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  1. STEM Student Journalists celebrated in regional Awards

    11 Dec 2008

    Schools and students have been successful in new regional awards designed to inspire the interest of East Midlands students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. The STEM Student Journalist project is funded by East Midlands Development Agency (emda), through the STEM partnership and allows students to use their natural interest in the media to explore themes in STEM subjects.

  2. England's pupils have been placed in the top 10 for science and maths in a global league table of achievement.

    10 Dec 2008

    The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (Timss) is a major four-yearly comparison of standards in primary and secondary schools. In tests in 2007, England's 10 and 14-year-olds were among the higher performers in more than 60 regions. But their enjoyment levels had fallen.

  3. Youngsters bring science to life

    10 Dec 2008

    SCIENCE has come alive for dozens of schoolchildren as part of a fun-filled activity week. Newhall Junior School, in Chestnut Avenue, is taking part in experiments all week as part of a science project.

  4. Fearless Loughborough pupils hope for STEM reporter award

    10 Dec 2008

    Two Garendon High School pupils who are taking part in a programme to promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills, have entered a 'news report' about juvenile fears for a regional media award. Chloe Freeman (12) and Natasha Rose (13) both STEM Student Journalists, will know if they have won a top prize on 10th December when the Awards are announced at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

  5. University of Leicester launches UK's first course on human space flight to be taught by NASA astronaut

    04 Dec 2008

    The first UK university course on human space flight to be taught by a NASA astronaut has been launched by the University of Leicester. The University of Leicester, which houses one of Europe’s foremost academic space research centres, has built equipment that has been used in space missions in every year since 1969.

  6. Energy Conservation Projects Announced

    04 Dec 2008

    Teams taking part in this year’s Go4SET scheme in the East Midlands received details of their energy conservation project at a launch event on Tuesday 18 November.

  7. Chemistry event highlights the diversity of careers and courses available to students

    02 Dec 2008

    Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Chemistry: The Next Generation staged their second biannual chemistry careers evening with almost 200 students attending, representing 18 different schools and colleges throughout the East Midlands.

  8. Know Chemistry Event Rockets to Success with Firework Fun!

    01 Dec 2008

    Pupils from five East Midlands schools took part in a day of chemistry lectures, workshops and quizzes designed to stimulate their interest in science. The event sponsored by Chemistry: The Next Generation was designed to get students to think about what life would be like without chemists and the discoveries they make with workshops and lectures provided by chemistry departments from the Universities of Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and industrial sponsor AstraZeneca.

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