Your guide to key STEM events in the region and throughout the UK.
The region-wide innovation festival in 2010 is going to build on the successes of 2009 and demonstrate the progress being made in making our region a proud, innovative place for business, research and the wider community.
Two national art and PSHE education-based competitions for schools across England have been set up, in the run-up to My Money Week 2010: My Money, My Community for primary pupils, My Money Values for secondary pupils.
Primary school children will design a coin using their own local community as inspiration. Regional runners-up will receive Nintendo DS players, £1,000 cash for their school, a children’s art book and a framed certificate. The overall winner will also receive a special prize from the Royal Mint.
Secondary pupils in key stages 3 and 4 will be invited to express what money means to them by producing a piece of art in any 2D or 3D format. Five regional winners will receive an iPod Touch, £1,000 cash for their school, a visit to the school from a local artist, £50 art shop vouchers and a framed certificate and the overall winner will win the same along with a digital camera.
The competition coincides with the second year of My Money, a £10 million DCSF investment to deliver personal finance education in schools from the ages of 4 to 19 years. My Money Week takes place from 28 June – 4 July 2010 and the competition is open until 2 April 2010
This residential course for teams of four able Year 10 students and a member of staff is being run again this year. The intention is for the youngsters (and staff) to have fun with the physics in the trips, visits, workshops and team challenges which run throughout the programme, and this experience might further encourage them to consider continuing with physics beyond GCSE. There’s a framework of great visits and activities planned, and some undergraduates and 6th form physics students to help. Cost is £30 per student, teacher- free (actual cost is over £275 per student). This year there is capacity for 12 school teams.
Details of last year’s ‘Extreme’ are at: http://www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/Academic/Departments/Physics/Extreme_Physics
This year, we are hoping to bring together the creative ideas, resources and experiences of participants from both Come Alive with Science, 2010 and this years' STEM Fluency Lab participants at a sharing event in Nottingham on April 16th.
The event will be a fantastic opportunity to build both new and existing relationships, develop new ideas, both with teachers and practitioners, and learn a little more about other strands of the Ignition* programme.
Please contact if you would like to find out more, or confirm your attendance at the event.
Celebration event for the Engineering Education Scheme for 2009/10 in the East Midlands. EES is an EDT Programme which links teams of four Year 12 students and their teacher with local companies to work on real, scientific, engineering and technological problems.
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
A free, fun and interactive day for all ages and interests, with hands on workshops, campus tours, engaging demo's and topical discussions from various departments at the University, alongside dance, music and sport displays.
To find out more about this event, contact:
A three day residential conference showing how space can be used as a context for curriculum learning in all science subject areas. A mixture of lectures and hands-on workshops plus a chance to visit the National Space Centre.