Food: it’s not just cooking - it’s science

A graduate starting salary of around £24,000, opportunities for international travel, continuing professional development and hundreds of vacancies on offer – the chilled food sector has a lot to offer.

However, careers in the industry are often perceived as focusing on cooking, or being a chef, meaning the STEM...

Maths is everywhere

The International Day of Mathematics is celebrated across the world on 14 March.

The theme for 2020 is ‘Mathematics is everywhere’, encouraging schools to consider how mathematics is used across a wide range of professions, in the organisation of society and government, plus in everyday activities.

As a primary...

The Great Science Share for Schools

The Great Science Share for Schools (GSSfS) is an annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions with new audiences.

It’s a unique campaign that seeks to encourage children to take the lead in developing their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in...

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Winners of 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards visit CERN

Competition winners from across the UK recently enjoyed an exclusive visit to CERN in Switzerland.This unique opportunity was in recognition of the winners’ success at the 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards and included representatives from a wide range of STEM employers such as Siemens, Renishaw, Mott MacDonald, Raytheon UK, the Museum of Power and the...

ENTHUSE Celebration awards and STEM Inspiration awards are open for 2020

Our two awards programmes are now open for 2020, recognising those who go the extra mile to inspire young people to pursue STEM subjects.From 3 February, applications for both the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards and the STEM Inspiration Awards are open concurrently. Shortlisted candidates for both awards will be invited to a regional awards event in...

STEM Club Champions launching in your area

We’re excited to announce a four-year expansion initiative for our successful STEM Clubs programme. Funded by the Gatsby Foundation, the expansion will provide a comprehensive support package to help secondary state-maintained schools in England establish thriving and successful STEM subject clubs as part of their core STEM enrichment.From...

Engineering is a more desirable career for young people

More young people are considering a career in engineering, according to new research from EngineeringUK. The proportion of 16-to-19-year-olds who would consider a career in engineering has increased since 2016 from 37% to 45% in the annual Engineering Brand Monitor survey. The survey of more than 2,500 young people, 1,000 STEM secondary...

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...

Invent wearable tech to win £750

The deadline for the Ultimate STEM Challenge national competition is fast approaching so act now to give your pupils a chance of winning £750 and of working with real-life coders, designers and engineers to bring their ideas to life.The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge, in partnership with STEM Learning, is open to all young people aged 9-14 to design a...

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...

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly

STEM Learning and the National Centre for Computing Education took centre stage at the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’s Big Assembly in November.2019’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week took place 4-8 November, highlighting how engineering can be the career to fulfil young people’s dreams of rewarding careers tackling important issues facing society.At the...

Book your tickets to The Big Bang Fair 2020

Book your free tickets for The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, taking place on 11-14 March 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham.Give your students an opportunity to explore where their future can take them at the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people. This free event...

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