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To infinity and beyond – moonshots that are changing the world

When John F Kennedy declared in 1962 that America would go to the moon, he created the first ‘moonshot’.50 years on, the term moonshot is now a metaphor, describing projects that endeavour to solve the monumental problems of the world. Famine, climate change, extreme poverty, illness and disease – these are huge problems that affect millions of people and...

STEM Ambassadors: engaging students with careers in design and technology

STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free-of-charge resource for teachers and others engaging with young people in and outside of the classroom. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate their value in life and careers.A teacher's viewWe asked Tessa Samuel, design and technology teacher at ...

Hearing is believing for an acoustics specialist at Atkins

Vicky Stewart is an acoustics specialist and STEM Ambassador at Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We chatted to her about her role in inspiring young people to pursue STEM subjects, and how this has benefited her and her career.  What is the benefit for you being...

Inspiring the next generation with the world and wonder of science

Bethan Cornell MPhys (Hons) is a PhD Student in Physics at King's College London and a STEM Ambassador. Over the last year, she has delivered career talks for young people and supported their development of employability skills.She is motivated to volunteer due to her frustrations about the stereotypes that exist in society about scientists. Bethan says, “...

The importance of coding for the future

The digital jobs market continues to develop at a rapid rate, with each year more skilled coders in demand.An increasingly sought after aptitude, computer programming skills have become the responsibility of the educator, and not only in higher education. Primary schools and nurseries are key to influencing the next generation of professionals by igniting...

How businesses can inspire young people and close the STEM skills gap

My first day of work was on my 22nd birthday. I remember taking the tube during rush hour and arriving at swanky offices, ready to be an engineer.Ever since that day, I have always loved what I do. The last 11 years of my career have involved working with people, solving problems creatively and seeing the real product of my designs.But sadly this is an...

Every day should be National Women in Engineering day – because it is!

Tuesday 23 June was the second National Women in Engineering Day and, by all accounts, a resounding success – as long as, that is, you knew it was taking place in the first instance.OK – a world record for a gathering of female engineers was broken in Horseguards Parade, and Women’s Hour featured it, but as I announced it to a roomful of committed Heads of...

Top tips for making students' job applications stand out from the crowd

Supporting students with applying for jobs can be a challenge. To help, Kayleigh Rivett, support worker at The University of Portsmouth (and former science teacher), shares her experiences and gives some top tips to ensure that students’ applications stand out from the crowd.There are so many aspects to writing job applications, CVs and covering letters. So...

National Coding Week: if I had a time machine…

On day 5 of #nationalcodingweek, expert computing teachers share the one piece of advice they would give to their former selves before teaching coding for the first time.Two Computing at School leaders agree on their key time-travel message. Lecturer Miles Berry suggests you should “Make more time for reading code” to improve understanding. Sue...

Is coding an enigma?

To celebrate National Coding Week, we chatted to the development team at Code Enigma who shared some of their favourite coding tips.Don’t crystal ball. In other words don’t try and guess every possible improvement your client might need. If you prefer that as an acronym, YAGNI (you aren’t going to need it).Build the simplest thing that works or if you...

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