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The STEM Advisory Forum is an opportunity for all those interested in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to contribute their views on the STEM agenda. The views expressed on this website are used to help inform the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in taking forward the Government's STEM agenda.
In July 2009, the STEM Advisory Forum launched a discussion around STEM Role Models, looking at how role models can contribute to young people's positive perceptions of STEM and what employers look for in those they employ with STEM skills. In particular focussing on obtaining STEM Ambassadors views on the questions:
1. Is there anything you wish you had learnt, been told at school or college which would have helped prepare you better for your chosen career, study or work environment?
2. What do you think are the key messages about studying or working with STEM that we should be telling young people today?
You can find more information about these discussions on the STEM Advisory Forum website.
Rubbish Racers are a great, and easy activity to run with pupils. In addition, you can make them with materials that are easy to lay your hands on, and it allows for an easy competition between groups. Get them to make the racers using the instructions attached, then, blowing up the balloon using a balloon pump, have them see how far their car goes. The prize goes to the car that travels the furthest.
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Should international travel be banned in the face of swine flu? Should
life-saving drugs be withheld because they're too expensive? Should the
government ban alcohol? And do bacon sandwiches cause cancer?
Plus magazine (http://plus.maths.org) has tackled these and many other
questions with support from the Wellcome Trust, as part of a project
looking at the role of mathematics and statistics in the biomedical
sciences. In-depth articles, podcasts and classroom activities explore
issues around the maths of infectious diseases, evidence-based medicine,
genetics and maths in medical research. Find all the free resources at
Learn About OR is the Operational Research Society’s website packed with useful information about Operational Research (OR). It is aimed at 11-19 year olds, university students and teachers. It is designed to show that studying maths and other numerate subjects can lead to an exciting and varied career.
The site includes teaching resources, a video showing people using OR to solve real-world problems, a downloadable booklet describing how OR is used, and careers and degree course information.
These guidance notes and associated Training Pack have been developed through the STEM Subject Choice and Careers Project. They are designed for organisations to help STEM Ambassadors enhance their skills and enable them to become even more active in their local schools and communities. The emphasis within the training pack is on challenging myths and stereotypes and will also provide support for Ambassadors in encouraging the broadest spectrum of young people to consider careers in and from STEM subjects.
This Training Pack form part of the STEM Subject Choice and Careers Project. They are designed to help you enhance your skills and enable Ambassadors to become even more active in local schools and communities.
These materials will help STEM Ambassadors be more confident in advising young people about the benefits of choosing a career in STEM and also enable you to signpost them confidently to a range of information and guidance resources which can help them make informed career choices at crucial points in their lives. The emphasis within the training pack on challenging myths and stereotypes aims to support Ambassadors in encouraging the broadest spectrum of young people to consider careers in and from STEM subjects.