Successful business breakfast addresses diversity in STEM

Reverse mentoring, unconscious bias, harnessing diversity of thought, and the mantra ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ were all key points of a thought-provoking and animated discussion at our online business breakfast event ‘Improving Diversity & Inclusion in STEM Education and Careers’ in July.

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Rosalind Franklin - superhero with x-ray eyes

Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a STEM role model before STEM was even spoken about, continues to inspire a new generation of young people, having been immortalised on a 50p coin.

When we think of Notting Hill, West London, most would name the famous carnival, or the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts romcom. Few would mention the...

Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

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£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...

School Astronomy Club names one of Jupiter's new moon

Lanivet School’s Astronomy Club, run by STEM Ambassadors Emma Hugo and Carol Miller, has won a contest to name one of Jupiter’s newly discovered Moons.In July 2018, astronomers announced the discovery of 12 new moons of Jupiter, bringing the total number to 79, more than any other planet in the Solar System. To offer the public a chance to get...

120 students: one microscope

Imagine teaching science to a class of 120 students and only having one microscope for them all to share. That is often the reality for Peter Tabichi, science teacher and winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize who visited the National STEM Learning Centre in York. Peter teaches at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, situated...

Investing in the workforce of the future

On Wednesday 25 September 2019, Chantelle Lawrence, our Trainee Laboratory Assistant, spoke to members of The 5% Club at an event in Birmingham.Speaking to an audience of more than 60 individuals from a range of companies and sectors, Chantelle shared her experiences of life as a mature apprentice and gave advice on what employers can do to get...

Royal Ceremonial Naming for the RRS Sir David Attenborough

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough are among those attending the Royal Ceremonial Naming of the new Polar Research Ship at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Thursday 26 September 2019.The ceremony of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is the highlight of a three-day celebration of UK science, engineering, and shipbuilding. The...

Pupil Design Awards: using design skills to make a difference

Ideal for students aged 11-17, the Pupil Design Awards enable young people to explore how design can be used to tackle real-life challenges facing people and the planet.Free to take part in, this annual competition encourages young people to use their creativity and imagination to make a difference to the world around them. There are three...

Introducing the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2019/20

BP Educational Service, in partnership with STEM Learning, is delighted to announce that the Ultimate STEM Challenge is now open!Back for its sixth instalment, the theme for this year's nationwide competition is centred around the exciting world of wearable tech. Wearable tech is all around us and is becoming a big part of our everyday...

Bake up a storm with the BioBakes Competition

Feeling creative? Entries are currently open for The Physiological Society’s annual #BioBakes Competition.An engaging activity to kick off the new academic year, entrants are invited to craft a bake that represents a part of the body and how it works to be in with a chance of winning some baking goodies!Whether you use shortcrust pastry to...

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