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.
STEM Grants update
£400,000 of new funding has been made available for professional learning to help deliver inspirational teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects across Scotland. Applications are now open and close on 24 May. Find out more and apply: bit.ly/STEMGrants2021
We are recruiting! Could you help build a #STEMnation as one of our Regional STEM Education Officers? We have an exciting 12 month secondment opportunity within @EducationScot #STEM Team. Closing date is 9 April. Apply here.
Geoscience outreach project
The University of Edinburgh and the Widening Participation team are holding a Geoscience outreach event.
Aimed at secondary school students aged between 15-17, the event will be a webinar where students will use existing knowledge to understand real world geoscience problems.
The webinar will take place on 9th April at 4pm.
Geoscience – A career you’ve never considered?
TechFest’s STEM Next Essay competition
STEM Next – an essay competition exploring the future of STEM research open to all S5 and S6 pupils. This is a solo project which will require independent research and writing.
FIVE ESSAY CATEGORIES:
1) Energy Transition
2) Applications of Mathematics
3) Medicine & Life Sciences
4) Technology & Computer Sciences
5) Food, Drink & Agriculture
Online tutorials and webinars (including guidance on essay writing, how to reference and networking seminars) will be available to competing students.
All essays will be eligible for CREST awards and prizes.
Students wishing to take part should register interest no later than 26/05/21.
Crest Discovery Day
A Discovery Day is an opportunity for learners aged 10-14 to learn about hands-on STEM projects. Primary and secondary learners can apply an open-ended, student-led project based learning approach with real world context to their STEM projects.
Teachers from eligible schools will take part in Teachers’ CPD training and online training on how to run a Discovery Day. The Discovery Days are to be run by the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Dates for your diary
World Earth Day 22 April
International Girls in ICT Day 25 April
Walk to School Week – 17 -21 May
Deaf Awareness Week – 4 -10 May