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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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...

Up to £15,000 funding for your education project

If you’re in need of funding for a STEM education project, consider applying for support from the IET and IMechE’s Engineering Education Grant Scheme.This funding could get your project off the ground, meaning you help more people to learn about the possibilities of engineering and related STEM subjects.These grants support UK-based projects that...

ERA Foundation announces further support for UK teachers

ERA Foundation has announced a further £50,000 of funding for STEM support to UK schools. This will improve the lives of over 16,000 young people by building young people’s STEM knowledge, skills, confidence and career aspirations. The funding will pay for four new ENTHUSE Partnerships in West Sussex, London, Liverpool and Derbyshire, as well...

2019 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards open for nominations

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise teachers, technicians, support staff, ENTHUSE Partnerships and schools and colleges who have shown commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), which in turn, has improved young people’s achievements and progression in STEM.At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who are dedicated to...

Government staff help the Year of Engineering legacy live on

As 2018, the Year of Engineering draws to a close, more than 30 staff from across government have helped ensure the legacy will live on by signing up to become STEM Ambassadors.The Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Transport (DfT) Prof Phil Blythe welcomed colleagues from DfT, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

The Smallpeice Trust releases new programme of courses for students

The Smallpeice Trust has recently released the first phase of their programme of full-board residential courses for 2019, available universities across the UK.Covering a variety of engineering topics including automotive engineering, aerospace engineering, nuclear marine engineering, girls into physics and 21st-century materials, The...

Six exciting new STEM Clubs resources are here!

How can STEM help us survive and thrive? Have your students ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? How about the science involved in surviving an asteroid impact?These are just a few of the questions posed by an exciting new set of STEM Clubs resources.The six resources are free to download, and have been developed...

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...

Inspiring the next generation on an international scale

In June, Ford Motor Company Material Planning and Logistics employees Darren Bull and Colin Foley travelled to Estonia to be main hosts for the Estonian International Open Championships 2018 for the First LEGO League.The First LEGO League challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. Guided by adult coaches, teams must research a...

The Big Bang Competition now open for entries

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).This competition invites young people aged 11-18 to showcase their STEM projects. Whether the project is brand new or has been completed as part of another competition...

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