Rosie and Beth

Simple STEM activities to do at home: Helicopter Spinner

Like most parents the last couple of days has forced me to juggle both childcare and work commitments. I’m lucky that I have a teaching background but my two daughters, Rosie aged 7 and Beth aged 12, are much younger than the sixth form students that I used to teach. Their age difference makes setting a task which satisfies and challenges both...

Fast Trackers programme

Fast Tracking Innovation in STEM Inspiration

Winning the Innovation in STEM Inspiration award, the Fast Trackers programme was praised for its engaging and comprehensive mix of activities. James Richards, Engineering Capability Manager at Network Rail, tells us more about how the programme was put together.

The Fast Trackers programme has defined a new...

STEM skills in any career

Does studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) at school, college or university mean you can only do STEM for the rest of your life? Can you only do that bit of STEM that you’ve been taught for the rest of your life? The answer to that is a huge, fat no!

I am an engineer that works in education. And I...

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Fascinating facts in new home learning videos from Dallas Campbell

Perfect paper planes, bra designs in spacesuits, and bacon sandwiches for astronauts are all covered in a new collection of home learning videos made by TV science presenter Dallas Campbell, as part of STEM Learning’s education support for young people and families.Dallas, presenter of shows such as Bang Goes the Theory, The Gadget Show and...

Robotics industry resources: STEM Ambassador request for help

We are creating a new Robotics area in our Resource Centre at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. This will include a competition field, teaching kits and learning resources, as well as three large posters designed to inspire and inform teachers and students about the use of robotics. One of the posters will display information...

Smallpeice Trust releases engineering programme for young people

Educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has released the initial phase of its 2020 programme of full-board residential courses for students aged 12-17.Taking place at a wide range of universities across the UK, these courses cover a variety of engineering topics such as astrophysics, biomedical engineering and cybersecurity.A brand new course for...

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The David Clark Prize seeks to reward exceptional teachers who have gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.There are two prizes, one for teachers working in primary schools and another for teachers in secondary schools, colleges or UTCs. Each prize includes a £3,000 personal award for...

Award for STEM Learning’s Natalie Cheung

STEM Learning’s very own London STEM Ambassador coordinator Natalie Cheung has been chosen as the winner of the Amy Johnson Inspiration Award by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) at the Caroline Haslett Lecture and Awards Ceremony event in London.The Amy Johnson Award honours individuals currently working in a non-engineering role who...

Get quizzical for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Use the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week ‘Meet the Future You’ quiz to show children and young people the future career options that are open to them.Meet the Future You quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identify different areas of engineering in which they might enjoy working in the future.By answering a series of lifestyle and...

Engineering a better world

Engineers in all sectors are working to make the world a better place so this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, 4-8 November, will be focusing on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing.Now in its seventh year, the week, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to...

Up to £15,000 available to support your engineering projects

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme supports UK-based educational projects that are working to increase engineering knowledge among young people aged 5-19.Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), there are two levels of funding available – awards of up to £5,000...

Are your students eco-innovators?

A national schools competition has been launched for students aged 7-19 to design a chargepoint for on-street electric vehicles of the future.The competition is part of a Government campaign, ‘Engineering: Take a closer look’, which is building on the success of the Year of Engineering in 2018, celebrating the world and wonder of engineering.The...

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...

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