STEM Fortnightly Planner -15.03.21


Welcome to our fortnightly STEM blog post. Keep reading to find out more about exciting STEM developments across Scotland. Please feel free to share this post with colleagues and school partners.

My World of Work Live: Virtual Meet the Expert

As part of the My World of Work Live programme, SDS are offering virtual Meet the Expert sessions for young people.

Experts from a range of sectors are taking part in the 40-minute sessions where young people will get the chance to gain valuable insight to the role.

Here’s a list of what’s coming up:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Please pass this information on to colleagues and careers advisers in schools and encourage schools to join the live sessions.

If timetables don’t allow this, all sessions will be recorded and added to the My World of Work Live YouTube channel for viewing at a later date.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

Full details of all of the opportunities below can be found  at:

  1. New Online Partnerships offer:
  • – LfS Scotland recently co-delivered a webinar about this offer with the help of Education Scotland’s Digital Team  – you can view the recording here.
  • – More information about the Online Partnerships offer can be found here.
  • – This offer is ideal for schools who want to bring digital literacy to life by collaborating online on the big issues that shape our world.
  1. Take action on climate change in a Supported Partnership
  • – In November COP26 comes to Glasgow, and LfS Scotland has a great new offer for schools who want to collaborate locally and globally on climate change.
  • – This offer provides support and resources to help you learn about and take action on this vital issue.
  • – Helping  you find partner schools and  supporting you to work together on a short-term project during the coming summer term.
  •  – This offer is ideal for schools who just want support to collaborate with others without applying for funding.
  • Find out more and register your interest here by 22nd March.


NASA in Aberdeen: Humans Exploring Mars – Schools Presentation

As part of the NASA in Aberdeen series, TechFest joined with Aberdeen Science Centre and the Institute of Physics to hold an interesting NASA in Aberdeen: Humans Exploring Mars event last Friday which was a very informative presentation.

As we were unable to have our usual schools presentation this year, we would like you to view the video of the presentation and then submit questions to our presenter Tim Browett, of the IOP Scotland so that he can answer then in a second video along with his IOP colleague Alison McLure, which would then be accessible on YouTube as a class resource.

We have posted the recording from Friday on our You Tube channel for you to watch with your class and then submit your questions to us by email before 18.03.21.

Once you have viewed the video please help us to improve the event for next time by completing our online survey – please click here to complete our feedback survey 

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University of Strathclyde is offering a newly developed online course: Engineering Fundamentals 

This free course fully funded by SFC and taught exclusively online aims to provide an insight into studying engineering and an opportunity to develop skills relevant across different engineering disciplines.

Combining online materials developed by the highly acclaimed departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management and Civil and Environmental Engineering the course aims to contextualise what it means to be an engineer, the impact engineers have on the industry and environment around them and seeks to nurture and develop engineering habits of mind.

To find out more and/or enrol please click on the flyer below:

eng fundamentals flyer 15032021

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