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...

Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools

Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

Smoothing secondary school transition in STEM

All Year 7 teachers know that new cohorts arrive from primary school with varying levels of knowledge, skills and confidence. These variations are compounded by multiple feeder schools all having different approaches.

 

How can this be managed at the point of transition, so all students make progress, not...

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Last chance to book onto the Using STEM research conference

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Using STEM research conference on the 20 and 21 May 2016. We’re getting ready for our third conference on research based teaching and we can’t wait to hear from some of our esteemed speakers.Here are a few snippets of what we’ve got in store…Dr David Spendlove (Manchester Institute of Education, University...

New guidance launched to help businesses close STEM skills gap

A new report launched today offers guidance for businesses that are looking to provide support and inspiration for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in schools.The report has been produced as part of Project ENTHUSE, a partnership between businesses, charities and government that provides funding and support for high-quality...

Bring research alive with the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants

The Royal Society are offering schools the opportunity to apply for one of their Partnership Grants. This scheme offers up to £3,000 to UK schools or colleges to give pupils aged 5-18 the chance to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects.The grant can be used to buy the equipment needed to run a STEM...

UK’s £200m Polar Research Ship named in honour of Sir David Attenborough

A £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson has confirmed today (6 May 2016).Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that...

Don’t miss your chance to bask in the limelight

Applications for our ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are open. Apply for your chance to share the limelight; demonstrate all your hard work and celebrate all that you and your school have achieved. There are two different awards on offer: Individual awards and Organisational awards. The Individual awards have been designed to recognise and...

STEMtech to host third annual conference in June

The third annual STEMtech Conference and Showcase - Skilled for Success - will be taking place on 13-14 June 2016. Designed to support the development and advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, this event works with industry partners to ensure young people develop the skills needed for the future. ...

Full programme confirmed!

We have just confirmed our programme of events for our Using STEM research conference.Held at the National STEM Learning Centre in York from 20 May 2016, we’re proud to be hosting our second conference on using STEM research and evidence-based practice. If you want to feel more comfortable using research in the classroom or if you’ve got some...

How fast can your micro:bit travel?

BLOODHOUND SSC is a UK designed and built car that is aiming to break the 1000mph barrier and set a new land speed record.This summer term, the BLOODHOUND Project is using its world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.School teams across...

Education Minister promotes TIPS and TAPS placements!

Nick Gibb, Minister of Education, stated the value of our Teacher Industrial Partners' Scheme (TIPS) and Teacher Academic Placement Scheme (TAPS) as he answered a question prompted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in their Engineered in Britain report. IMechE are ENTHUSE partners and part funders of our...

Pioneering female scientist to appear on Scottish bank note

Scientist Mary Somerville has been announced as the next face to appear on the Scottish £10 note. She was shortlisted along with Thomas Telford and James Clerk Maxwell to appear on the new polymer bank note in Scotland. The final decision was made via a vote on Facebook, with the public deciding which of the three would appear on the new style of...

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