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Science Capital: making science relevant

Many young people see science as irrelevant to them, as the academic nature of much of the science taught in secondary schools appears to be geared towards those who are going to end up wearing white coats in labs or being doctors. Or at least that’s how it can be perceived, not just by young people, but their families as well...

Students from Wimbledon High at the BP STEM festival

The Engineering Education Scheme: the benefits of volunteering as a mentor

Brogan MacDonald is a Graduate Structural Engineer at Ramboll who has recently completed a six-month-long STEM Ambassador activity. She discusses the benefits of long-term STEM engagement and how mentoring has developed her personally and professionally.  

As a STEM Ambassador, it is certainly...

Ramboll STEM Network engaging young people

Equality, diversity and inclusion: how STEM Ambassadors are inspiring the next generation

Sotira Georgiou is a Structural Engineer at Ramboll and is the Lead of Ramboll UK STEM Network as part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. As a passionate and enthusiastic STEM Ambassador, Sotira has an active role in inspiring the younger generation on the importance of STEM subjects.

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Speak to ESA astronaut Tim Peake at the ESERO-UK conferences

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will be joining ESERO-UK’s two careers-themed conferences, held alongside the UK Space Conference.Organised by the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO-UK), teachers will have the chance to hear from a careers panel from the space industry, take part in hands-on activities using space as a context and get the...

Worley joins the ENTHUSE Alliance

Worley is the latest company to join the unique alliance of organisations supporting ENTHUSE Partnerships, providing much-needed support for schools across the UK.With a heritage spanning more than 60 years, Worley delivers projects, provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory...

Jacobs Senior Vice President recognised for outstanding contribution to STEM education

On 25 June 2019, Donald Morrison, Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager, was awarded the title of Honorary STEM Ambassador, at a ceremony at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.The presentation took place at the 2019 Jacobs Graduate Development and Apprenticeships Graduation Ceremony. Through...

ENTHUSE Partnerships: inspiring girls into STEM

To coincide with International Women in Engineering Day, STEM Learning welcomed schools and colleges from across the UK to the National STEM Learning Centre to launch 13 new ENTHUSE Partnerships, specifically aimed at tackling the inequalities in gender representation in STEM subjects in their schools.ENTHUSE Partnerships bring schools and...

Lloyd’s Register Foundation ENTHUSE Partnerships get off to a flying start

The first 20 Lloyd’s Register Foundation ENTHUSE Partnerships, impacting 88 schools and up to 40,000 young people, are now well underway.Lloyd’s Register Foundation has committed £300,000 towards funding these 20 ENTHUSE Partnerships across the UK, to stimulate and sustain young people’s interest and enthusiasm for engineering. The Partnerships...

An insight into STEM careers: join Balfour Beatty’s live online broadcast

Alongside the charity Learn Live, Balfour Beatty has organised a live online broadcast, giving an insight into what it is really like as a young person starting work in the current climate.Taking place on 22 May 2019 at 1:30 pm, three Balfour Beatty colleagues will be answering questions and talking about their experiences. All three panellists...

Kings College London to launch an MA in STEM Education

King’s College London (KCL) is launching a new MA in STEM Education, set to commence in September 2019.The course will be taught by staff from KCL’s Centre for Research in Education in STEM. It will focus on practical STEM knowledge, STEM policy and principles, as well as emerging fields such as environmental education.The King’s team are...

£7.3 million investment in STEM teaching across the UK

Project ENTHUSE has secured £6.5 million of joint funding from the Department for Education and Wellcome, and £830,000 from business and other charitable partners (including BP, Rolls-Royce, Lloyds’ Register Foundation and Eaton) to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching across the UK.Project...

Be inspired by the Women in STEM Conference 2019

Despite the great strides made in tackling gender equality across the employment sector, it is still apparent that women remain an underrepresented demographic within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).According to the UNESCO 2017 Women in Science paper, women represent less than 30% of researchers globally. The Women’s...

Get involved with the Youth Industrial Strategy Competition

The Youth Industrial Strategy Competition is a new national STEM initiative that aims to inspire and challenge young people aged 11 to 19.Focused around the four Grand Challenges of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, the competition calls on students to come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to change our future...

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