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Girls’ take-up of AS-level physics improves faster in SPN schools

Progression to AS-level physics among girls is increasing at double the rate in schools that are part of the Institute’s Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) compared to non-SPN schools.In 2013/14, schools that joined the project in the previous year saw girls’ progression to AS physics go up by 7.6%, compared to just 3....

BLOODHOUND SSC World Debut

The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will make its World Debut this weekend at Canary Wharf, which will include an amazing display of engineering, driving simulators and support vehicles on show. It is a two-day free public event taking place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September. The 135,000 thrust hp land speed racer...

The Royal Institution has opened a mathematics grant scheme for UK schools

Grant scheme for enriching mathematics teaching now open!The Royal Institution and the Clothworkers’ Foundation are offering UK schools grants of up to £500 to host a show, talk, workshop, challenge or other mathematics activity to supplement their students' classroom activities. Grants of up to £500 are being...

S-Lab Conference at the University of Leeds

2015 S-Lab conference highlights global best practice in laboratory design, operation and managementThe 2015 Supporting World Class Science Conference will be held at the University of Leeds on September 16-17. Highlights include:a keynote entitled ‘Is science facilities management rocket science?' by Kim...

We are recruiting for regional coordinators

HEaTED are now looking for new regional coordinators to join our team in the following areas:East and South East EnglandNorth West EnglandLondonYour role would be to help us continue provision of high quality support for the professional development of this key workforce.  The coordinator would be an advocate and...

The Institute of Science & Technology one day Technical Conference 2015

Join the IST in Leeds this SeptemberThe IST is the professional body for technicians, specialists and technical managers.  Their Conference, on the 10 September 2015 in Leeds, is specifically tailored to the technical community, with something in the programme for everyone. It is a great opportunity to learn...

Designer’s Fiesta 2015 – learn, meet, party

Join Academy Class at Designer’s Fiesta this September 18th.Now in its 6th year, Designer’s Fiesta is a celebration of design and technology in the world’s creative capital: London. This year will feature over 25 talks on the latest design trends and topics, delivered by over 15 well known and influential...

BBSRC survey of non-faculty researchers and technicians

BBSRC is seeking your help in gathering both information and views from non-faculty researchers performing essential research and research support roles. These staff are involved in activities such as (but not restricted to):operation and development of instrumentationsupport for and development of softwaresupport for...

IST announces Helen Sharman OBE as new President

The Institute of Science & Technology has just announced the appointment of Dr Helen Sharman OBE as their new President. Helen will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the IST team and to the technical community at large. Helen started her career with a degree in chemistry from the University of...

New activity providers needed – can you help?

We’re currently looking for some new CPD activity providers to deliver a number of our courses. Do you yourself, or do you know of anyone who delivers training in these areas? Would you be willing to work with us to deliver these courses to our members?Research fluorescence microscopesThis course is for those who have...

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