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How hearing from and meeting STEM Ambassadors can send a truly positive message to young people right now.

“My mom always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” 

This famous quote from the film Forrest Gump attempts to dispense...

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You can’t be what you can’t see

We rely on role models to provide inspirational examples and stories to fuel our STEM career aspirations. This is especially important for under-represented groups where we have excellent visible role models, but they are not always in the limelight.

As a civil engineer, I feel there are huge misconceptions about STEM...

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Broadening horizons through placements

Sophie, a biology student at the University of York, shares how her 12-month internship with STEM Learning has helped to hone her skills, gain hands-on experience and broaden her horizons.

Experiencing things first-hand helps me to decide my next steps. For example, in sixth form, medicine was my main...

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly

STEM Learning and the National Centre for Computing Education took centre stage at the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’s Big Assembly in November.2019’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week took place 4-8 November, highlighting how engineering can be the career to fulfil young people’s dreams of rewarding careers tackling important issues facing society.At the...

Book your tickets to The Big Bang Fair 2020

Book your free tickets for The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, taking place on 11-14 March 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham.Give your students an opportunity to explore where their future can take them at the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people. This free event...

What makes a good engineer?

Dan Lewin, Regional Network Lead, reveals what he learned at a recent Women in Engineering eventWhat qualities do you need to be a good engineer? The usual suspects spring to mind, such as curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and a collaborative spirit. None of these traits are related to gender, so it poses the questions: why are only 12% of...

Winners announced at the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019

STEM Learning is delighted to announce the winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019.The awards celebrate those extraordinary individuals and organisations who inspire young people to pursue science, ​technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Many of the winners are volunteers, passing on their own passion and expertise to students,...

Award for STEM Learning’s Natalie Cheung

STEM Learning’s very own London STEM Ambassador coordinator Natalie Cheung has been chosen as the winner of the Amy Johnson Inspiration Award by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) at the Caroline Haslett Lecture and Awards Ceremony event in London.The Amy Johnson Award honours individuals currently working in a non-engineering role who...

Get quizzical for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Use the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week ‘Meet the Future You’ quiz to show children and young people the future career options that are open to them.Meet the Future You quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identify different areas of engineering in which they might enjoy working in the future.By answering a series of lifestyle and...

Request a STEM Ambassador to support you with the bp Ultimate STEM Challenge

bp is calling on young inventors to create a new piece of wearable tech that will improve lives in the future.To help you bring this competition to life, you can request a STEM Ambassador to support you and your class in entering this year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge.STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds,...

£500 grants to support STEM enrichment activities

The Royal Institution’s STEM enrichment and enhancement grant scheme is now open for entries.Grants of up to £500 are available for schools to experience a science, technology, engineering or mathematics activity selected from the STEM Directory.The STEM Directory is a database of enhancement and enrichment opportunities open to schools and...

STEM Inspiration Awards 2019: shortlist announced

We are very pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards.Awarded by STEM Learning and sponsored by UK Research and Innovation, the STEM Inspiration Awards celebrate outstanding individuals and organisations who inspire young people to pursue STEM subjects throughout education and into STEM careers.The winner of each...

Engineering a better world

Engineers in all sectors are working to make the world a better place so this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, 4-8 November, will be focusing on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing.Now in its seventh year, the week, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to...

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