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This poster describes four people in four different companies who all work together to produce an innovative flood defence system. To manufacture the produce requires the collaboration of designers, engineers, materials specialist and accountants. Each describes their jobs and how they became involved in the...

Cambridge Silicon Radio

This poster shows how STEM industries offer many exciting career opportunities. It features five electronics and engineering specialists working in the telecommunications industry. They develop a range of technology such as Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.

The roles featured include:
* head of engineering...

Brompton Bicycle

This poster introduces five young people involved in the design, assembly and sale of innovative folding bicycles. The poster illustrates how STEM subjects can open career choices and also the variety of skills needed in an innovative modern company.

The featured employees include:
* product designer...

Plant Power: Epigenetics - The Hidden Secrets of Inheritance

Most current theories of adaptation and evolution are based on an organism’s inflexible genetic inheritance, where variation depends on chance mutations to the DNA sequence. Now, biologists studying epigenetics are trying to uncover the roles of this more flexible system.

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,  ...

DNA replication and the cell cycle

A poster or handout showing semi-conservative DNA replication, the cell cycle and the stages of mitosis.

Epigenetics article

This article looks at epigenetics in plants.

Rooted to the spot, plants cannot run away from problems.  Instead, they adjust their growth and metabolism to cope. So, exposed to strong winds, plants grow shorter, broader stems and smaller leaves; or if temperatures approach freezing, many plants synthesise ‘...

O.R. Society in schools

O.R. is the science of better decision-making and this scheme encourages school-age students to grasp the real-life applications of mathematics.
These free sessions from the O.R. Society excite interest in STEM, get students to consider careers in analytics and help them see the world in a new way.

The apprentice

This Core Maths activity is based on the television programme ‘The Apprentice’ and was written by Core Maths students and their tutor. Examples of student work is also included.

The Apprentice: Guidance

The guide explains how the task was created and introduces the activity, including...

The Royal Society of Chemistry Posters

From the Royal Society of Chemistry, these posters illustrate some of the science careers available to students, for example: food scientist, analytical chemist, formulation scientist, materials scientist and chemist. Bright and stimulating, they make students think about science areas such as pharmaceuticals,...


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