Engineering and computing

What has engineering got to do with computing?

Engineering offers different ways of learning in computing, from problem-solving techniques to systems for managing code development. There are also many, many routes into engineering and technical careers open to students interested in computing.

Britain needs engineers. With around 25% of GDP being generated in...

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Growing up, my father and brother were both engineers, so we were always having fun designing, building and fixing things. When I came to choosing a career, I wanted one that I would enjoy and be good at, that would be useful to society, something practical and creative but also challenging. Engineering was really my only...

Computing newbies: dive right in!

This September, lots of you will be diving into computing at the deep end. Don’t worry, there’s tonnes of help available to stay afloat.

As computing continues to replace ICT in secondary schools across the country, some of you will be teaching computing for the first time in the new academic year. This...

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STEM Learning magazines

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

Latest edition of Catalyst magazine published

With articles on dark matter, manta rays and terra forming, this term’s edition is bound to make you and your students say ‘wow!’Aimed at 14-19 year olds, Catalyst magazine is packed with engaging, issue-led articles written by leading academics. It comes with a handy set of teacher’s notes, so that you can bring the articles alive in the...

Royal Academy of Engineering launches new campaign to tackle engineering shortage

The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched This is Engineering, an unparalleled multi-year perception change campaign that seeks to rebrand engineering for young people, and their influencers, to encourage them to take up careers in engineering.Engineering is at the cutting edge: from robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, to...

Final call for secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

Deadline for applications extended: 5pm on 14 February 2018Open to all state-funded secondary schools, the Polar Explorer grant award is for those wishing to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary. The award of £2,500, focuses on the following four areas:science leadershipquality of collaboration between science...

Applications open for the Autodesk Design School!

Are your students ready for the future of design and making?Applications are now open for a newly developed teacher CPD with a world leader in 3D design and engineering software, Autodesk.We’re working together this summer term to run a unique, bursary funded training event that will explore how digital design and manufacturing tools can be used...

Engineering the future: MACH 2018

MACH 2018 will be showcasing the technologies of over 600 exhibitors 09th – 13th April and the NEC Birmingham. If you and your students work with machinery MACH is a great place to get a feel for what manufacturing is all about.The show has an Education & Development Zone specifically designed for students aged 11–19, featuring companies and...

Welcome to your new dashboard!

You may have noticed some changes to your dashboard when you sign in to your account. We have developed a fantastic new platform to give you better access to all your activities, CPD and resources.This new dashboard now also makes accessing a STEM Ambassador even easier. It is focussed around self-service, meaning you can get STEM Ambassador...

Classroom displays competition: get creative and inspire others

Our ever-popular classroom displays competition has returned!Taking place termly, our classroom displays competition allows you to share photos of the classroom displays you are most proud of. Six winners are chosen each term, who will each receive £50 worth of vouchers.Not only does this competition let you share your own classroom displays, it...

Extended Little Big Futures resources launched

We have recently launched our Little Big Futures programme in collaboration with Cisco.The aim of the programme is to get students thinking about the Internet of Things and how to improve our lives by connecting everyday objects.You may have already used our free, one-hour lesson plans – well get ready to take it to the next level!We have now...

Sumaze! wins three stars at Tech for Teachers Awards 2018

MEI’s free problem-solving app, Sumaze!, has been awarded three stars at the Tech for Teachers Awards 2018.Tech for Teachers is an annual awards scheme, launched in 2017 by the publishers of Technology and Innovation and Teach Secondary magazines, aimed at identifying the very best classroom innovations in seven, curriculum-linked categories.Only...

Celebrating STEM Clubs

We are excited to announce the launch of our new STEM Clubs programme material this February.The UK STEM Clubs programme, a national initiative led by STEM Learning, can support schools, employers, youth groups and colleges to take the next step; whether that’s establishing a new Club or reinvigorating an existing one. We have developed...

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