Educating the next generation: my STEM Ambassador experience

I have been a STEM Ambassador for over twenty five years and have enjoyed every single minute of it. 

In 2017, I was awarded and MBE for my outreach work, which was a huge shock and surprise to me. 

Even though I have retired from fulltime employment, it does not mean that my passion for...

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How to land science’s most extreme and unusual roles

The great thing about the various branches of science is the sheer number of fields from which to delve into. From biological study and formal logic to any number of natural phenomena, there’s an incredible breadth and depth to scientific subjects.

Naturally then, there’s a whole host of jobs and occupations that go beyond...

Everest

Scaling new heights: taking polar exploration to the next level

Having the opportunity to engage with and positively influence young people’s life choices as a STEM Ambassador is one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done – shaping young minds is a privilege and has become a real passion.

I enjoy drawing on my own life experiences as a Chartered Accountant, aid...

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Primary STEM conferences: you have what it takes

In June, the National STEM Learning Centre in York is hosting the annual science, mathematics and computing conferences to support your teaching.Whether you are looking for support with teaching coding, ways of linking science to the rest of the curriculum or simply looking for new inspiration for your lessons, we have something for you. Each...

Teacher David Hainsworth recognised at the Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards

STEM Learning was delighted to sponsor a category in the recent Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards: the STEM Learning Award for Development of STEM Learning Opportunities.The awards gave professional recognition to individuals nominated by their colleagues for their unique work in design and technology education across the...

STEM Learning’s CEO, Yvonne Baker, to chair the Women in STEM Conference

Building upon the great success of last year’s conference, this year’s highly anticipated Annual Women in STEM Conference returns on 22 May 2018 in Central London.With considerable demand to attend, the 2018 conference will provide a vital opportunity for all education providers and employers across the STEM landscape to examine how to effectively...

Connect your classroom live to the Arctic

Schools can join XL Catlin Arctic Live, the northernmost live education event from the UK Arctic Research Station in Svalbard, at 79 degrees north, kicking off May 1.This is a unique opportunity for teachers to complement the Polar Explorer programme for students across all key stages.  Classes will get first hand access to an extreme...

ENTHUSE Partnerships: nurturing the innovators of the future

In collaboration with GSK, we have announced a pilot of six new fully funded GSK ENTHUSE Partnerships, bringing much-needed support to groups of schools around the UK.STEM Learning and GSK are committed to encouraging more pupils, from all backgrounds, to progress in STEM studies and careers; supporting social mobility and underpinning the UK...

Last chance to enter the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are an annual celebration of schools, colleges, teachers and technicians.Whether you’ve undertaken CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre, locally, online or through our partners in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you deserve to be celebrated.We have just extended the deadline to apply for our ENTHUSE...

We’re going on a bug hunt, are you?

The Great Bug Hunt is a competition for primary groups. It is run by the Association for Science Education, in partnership with the Royal Entomological Society.This exciting competition, now in its sixth year, fits into the curriculum and helps to develop Working Scientifically. It's a great way to get children to explore outside and...

£15,000 available to highlight science and technology achievements

The Science and Technology Facilities (STFC) Council’s Public Engagement Spark Awards have returned.Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools and STFC scientists and engineers, facility users, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups to:encourage and support high-quality public engagement activities that highlight STFC’s...

Tell us what you think of the STEM Learning magazines (and be in with a chance of winning)

We hope you have enjoyed reading issue 8 and 9 of the STEM Learning magazines. As we move into the fourth year of the magazines, we want to ensure that they still help, support and inspire you to try something different in your classroom.Let us know what you thinkWe have created a short survey so you can tell us what you think about our...

Grants available for your engineering projects

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme provides support for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 5-19.Funding is available for UK-based engineering projects, which aim to inspire young people with the world of engineering. As this year’s scheme is being supported by the Year of Engineering,...

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