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STEM in our region

The East Midlands is England’s fourth largest region, made up of the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

Covering an area of around 15,000km2 and with a population of more than four million, the East Midlands has a diverse and thriving economy and is home to world-renowned companies in sectors such as transport, electronics, engineering, pharmaceuticals, and food and drink.

The likes of Rolls-Royce, Boots, 3M Health Care, Siemens, Toyota and Bombardier have their headquarters and offices in the region, and these, like so many other organisations, rely on recruiting new talent with STEM skills for their future success.  

For this reason, the East Midlands is committed to supporting STEM development in our schools, colleges and world-class universities. Through this website, you can find a huge number of STEM projects and activities taking place throughout the region, plus support and resources for partners, educators, business and students.

To give you just a flavour of what’s happening in the East Midlands, follow the links below…

• bioKneX  
• Centre for Effective Learning in Science (CELS)
• GENIE (Genetics Education Networking for Innovation and Excellence)
• National Space Centre
• Nottingham Science City
• Rockingham Festival