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Pesticides and Food

In this SATIS Revisited resource, students examine data, perform a risk assessment, and see how risks are sometimes reported in the media. This unit focuses on the consumer and considers whether or not we should be concerned about any pesticide residues that may be found on fruit and vegetables. In the first activity...
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Nuclear Power Design Engineer: David Bennett

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador David Bennett, a design engineer at a nuclear power station. David's role is to ensure that any modifications made to the nuclear power plant improve safety and efficiency. He started work after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering...
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Sensory Design Executive: Jenny Tillotson

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador Jenny Tillotson, the Chief Executive Officer of Sensory Design and Technology Ltd. Jenny produces mood-enhancing clothes, jewellery and medical products. Reading science fiction novels set Jenny thinking about how the arts and science...
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Avionics Technician: Lee Betts

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador Lee Betts, an avionics technician with the RAF. Lee describes how new recruits undertake basic training, work in a front-line squadron and then undertake further specialists training. Lee's role involves fixing the radar, flight systems...
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Risk Management Coordinator: Ross Wattie

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador Ross Wattie, a risk management coordinator at an international integrated energy company. Ross is currently involved in risk modelling to simulate different scenarios and assess their possible impacts. He has also found that his language...
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Control Systems Engineer: Vicki Hodges

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador Vicki Hodges, an Attitude and Orbit Control Systems engineer working on a project to develop an unmanned spacecraft.Having joined the Astrium graduate scheme, Vicki has moved around the company and gained experience in a variety of different...
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Plants in Our Lives

In this topic, from the Association for Science Education, students learn about the many products obtained from local plants. The topic is designed to allow classes in schools across the world to exchange information about the ways in which their lives depend on plants. The topic also provides opportunities for...
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2000 - 2009

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Ros Brain

Ros Brain, Deputy Head Teacher in a primary school, recruited four STEM Ambassadors from STEMNET to bring alive the topic of poor sanitation for an activity day in her school. The children got involved in a range of practical and fun experiments which were relevant not only to the themes of problem solving,...
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Activity Case Study 6: Andrew Keen

In this STEMNET activity case study, Graduate Engineer Andrew Keen describes a 'real life' project that he designed for sixth formers which involved developing an engine component. The Fuel Systems Team of his company was so impressed with the project that it is now working on a prototype component. Andrew has...
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Activity Case Study 7: Caron Malone

This STEMNET activity case study describes the many activities that STEM Ambassador Caron Malone has been involved with. These include designing and making 'intelligent clothing' with primary school children, a Smart Energy workshop and careers day talks. Caron is particularly keen to involve more girls in STEM...
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