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Why outreach completes your degree

Before starting university I had never heard of outreach, and I definitely didn’t know how rewarding it could be to share my love of science with the local community. That changed when I joined the Women in Science and Engineering Society (WISE), became a STEM Ambassador and started running local afterschool science clubs...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technology: Tomorrow's Frontier

The first quantum revolution

Einstein’s work on light and matter interacting led to him observing the “photoelectric effect”. This work ultimately led to the invention of semiconductors, atomic clocks, satellite navigation, lasers, MRI scanners and many other devices that use quantum mechanics – the first quantum revolution.

The...

Anthony Jackson, STEM Insight

Immersive experiences to inspire the classroom

When I became Head of Biology I was surprised at how few medical students we were producing. I investigated the situation and it appeared that very few of our most able students were applying for medicine in the first place.

Looking further it seemed that students were either not well enough informed, or not confident in...

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The David Clarke Prize

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?The David Clarke Prize is awarded to an exceptional primary, secondary or FE teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.Main AwardThe main award will comprise a £2000 personal award for the prize winner (i.e. with no...

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...

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...

Celebrating success: GCSE results announced

Today, hundreds of thousands of students across the UK are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.Figures show there were more than five million entries in GCSEs in England this year, up 0.9% on last year, despite a decrease in the number of 16-year-olds in the population.Following on from the introduction of reformed maths and English...

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...

Hillcroft Primary School, Pfizer and STEM Learning: working together to encourage young people into science careers

Hillcroft Primary School in Surrey has partnered with STEM Learning (London and the South East England STEM Ambassador Hub) and leading global biopharmaceutical company Pfizer to inspire young people with the world of STEM careers.Working with the school’s science teachers, trained Pfizer STEM Ambassadors have delivered its flagship ‘Science in a...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

Sisters are doing it for STEMselves

Two Teesside sisters have bucked the trend of women in STEM by climbing the ladder in both the science and engineering sectors.Statistics show that women make up only 12% of all STEM employees in the UK, yet 18-year-old Klaudia Robinson from Hartlepool, swapped her childhood dream of becoming a hairdresser for a career in engineering, thanks to an...

Showcase your STEM projects on an international stage

Do you have an innovative, inspiring teaching approach or project that you would like to share with your peers? Would you like to represent UK STEM teachers on an international stage?Science on Stage, the biennial European STEM event “from teachers, for teachers,” is now accepting applications for UK delegates.The festival gives STEM teachers and...

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