTHUSE Partnership funding enables groups of four to eight schools and colleges to work together, with support from STEM Learning, on a two-year intensive programme to raise students’...

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