STEM Club activity: making rainbow fish

How volunteering shaped my career

I became a STEM Ambassador whilst at University after attending an inspiring STEMettes talk. I enjoyed STEM subjects in school and wanted to promote it to other students who may think it’s not for them.

I come from a family of doctors and engineers, so it had always been the norm to go down that career path...

Make space for a Makerspace

East Wemyss Primary School won the 2018 Rolls-Royce Science Prize for its use of Makerspaces. Teacher Tracey Ellicott talks us through their journey

The Makerspace seed was sown after visiting Northrop Grumman’s FabLab in Los Angeles. I set out to create our own scaled-down version in the old public library building in...

Sophie Finch collecting the award for outstanding STEM technician

Inspiring STEM Technicians in schools and communities

Catching up with the winners of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards, we talked to Sophie Finch, our Outstanding STEM Technician. 

I had just returned to work after a fantastic A level physics course at the National STEM Learning Centre, and had received an email from the course leader saying “I think...

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Introducing the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2019/20

BP Educational Service, in partnership with STEM Learning, is delighted to announce that the Ultimate STEM Challenge is now open!Back for its sixth instalment, the theme for this year's nationwide competition is centred around the exciting world of wearable tech. Wearable tech is all around us and is becoming a big part of our everyday...

Bake up a storm with the BioBakes Competition

Feeling creative? Entries are currently open for The Physiological Society’s annual #BioBakes Competition.An engaging activity to kick off the new academic year, entrants are invited to craft a bake that represents a part of the body and how it works to be in with a chance of winning some baking goodies!Whether you use shortcrust pastry to...

Award recognition for online CPD and STEM Ambassador training

STEM Learning’s online CPD programme received second place at the Association for Learning Technology Team Awards on 4 September 2019 at McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh.Established in 2007, the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology...

Inspiring students to protect our oceans with new DP World ENTHUSE Partnership

DP World London Gateway, the UK’s most integrated logistics hub, has announced its support of UK schools through ENTHUSE Partnerships. Focusing on ocean protection, the Partnership will ensure teachers are aware of science-related roles within industry including IT, automation, engineering and logistics giving students the opportunity 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...

Goldman Sachs supports 100th ENTHUSE Partnership

STEM Learning has launched its 100th ENTHUSE Partnership, with the support of global investment bank Goldman Sachs.ENTHUSE Partnerships bring schools and colleges together to work collaboratively, with support from STEM Learning, to develop an intensive two-year programme to raise aspiration and achievement in STEM.Goldman Sachs, recognising...

The importance of STEM for global citizens: sharing experiences at YMCA175

Natalie Cheung, London STEM Ambassador Coordinator at STEM Learning, was recently invited to talk at the YMCA175, a four-day event held at ExCeL London.2019 is the YMCA’s landmark 175th anniversary year, and the YMCA175 demonstrated their value as a platform for youth innovation and youth-led solutions.Operating in 119 countries, with 64 million...

Royal Commission supports 12,000 pupils with STEM

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 is expanding its investment in ENTHUSE by funding three new ENTHUSE Partnerships.​The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 supports study and research in science, engineering, the built environment and design, focusing on raising the awareness of young people to the opportunities presented by...

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...

A year of partnerships and growth: new impact report released

Our mission is to improve lives through education, to ensure that every young person across the UK can access the world-leading STEM education they deserve.Partnership is fundamental to how we work at STEM Learning – openness to collaboration has enabled us to grow. The past year has seen extraordinary growth made possible by working with an ever-...

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