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Ryde Academy STEM Blog

For some inspiration and to see how we have trialled and refined embedding STEM into the curriculum, please feel free to visit the blog I have created. www.rydestem.wordpress.com 
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04 June 2018

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Maths Careers: Big Data Careers

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'Big Data Careers: An overview of a growth area for mathematical jobs' by Hazel Lewis.The resource collection includes a link to the full article, resources to explore large data sets in...
Publication date:
17 May 2018

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Numeracy

This STEM Learning resource collection aims to support STEM Ambassadors to highlight the top 10 employability skills to young people, with examples of activities and discussions to support young people to develop these skills in either school, college or other settings.  These two resources focus on numeracy.
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2010 to date

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Spacecraft structures engineer

This video presents Abbie Hutty, a spacecraft structures engineer who currently works on the X Mars Rover mission. Abbie emphasises the fact that it is a very sociable career, as it requires working with specialists from different departments. Abbie was inspired to become an engineer...
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2010 to date

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Physics Careers Posters

These resources are from the Institute of Physics and consist of a range of posters that illustrate physics-related careers. The posters cover a wide range of careers and include:Physicists Predict, Protect, Inspire and Save: Nicola Lang - geophysicist, Emma Sowter - medical physicist,  James...
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2010 to date

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Big changes by little things

Dr Tim Gabriel’s job involves making materials for batteries and solar cells which have tiny structures and shapes, allowing them to work more efficiently. He describes how his combined degree in chemistry and languages allowed him to spend a year in France. Tim also explains how his research career helped him to...
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2010 to date

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Naturally nosey

This careers case study describes the work of Social Sciences Researcher Dr Annie Tinsley. She describes her work at Caledonian University, where she is the lead researcher and with overall responsibility for coordinating the work, budgetary matters and publishing of papers and articles. Annie has worked on worked on...
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2010 to date

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Developing ideas

James Briscoe studies the highly structured development of the central nervous systems in embryos. For James, personal drive and self-motivation are key to success in science. A better understanding of the development of the spinal cord will shed light on diseased and damaged nervous systems, and the hope is that this...
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2010 to date

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Lowering anxiety

Emotional and behavioural disorders affect many millions of people across the world. Behavioural psychologists, like Dr Tom McAdams, are trying to identify family environmental factors that lead to anxiety disorders and depression. This case study describes how his research may help children whose parents experience...
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2010 to date

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Personal best

This case study describes how Steph Forrester became a senior lecturer in sports technology. Her research aims to support the development of better sports equipment for the user. ‘Better’ can mean helping an athlete achieve their personal best, providing greater comfort or allowing them to perform with greater safety...
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