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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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STEMtech to host third annual conference in June

The third annual STEMtech Conference and Showcase - Skilled for Success - will be taking place on 13-14 June 2016. Designed to support the development and advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, this event works with industry partners to ensure young people develop the skills needed for the future. ...

Full programme confirmed!

We have just confirmed our programme of events for our Using STEM research conference.Held at the National STEM Learning Centre in York from 20 May 2016, we’re proud to be hosting our second conference on using STEM research and evidence-based practice. If you want to feel more comfortable using research in the classroom or if you’ve got some...

How fast can your micro:bit travel?

BLOODHOUND SSC is a UK designed and built car that is aiming to break the 1000mph barrier and set a new land speed record.This summer term, the BLOODHOUND Project is using its world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.School teams across...

Special offer for our latest online CPD activity

 Teaching the new science curriculum: physics - we’ve teamed up with the people at TES to bring you the latest practices on teaching physics at key stage 4 for non-specialists and newly qualified teachers.Covering the main areas of physics such as energy and radiation, our own Adam Little (Professional development leader for physics)...

Develop local partnerships with the ENTHUSE Partnership Award

Applications for the ENTHUSE Partnership Awards are currently open and we are taking expressions of interest from new schools wishing to apply to become an ENTHUSE Partnership.The ENTHUSE Partnership Award is a grant of £12,000 for groups of between four and eight schools located in England, wishing to work together to address local issues in STEM...

IMechE release new report on engineering education

According to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), a major rethink about the role of schools and colleges is needed to promote engineering.Supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IMechE’s report 'Big Ideas: the future of engineering in schools' represents the view of leading engineering education...

Get involved in The Bright Ideas Challenge

Shell are inviting students from across Great Britain to participate in The Bright Ideas Challenge. As part of their ongoing support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, Shell have launched a brand new challenge for 11-14 year old students to get involved in.This cross-curricular schools competition is based around...

Maths Careers Poster Competition

Students in years 7 to 13 are invited to enter the Maths Careers Visualising Data Poster Competition. Students have to collect their own data or obtain data from the internet to produce a poster that uses data visuals to tell a story.The winning posters from students in each category will receive an Android tablet. There will also be ‘highly...

BP investigate the STEM skills gap with a new research and development project

BP have partnered with the Science Museum and King’s College London in a five year research and development project called Enterprising Science. Enterprising Science researched why there is a skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and what can be done to close it. The research coined a new term: science capital. Science...

Jonathan Haslam gives us a snippet on his conference talk

Presenting at our Using STEM research conference, Jonathan Haslam provides us with STEM specific case studies on evidence-based teaching and applying research findings to enhance teaching and learning of STEM subjects. Jonathan is the Manager of Dissemination for the Institute of Effective education. Titled ‘Evidence for the frontline: more...


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