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Guidance Notes for Organisations Delivering STEM Ambassador Training

These guidance notes and associated Training Pack from the Department for Education, are designed for organisations to help STEM Ambassadors enhance their skills and enable them to become even more active in their local schools and communities.

After...

Work Related Learning Guide

Produced by the former Department for Children, Schools and Families, this work-related learning guide is aimed at young people and their parents or carers, employers, primary and secondary schools and colleges, and Education Business Partnership Organisations. The guide includes information on providing work-...

Developing Mathematical and Statistical Skills in the Engineering Workplace

A research report written by Kevin Golden for More Maths Grads which aimed to develop a market research led strategy for identifying opportunities for continuing professional development programmes involving mathematics and statistics within the workplace.

As a case study, this particular report uses the...

Electrical Safety

A Catalyst article about what causes faults in electrical appliances and the wiring installations in homes, and why people receive electric shocks. How regulations can reduce the risk of electrical faults and electric shocks is also examined together with the use of fuses, fuse wire and modern RCDs (residual...

Engineering - Careers

A Catalyst article about careers in the different branches of modern engineering. The article offers an alternative view of engineering focusing on problem solving and making the world a better place to live. Engineers can travel the world working in teams such is the demand for their expertise and much use is made...

Sportscience and Engineering in Education

This interactive resource explores the roles played by engineering, science and technology in today’s sports. The four modules are: Forces and motion (for students aged 9 to 11 and above); Sports shoe design (for students aged 11 to 14); How high will it fly? (for students aged 11-14); and Making waves (for...

The Continuum of Design Education for Engineering

This booklet examines the development of engineering expertise and makes recommendations on ways to harness, encourage, facilitate and reward it. Covering all Key Stages from Foundation Stage to post-16 and higher education, the booklet states the case for design and technology in schools to encourage an...

Evaluation of the Wellcome Trust Camden STEM Initiative

This report, published in March 2012 by the National Foundation for Educational Research,
presents the findings of an evaluation of the Wellcome Trust’s Camden Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative which provided funding to eight Camden schools to develop interdisciplinary...

Engineering UK Reports 2011-2013: the State of Engineering

These reports, from Engineering UK, look at the state of the engineering sector in the UK over periods of time. They investigate:

* Current topics, such as engineering in the low carbon economy and women in engineering
* Research and innovation in the engineering sector
* The size of the...

Investigation into Why the UK Has the Lowest Proportion of Female Engineers in the EU

This report, published in April 2011 by Engineering UK, compared the education systems in the UK, Ireland, Italy and Sweden to explore and understand why the UK has the lowest proportion of female engineering professionals across the EU states.

In order to determine if there are any successful national...

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