The Ultimate STEM Challenge: turning crazy ideas into technical experiments

Students from Toot Hill School in Birmingham tell us about their experience of taking on the Ultimate STEM Challenge and what they have learned from it.Jack Kellas

“I believe my Physics teacher Mr Lawrence was the person to inspire me with Physics, leading to my passion for STEM.  Before the Ultimate STEM Challenge I had a passion...

Fermi problems: making maths a fun real-world tool

Problem solving and group work are two major skills we all hope to foster in our pupils. One way to help them develop these skills is to challenge them with Fermi problems.

Enrico Fermi (1901 to 1954) was a Nobel Prize winning physicist, who was also famous for giving his audience fun problems, using approximate...

Kate McWilliams, STEM Ambassador at EasyJet

My STEM inspiration: flying the flag for the aviation industry

Kate McWilliams is a finalist in the Outstanding New STEM Ambassador category at the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards.

Kate has become a STEM Ambassador in the past year and has undertaken numerous activities to support learning in STEM subjects and careers. In the lead up to the awards ceremony on 1 November 2018, she...

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A world-leading computing education for every young person

We are delighted that the Department for Education has confirmed that a consortium of STEM Learning, Raspberry Pi and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has been chosen to establish the National Centre for Computing Education, driving excellence in computing education across England.The Government is committed to making England the best...

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive at Siemens UK awarded Honorary STEM Ambassador accolade

On 6 November 2018, Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens UK was awarded the title of Honorary STEM Ambassador, at a ceremony in London.The presentation took place at the 2018 Siemens Education SeeWomen event. SeeWomen is a project which aims to inspire and motivate young people and in particular girls to pursue STEM careers and challenge...

Winners of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards announced!

Our prestigious event at the House of Lords on 1 November announced the winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018.The STEM Inspiration Awards celebrate the fantastic work done by individuals and organisations who inspire young people in STEM subjects. Awards were presented in eight categories that recognise everything from STEM Ambassadors and...

Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees of the STEM Inspiration Awards

The STEM Inspiration Awards celebration event will be held in the House of Lords on 1 November 2018.Our judges have had the tough job of going through all the amazing applications you’ve sent in and whittling them down to just a handful of shortlisted nominees. We had a fantastic number of applications come through and it’s been wonderful to see...

Celebrate Biology Week with BioArtAttack

BioArtAttack is an opportunity to combine art with biology by creating a piece of artwork to convey a biological concept, recreate a scientific scene or any part of the living world.Run by the Royal Society of Biology, the competition is open to anyone, and can be entered as an individual or group entry, for example, a group of friends, classmates...

National Engineering Competition now open for entries

The National Engineering Competition aims to show young people how engineering can make a real difference to people and the planet.Working individually or in a team of up to six, girls aged 11-18 are invited to create a project that solves the challenges of the 21st century.This could be an original solution designed from scratch or a project...

Special tenth edition magazine out now!

A new term means a new STEM Learning magazine landing in primary and secondary schools, and you won’t want to miss our landmark tenth special edition.Packed full of engaging, useful information about what’s new in the world of STEM education, keep an eye out for your school’s copy for articles, interviews and resources with insight from our...

Royal Institution grant scheme for enriching maths teaching now open

The Royal Institution (Ri) is offering UK state schools, academies and colleges grants of up to £500 to host a maths enrichment and enhancement activity for their teachers and students.Funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the scheme is designed to integrate maths-related activities (such as shows, talks and workshops) into school practice and...

UK-wide assembly set to showcase engineers on a mission

Returning for the sixth year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place from 5-9 November 2018 and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.This year’s plans include the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly, which offers schools across the UK the chance to take part in the same assembly at the...

STEM Ambassadors: working together to engage, inspire and impact

The UK is currently facing a huge STEM skills shortage. New findings from STEM Learning shows that 73% of businesses have found it more difficult to hire staff in the last 12 months.The STEM Ambassadors programme is working to close the UK’s skills gap by raising young people’s skills, aspirations and knowledge of STEM careers. We are calling on...

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