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Stephanie Kwolek - Polymer Chemist

Stephanie Kwolek invented the tough polymer Kevlar, used in protective clothing and developed a method for demonstrating the production of nylon in the classroom which is still used today.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.

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Astronomy - Careers

This Catalyst article investigates possible careers in astronomy and space science. It provides some information on a number of academic courses leading to an exciting career in astronomy; the article also lists places to visit for those with general interest in astronomy.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE...

A day in the life of UK space scientists and engineers

These videos provide an insight into the working lives of seven different space scientists and engineers in the UK. Each video has an associated file with suggested ideas of how you could use the videos in a lesson, posing questions to the students based on the videos and presenting ideas for research projects and...

Planning Higher Studies in Business? Consider These 4 Popular Degree Programs!

Business studies deal with major aspects of business operations and their application in a professional setting. This subject is relevant for students who seek higher education in the field of major areas of business. It primarily focuses on economics and management aspects of running a business that includes...

What is structural engineering? Structural engineering for beginners

This presentation provides a great introduction to the work of structural engineers. Created by the The Institution of Structural Engineers, it provides an overview of the types of activities undertaken by structural engineers, examples of the impact that they make on society and provides an overview of the types...

Give yourself the edge: How to do great employer engagement

This guide is for senior leaders and teachers in schools and colleges who would like to understand more about employer partnership. It looks at how to build a partnership with an employer, different levels of commitment that the partnership can take,  how to develop a partnership enabled culture and provides top...

Skills Builder Toolkit

The Skills Builder Toolkit draws together the best thinking and experience around building essential skills from educators, employers and other skills-building organisations. It turns skills that can often seem hazy into a consistent set of eight transferable skills:

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  • Presenting
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Making stars: fusion

”When you tell people you make stars for a living, their heads turn and their mouths open.” The video features Dr Kim Cave-Ayland who is a control engineer at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE). 

At CCFE they use a tokomak to create a plasma hot enough to fuse hydrogen.  They are working to create a...

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...

STEM Ambassador top tips

We've put together a series of top tip guidance and advice documents that aim to help you with creating and delivering activities:

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