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Trainee teacher? We are here to help

We recognise that it is a very challenging time for trainee teachers. You should be consolidating your skills and knowledge this term in a school environment, but instead you may be feeling under-equipped to start teaching in September.

At STEM Learning, we are determined to support you to develop your subject knowledge...

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Simple STEM activities to do at home: padlock challenge

I have quite a few friends across the country who are trying to entertain and educate their kids at home while at the same time keep them safe and happy. I wanted to help them but I wanted to create something a bit different, and a bit of a surprise. So I sent each of them a bag of sweet treats… but to eat them they first had to do...

Simple STEM activities at home for young children

Like most parents, I am new to home learning. Having two young children under the age of five, I really struggled to see how I could entertain them both and work at home at the same time. At STEM Learning, I work in communications, so I’m adept at juggling projects, new challenges and being creative, but this is another level...

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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...

What makes a good engineer?

Dan Lewin, Regional Network Lead, reveals what he learned at a recent Women in Engineering eventWhat qualities do you need to be a good engineer? The usual suspects spring to mind, such as curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and a collaborative spirit. None of these traits are related to gender, so it poses the questions: why are only 12% of...

Winners announced at the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019

STEM Learning is delighted to announce the winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019.The awards celebrate those extraordinary individuals and organisations who inspire young people to pursue science, ​technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Many of the winners are volunteers, passing on their own passion and expertise to students,...

Award for STEM Learning’s Natalie Cheung

STEM Learning’s very own London STEM Ambassador coordinator Natalie Cheung has been chosen as the winner of the Amy Johnson Inspiration Award by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) at the Caroline Haslett Lecture and Awards Ceremony event in London.The Amy Johnson Award honours individuals currently working in a non-engineering role who...

Get quizzical for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Use the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week ‘Meet the Future You’ quiz to show children and young people the future career options that are open to them.Meet the Future You quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identify different areas of engineering in which they might enjoy working in the future.By answering a series of lifestyle and...

Request a STEM Ambassador to support you with the bp Ultimate STEM Challenge

bp is calling on young inventors to create a new piece of wearable tech that will improve lives in the future.To help you bring this competition to life, you can request a STEM Ambassador to support you and your class in entering this year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge.STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds,...

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