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Born to Engineer - Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson is a computer engineer working at Queen Mary, University of London on music signal processing. 

He has engineered a software package that allows bands to drive the tempo of their music to the response of the crowd and still keep their layered backing tracks in time with the beat. This film...

Born to engineer - George Edwards

While studying in his final year at the Kings School Canterbury, George Edwards has taken what started out as a AS-level project and taken it from conception through to a fully functioning manufactured product. 

He has won a number of national design competitions and international companies are looking to...

Women in Science - a historical perspective

This is an article which I wrote and was published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on their website. It addresses gender equality by describing the amazing achievements of women who pursued careers in science despite many obstacles which they had to overcome.

My article challenges the stereotype that...

STEM for Greenpower Racing

This resource shows how the topics students study at A Level are used to understand and improve the performance of their Greenpower car, and is the key learning outcome.

Where STEM Can Take You

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this entertaining video clip takes the form of an animated rap which describes a range of career opportunities open to students with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). It makes a good introduction to a session offering careers advice and guidance by...

Virtual STEM Careers Fair 2019

At Springpod, we are transforming the way employers and students interact. The STEM Virtual Careers Fair is part of our continued commitment to encourage top employers from the world of Science, Technology and Engineering to engage with talented...

Get Girls into STEM, Tips for Careers Leaders

A few months back, we took to the keyboard to write a blog post on tips and resources for schools to help encourage girls into the world of science, technology, engineering and maths. The blog post kind of hit it off online, so in the interest of the people we have written a bigger, bolder...

Programable Logic Controllers [PLCs]

Industrial processes rely on PLCs to control everything from water treatment to nuclear power stations. Our organisation uses hardware rigs to assemble, measure and check components and allows candidates to watch the programs being excicuted and observe the results of making changes to the code.

See the rigs...

Career Clips: Energy Efficiency and Architecture

From the Institute of Physics, this six minute film showcases the use of physics in the design of energy-efficient buildings. It follows the work of an architect's office and shows how an understanding of heat transfer and thermal insulation is applied in the design of modern buildings. In addition to illustrating...

Your career in cancer research

This booklet provides useful information on a variety of routes into a career in cancer research including the fields of mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, medicine and non-research roles.

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