Nicola Connor receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award in 2018

Meet the winners of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Nicola Connor

Nicola Connor is Class Teacher at the Peel Primary School, Livingston, West Lothian and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Primary. We chatted to her about her experience of winning the award and the difference it has made to her, the school and the pupils.

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Using Geoboards to develop mathematical thinking

I’m always on the lookout for more unusual questions about run-of-the-mill mathematics topics.

When finding the area of a rectangle for example, students very often automatically look for the numbers to put into the formula. I was therefore intrigued by the area maze problems created by Japanese mathematician Naoki Inaba, as...

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10 ways to use dominoes in your mathematics classroom

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of certain manipulatives, including Cuisenaire rods and algebra tiles, while other manipulatives have a tendency to gather dust in the maths department store cupboard. Dominoes, for example, are often over looked.

We think it’s time to dust off the dominoes and dive in with these...

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Do you have an innovative, inspiring teaching approach or project that you would like to share with your peers? Would you like to represent UK STEM teachers on an international stage?Science on Stage, the biennial European STEM event “from teachers, for teachers,” is now accepting applications for UK delegates.The festival gives STEM teachers and...

Get involved with International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day takes place annually on 23 June and aims to raise the profile of the amazing career opportunities open to females in this vast and varied industry.Organised by the Women’s Engineering Society, this year’s theme is “Raising the Bar”. As 2018 is the Year of Engineering, this year’s International Women in...

Catalyst magazine: subscribe today for cutting-edge science straight to your door

Edition 31 of our Catalyst magazine is now online. With articles on unravelling genetics, climate change vs wildlife and looking for life in our solar system, we think it is a fascinating read.It arrives with a booklet of teachers' notes, full of ideas and lesson plans to bring the articles to life in your classroom.Catalyst is a termly...

The Royal Institution Summer Schools are back

Throughout July and August, the Royal Institution (Ri) is running a series of hands-on workshops, bringing to life all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Students can take part in a variety of sessions led by experts from across industry and academia. The workshops cover everything from extracting DNA and building underwater...

Skills shortage costing STEM sector £1.5bn

current shortfall of 173,000 skilled workers as 89% of STEM businesses struggle to recruitnew STEM roles expected to double in next 10 years: businesses warn of economic impact if skills shortage continuesSTEM Learning calls for businesses to join its efforts to grow the future STEM workforceUK STEM businesses have warned of a growing skills...

Teachers around the UK receive ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

The regional winners of this year’s ENTHUSE Celebration Awards have been announced for Scotland and the North and South of the UK, and put forward for our national final at The Royal Society in June.At celebratory events held at Transport for London’s historic headquarters in London, and the Centre for Life science village in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Inspiring the next generation: how Lubrizol are making a name in the community

A global chemical company, Lubrizol may not be a common household name, yet their products and technologies are in the things we use each day including shampoos, soaps, medicine, on surfaces and in fluids in vehicles, electronic devices and household plumbing systems.The company is firmly committed to making a contribution to...

D&T Association Summer School 2018

The D&T Association Summer School for 2018 is back at De Montfort University, Leicester, this July.This two-day event will address the challenges facing D&T and offer sessions such as:developing D&T and creating a conducive environment for D&T in your schoolsustainability and the 17 UNsustainable development goalsextending the use...

Joint report shows direction of travel for support for STEM Ambassadors

STEM Learning, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), have released a new report representing a year’s work into how to further improve the effectiveness and impact of the STEM Ambassadors programme.STEM Ambassadors are volunteers representing a vast range of STEM-related jobs and...

National Numeracy Day

It seems strange that many people seem happy to admit in public that they are not numbers people. Numbers play such a big part in all of our lives. From household budgeting, to shopping, cooking, planning a journey or working out our team’s chance of winning the league. We all use numbers every day. Despite this, one in every two ...

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