STEM Clubs Week

STEM Clubs Week is a free, virtual event that is a week-long celebration of STEM Clubs across the country. This annual event supports club leaders and educators in developing existing clubs, or setting up new clubs, as well as offering young people the chance to meet STEM industry professionals and learn about STEM careers.

 

STEM Clubs Week 2021 took place on 21 – 25 June 2021, with a theme of Sport and Exercise. Throughout the week, young people were inspired by our exciting timetable of virtual sessions, including talks, fun challenges, webinars - plus an exciting competition!

 

You can catch up on all the videos from STEM Clubs Week 2021 on the STEM Learning YouTube channel.

 

 
 

The STEM Clubs Week 2021 daily topics

During STEM Clubs Week 2021, we focused on four daily topics:

  • Technology, performance analysis and match stats
  • Health, wellbeing and sport psychology
  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics
  • Challenges and competitions

 

The STEM Clubs Week 2021 timetable

Simply click the links below to catch up on our sessions from STEM Clubs Week 2021, delivered by an exciting range of STEM professionals and partners!

 

Monday 21 June

9am

10am

11am

12pm

1pm

2pm

3pm

4pm

Technology, performance analysis and match stats

Welcome and introduction to the topic and sessions of the day by STEM Crew

STEM Crew and the America's Cup session, featuring performance and data analysis team leader James Roche

STEM Crew and the America's Cup session, featuring designer Ollie Pendleton

Case study: How I ran a STEM Club during the pandemic -Paul's Zoom Science Club

STEM Crew and the America's Cup session, featuring control systems and software team leader Will Bakewell

Dr Jo's STEM Club activity: Neuroscience and sporting performance

 

STEM Club Workshop: How to be successful and thriving

Session 1

Tuesday 22 June

9am

10am

11am

12pm

1pm

2pm

3pm

4pm

Health, wellbeing and sport psychology

Welcome and introduction to the topic and sessions of the day

 

British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists session, featuring Annabelle Davis, tennis scholarship undergraduate at University of North Florida

Case study - How I ran a STEM Club during the pandemic -Amazelab

STEM Ambassador session with nutritional counsellor at Unicare Steffensrud, Kaia Fagarheim

STEM Ambassador session with 'Fear in sport psychology' by Stuart Priest

 

STEM Club Workshop: Getting started

Session 1

Wednesday 23 June

9am

10am

11am

12pm

1pm

2pm

3pm

4pm

Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics

Welcome and introduction to the topic and sessions of the day by the English Institute of Sport

English Institute of Sport session with biomechanist Dr Cat Shin

Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute session with lecturer Dr Aimée Mears

Case study - How I ran a STEM Club during the pandemic -Walton Priory Middle School

English Institute of Sport session with senior biomechanist and performance analyst, British Gymnastics, Dr Claire Williams

Derbyshire County Cricket Club session with strength and conditioning coach, Dr Jonty Norris

STEM Ambassador session with Jack Talbot from the exercise physiology laboratory at Cardiff University

 

Thursday 24 June

9am

10am

11am

12pm

1pm

2pm

3pm

4pm

Challenges and competitions

Welcome and introduction to the topic and sessions of the day

Mission X: train like an astronaut - ESA and ESERO-UK

 

Case study - How I ran a STEM Club during the pandemic - Dr Jo Science Solutions

 

Case study - Greenpower IET Formula Goblin Challenge with Egglescliffe School

   

Friday 25 June

9am

10am

11am

12pm

1pm

2pm

3pm

4pm

Live prize announcements

STEM Clubs Week competition winners announced!

STEM Club Workshop: Getting started

Session 2

 

STEM Clubs Week activities

We also put together a special STEM Clubs Week 2021 activity guide, featuring activities suitable for primary and secondary ages.

Download the STEM Clubs Week 2021 activity guide