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.
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.
24 Nov 2008
New advertising and mobile phone campaign shows teenagers the best jobs they can get through taking science and maths The DCSF today (Friday 21 November) launched a new cinema advert and mobile phone promotion as part its multi million pound advertising campaign, encouraging teenagers to land themselves an enviable career in the future – by choosing to study science and maths at A level. The campaign will run in over 100 cinemas across England and is part of the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ Science and Maths campaign to encourage more teenagers to take science and mathematics subjects at A level.
21 Nov 2008
Nearly 500 pupils from across the county gathered in Whittle Hall at RAF Cranwell, near Sleaford to attend the annual Sir Isaac Newton Schools Lecture, this year presented by the television personality Dick Strawbridge and entitled 'Going Green'.
18 Nov 2008
Developing STEM in the East Midlands – The Race to the TopFriday 28th November 2008, Rolls-Royce plc, Derby Rising enrolment numbers for maths and physics teacher training testify to the potential popularity science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) could enjoy in the future. As business, educationalists, and regional government representatives gather in Derby on 28th November for the third East Midlands STEM Partnership Forum, the debate will centre on how this training momentum can be maintained and how the emerging students can be supported in their desire to pursue STEM careers.
14 Nov 2008
It started out as an investigation for a science lesson – but the results were something altogether more significant. After all, it cannot be every day that work done by a group of teenagers in Hinckley is used for scientific analysis around the world. The A-level geology students at the town's John Cleveland College made some of the world's best recordings of huge aftershocks following last month's earthquake in Pakistan.
04 Nov 2008
Leading UK Scientists back Ambassadors programme to inspire future generations and stop the STEM skills shortage. Scientists and engineers working in the UK today think that the need to tackle climate change is the biggest single challenge they and their peers around the world face in the next decade, according to a new survey published today (17 October).
30 Oct 2008
Next month the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) funded Space Academy will be asking that very question to 230 sixth form students from across the East Midlands as they attend CareersFest 2008 at the National Space Centre on the 7 November.