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  1. New technology funding benefits business and education

    27 May 2009

    A project designed to inspire 14 – 19 year old students and benefit local businesses was officially launched at the East Midlands Conference Centre this week, attended by over 80 people from the education and business sector.

  2. GIREP-EPEC 2009 Call for papers

    22 May 2009

    You are invited to register for the international conference for physics teachers, educators and researchers to be held at the University of Leicester, UK, August 17 - 21, 2009.  The conference is sponsored by the International Research Group on Physics Teaching (GIREP), Physics Education Division of the European Physical Society and will incorporate the Physics Higher Education Conference 2009.

  3. Project tries to make science news interesting

    21 May 2009

    A former BBC journalist is working on new ways of reporting science. Brady Haran was speaking at a workshop organised by the East Midlands STEM Partnership. Mr Haran, who has recently left the BBC to work as a freelance, said he thought traditional TV reporting of science was “a little bit boring”.

  4. East Midlands science educators debate careers of the future

    13 May 2009

    “There is a real urgent need to ensure we have enough scientists and engineers to help solve the global challenges we are facing,” said Pat Morton, National Project Manager for the Government’s new careers project - STEM Subject Choice and Careers as she addressed the fourth emda-funded East Midlands STEM Partnership Forum on Wednesday 29 April 2009. “Young people are often unaware of the breadth of careers available that can lead from science and maths. We need them to be aware that maths and science can open doors, widen prospects and help survival of the planet! The STEM careers campaign aims to bring everyone together to maximise our impact.”

  5. Science media workshop for the YouTube generation

    05 May 2009

    A love of the media and a passion for science are driving more and more of the region’s students to sign-up to join the emda-funded STEM Student Journalists project as novice reporters. From blogs to Twitter, Facebook to YouTube, the region’s 11 – 22 year olds are being encouraged to tell everyone that science is cool, relevant to everyday life and can lead to a great career.

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