Successful business breakfast addresses diversity in STEM

Reverse mentoring, unconscious bias, harnessing diversity of thought, and the mantra ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ were all key points of a thought-provoking and animated discussion at our online business breakfast event ‘Improving Diversity & Inclusion in STEM Education and Careers’ in July.

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Rosalind Franklin - superhero with x-ray eyes

Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a STEM role model before STEM was even spoken about, continues to inspire a new generation of young people, having been immortalised on a 50p coin.

When we think of Notting Hill, West London, most would name the famous carnival, or the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts romcom. Few would mention the...

Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

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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...

Don’t miss the mathematics of games family day!

The National STEM Learning Centre is hosting a free family day, suitable for 7-14 year olds, to explore mathematics through fun and games. On Saturday 30 April 2016, take part in hands-on lectures, become a mathematics magician and visit our stands filled with games all related to mathematics. Think mathematics is just doing sums? Then this will...

STEM Learning and STEMNET – working together to secure the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the UK

In order to maximise the opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for all young people in the UK, the boards of STEM Learning Ltd and STEMNET are pleased to announce their intention to enter into merger discussions with a view to combining their operations by 1 August 2016.For more than a decade, both organisations...

I'm an engineer get me out of here!

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is a free, online event that gives your students the opportunity to interact and learn from real engineers. It’s an X Factor-style competition between engineers, with students as the judges.Students log in to the site and submit questions for the engineers to answer by the next day. Each question answered stays...

Education Minister promotes TIPS and TAPS placements!

Nick Gibb, Minister of Education, stated the value of our Teacher Industrial Partners' Scheme (TIPS) and Teacher Academic Placement Scheme (TAPS) as he answered a question prompted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in their Engineered in Britain report. IMechE are ENTHUSE partners and part funders of our...

Teacher CPD – which ‘type’ is most appropriate for you?

An evaluation of MEI’s wide-ranging CPD provision, presenters Stephen Lee and Bernard Murphy from MEI join us at our Using STEM research conference on 20-21 May 2016. Confused about which CPD to go for? This talk is the one for you!Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) is an independent charity, committed to improving mathematics education....

Toot Hill School wins the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

Yesterday, three students from Toot Hill School in Nottinghamshire won the Ultimate STEM Challenge competition at the Science Museum in London.The Ultimate STEM challenge aims to get young people excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, helping to encourage students to continue studying and perusing STEM...

BBC micro:bit delivery date confirmed for students

The BBC have been working hard to develop the BBC micro:bit, which will be delivered to Year 7 students across the UK. This project is the biggest BBC Education project in 30 years.Over the past few weeks, teachers have been receiving their own devices to use before they are delivered to their students. The BBC have said that the reaction they...

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