Inspiring teenagers to pursue maths further

‘What’s the point of Pythagoras Miss?  He’s been dead for more than 2000 years!’ It’s the sort of question that every teacher dreads, though teenagers have every right to ask it. 

The answer: ‘Because it will help you get a good grade in GCSE’ might be true, but it’s not a response likely...

Jane Winter, course facilitator

Introduction to assessment for learning: process over product

Jane Winter and Yeasmin Mortuza are our experienced mentors for our free online courses on Assessment for Learning. Here, they share a highlight from the course discussions, captured as part of their course video diary.

Yeasmin and I have been enjoying working with participants on STEM Learning's...

Students from Wimbledon High at the BP STEM festival

The Engineering Education Scheme: the benefits of volunteering as a mentor

Brogan MacDonald is a Graduate Structural Engineer at Ramboll who has recently completed a six-month-long STEM Ambassador activity. She discusses the benefits of long-term STEM engagement and how mentoring has developed her personally and professionally.  

As a STEM Ambassador, it is certainly...

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Lloyd’s Register Foundation ENTHUSE Partnerships get off to a flying start

The first 20 Lloyd’s Register Foundation ENTHUSE Partnerships, impacting 88 schools and up to 40,000 young people, are now well underway.Lloyd’s Register Foundation has committed £300,000 towards funding these 20 ENTHUSE Partnerships across the UK, to stimulate and sustain young people’s interest and enthusiasm for engineering. The Partnerships...

New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers

A new partnership, the STEM Accord, has been established to provide coordinated actions to inspire more young people and particularly girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The STEM Accord has been created by WISE, the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, Design and Technology Association (DATA) and the...

An insight into STEM careers: join Balfour Beatty’s live online broadcast

Alongside the charity Learn Live, Balfour Beatty has organised a live online broadcast, giving an insight into what it is really like as a young person starting work in the current climate.Taking place on 22 May 2019 at 1:30 pm, three Balfour Beatty colleagues will be answering questions and talking about their experiences. All three panellists...

Book your place at the ASE National Technician’s Conference North

The ASE National Technician’s Conference North will be taking place on 5 July 2019 at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.This one day conference will consist of hands-on sessions and workshops, alongside an exclusive exhibition.With sessions on STEM Club activities, effective performance management and tips for non-specialists, there are...

New funding announced to address the gender balance in computing

The Department for Education has granted the National Centre for Computing Education £2.4 million of funding for the ‘Gender Balance in Computing’ research project.This funding comes at a crucial time in computing education, after recent research by the University of Roehampton and the Royal Society found that girls represented...

The latest STEM Learning magazines are out now

It's that time again... the new STEM Learning magazines are landing in schools this week!We have packed the magazines with engaging articles, interviews, resources and of course an overview of all our upcoming CPD to help you inspire young people in STEM.In our magazine for primary educators, we are talking about how you can take learning...

Great Science Share for Schools 2019!

Take part in this national campaign that encourages young people to share their scientific questions and investigations, bringing together schools, STEM educators and industry to support them!It’s free and easy – all you need to do is create an opportunity for young people to share their curiosity about science they care about.How? A Great Science...

Kings College London to launch an MA in STEM Education

King’s College London (KCL) is launching a new MA in STEM Education, set to commence in September 2019.The course will be taught by staff from KCL’s Centre for Research in Education in STEM. It will focus on practical STEM knowledge, STEM policy and principles, as well as emerging fields such as environmental education.The King’s team are...

£7.3 million investment in STEM teaching across the UK

Project ENTHUSE has secured £6.5 million of joint funding from the Department for Education and Wellcome, and £830,000 from business and other charitable partners (including BP, Rolls-Royce, Lloyds’ Register Foundation and Eaton) to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching across the UK.Project...

Be inspired by the Women in STEM Conference 2019

Despite the great strides made in tackling gender equality across the employment sector, it is still apparent that women remain an underrepresented demographic within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).According to the UNESCO 2017 Women in Science paper, women represent less than 30% of researchers globally. The Women’s...

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