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Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

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Embedding employability skills and engaging students in STEM

How can we better integrate employability skills into science teaching? Sarah Longshaw, our Lead at the Cheshire & The Wirral Science Learning Partnership (SLP), looks at how one school in their area got Year 9 and 10 students enthusiastic to explore STEM careers.

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One small step to make a difference

Tamasin Greenough Graham, the STEM Ambassador Hub Manager for the Transpennine Hub, reflects on the singular moments that can kickstart a life-long love of STEM.

When we think about how to inspire young people to consider careers in STEM, our thoughts naturally turn towards our own experiences –...

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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,...

£500 grants to support STEM enrichment activities

The Royal Institution’s STEM enrichment and enhancement grant scheme is now open for entries.Grants of up to £500 are available for schools to experience a science, technology, engineering or mathematics activity selected from the STEM Directory.The STEM Directory is a database of enhancement and enrichment opportunities open to schools and...

STEM Inspiration Awards 2019: shortlist announced

We are very pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards.Awarded by STEM Learning and sponsored by UK Research and Innovation, the STEM Inspiration Awards celebrate outstanding individuals and organisations who inspire young people to pursue STEM subjects throughout education and into STEM careers.The winner of each...

Engineering a better world

Engineers in all sectors are working to make the world a better place so this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, 4-8 November, will be focusing on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing.Now in its seventh year, the week, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to...

School Astronomy Club names one of Jupiter's new moon

Lanivet School’s Astronomy Club, run by STEM Ambassadors Emma Hugo and Carol Miller, has won a contest to name one of Jupiter’s newly discovered Moons.In July 2018, astronomers announced the discovery of 12 new moons of Jupiter, bringing the total number to 79, more than any other planet in the Solar System. To offer the public a chance to get...

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