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How hearing from and meeting STEM Ambassadors can send a truly positive message to young people right now.

“My mom always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” 

This famous quote from the film Forrest Gump attempts to dispense...

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You can’t be what you can’t see

We rely on role models to provide inspirational examples and stories to fuel our STEM career aspirations. This is especially important for under-represented groups where we have excellent visible role models, but they are not always in the limelight.

As a civil engineer, I feel there are huge misconceptions about STEM...

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Broadening horizons through placements

Sophie, a biology student at the University of York, shares how her 12-month internship with STEM Learning has helped to hone her skills, gain hands-on experience and broaden her horizons.

Experiencing things first-hand helps me to decide my next steps. For example, in sixth form, medicine was my main...

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Our insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

Who is your design and technology hero?

What are the products that have changed our lives? What are the technologies that have had the greatest impacts on society and industry?If you have an answer to any of those questions, support the Design and Technology Heroes campaign by using #DandTHeroes and sending a picture of your person, product or object to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook....

Could your students be the experts to cure cancer?

Cancer research is one of many of the University of Glasgow’s focuses. Using the latest technology and research, the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science (MVLS) recently developed a drug that targets critical proteins and kills Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia cells.The results from their research also has potential for other cancers such as...

Applications for Science on Stage 2017 now open

Science on Stage is a large European educational fair which will be held in Hungary on 29 June – 2 July 2017 and applications for Science on Stage UK are currently open.This festival in Hungary provides teachers of STEM subjects with the opportunity to present a project or experiment that they have been involved in and to share their ideas with...

Founding Director of the National STEM Learning Centre receives honorary degree

STEM Learning are delighted to announce that Professor Sir John Holman was one of 13 people to receive an honorary degree from the University of York last week. These 13 received honorary doctorates at the Universities graduation ceremonies, which took place on 13, 14 and 15 July.Honorary degrees are given to those who have made a significant...

Online design and technology CPD for the summer

For anyone with a spare few minutes over the summer, here are some free online courses that the design and technology STEM Learning team are planning to try out. Why not join us?Innovation: the fashion industryThis CPD is designed by the University of Leeds, in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Discover how M&S drives innovation, bringing...

College of Teaching look to appoint eight classroom teachers as trustees

The College of Teaching, the new independent and voluntary body for the teaching profession, is seeking to appoint eight classroom teachers to join its governing body as trustees from the Autumn term.The appointed teachers will be involved in leading and governing the organisation as the College prepares to open membership to teachers...

Sign up to be the first to know about BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge!

BP will be launching the Ultimate STEM Challenge for a third year on 1 September 2016.The competition invites students aged 11 to 14 across the UK to solve real-world challenges and compete for some exciting new prizes!Past challenges have been very successful with many students coming up with some amazing ideas and solutions. You can...

Using STEM research conference

Thank you to everyone who made our recent conference, Using STEM Research, a success. The conference featured a series of discussions and workshops based on papers submitted by academics and researchers and school ‘case studies’ provided by teacher participants interested in STEM education and research.It was a hugely useful and enjoyable...

Can you connect the unconnected?

Cisco is inviting schools to take part in the Little BIG Awards to let them know how you think your life could be made better by connecting everyday things together.The award is a STEM-based challenge run by Cisco in collaboration with the STEM Ambassador programme. It is aimed at 11-14 year-olds in schools across the UK, who are invited to...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards rewards exceptional contributions to science education

The winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2016 were announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London.The ENTHUSE Awards recognise outstanding teaching professionals and the effect they have on their pupils, their colleagues and the wider school. Seven teachers and technicians, who have all had a significant impact on the...


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