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East Midlands STEM Partnership Forum Event - STEM From Every Angle: 3 March 2010

by HannahB 21. January 2010 10:01


The East Midlands STEM Partnership is pleased to announce that preparations for the 6th Forum Event are currently underway. The title of this forum is ‘STEM From Every Angle’, taking place on 3 March 2010 (9.30am-2.00pm) at 3M Health Care Limited, Loughborough.

This event seeks to explore problem solving skills in the context of the region’s economic priority sectors – Transport Equipment, Food and Drink, Sustainable Construction and Healthcare and Bioscience. Problem solving skills are developed through the study of STEM subjects and delegates will be able to hear how the maths curriculum in particular, is changing and responding to this need.


Delegates will hear from Keynote Speaker Dr Bryan Jackson, Chairman of emda; Dave Smith, 3M; John Klee, 3M and Barbara Linton, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. More speakers to be announced shortly!   

More information and full agenda to be published shortly. 

To book your FREE place:

We look forward to seeing you there! 

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East Midlands STEM Partnership Christmas Update

by JenniferD 11. December 2009 16:32


As the end of the year draws closer, the East Midlands STEM Partnership Support Team would like to thank Partners for their continued support.  The Partnership reached its second birthday this year, and to date has come a long way, so far we have…

  • Held 5 Forum Events, attended by 446 partners
  • Recruited 190 STEM Student Journalists
  • Posted 91 blogs which have received 18 comments and 67 ratings

Latest News… 

  • Enriching the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow

The Forum Event at No 1 Nottingham Science Park in November was a great success, 122 delegates attended to listen to presentations from Sir Alan Jones, of Toyota and SEMTA, Kate Bellingham, National STEM Careers Co-ordinator and a host of East Midlands STEM employers, including, Siemens, NHS, 4energy and Easibind. 
If you missed out, presentations and photos can be viewed here.

  • STEM Student Journalist Awards 2009

The STEM Student Journalist Award announcement took place this week and the winners are:

  1. Best under 16 years Reporter – Liam Mullen, Trinity School, Nottingham
  2. Best over 16 years Reporter – Kayleigh Lawrence, University of Lincoln  
  3. Best Educational Institute – English Martyrs School, Leicester

All students who submitted a report has been sent a certificate, and all reports are live on the STEM Student Journalist student section of the website.  Congratulations to all!

2010 dates for your diary…

  • STEM Student Journalist Workshop, Thursday 11th February 2010

Venue: Derby College
Time: 9.15am - 1.00pm

The fifth STEM Student Journalist Workshop will be led by BBC Business Correspondent Rob Pittam, and BBC Camera Women Sarah Sheppard at Derby College.  Students will experience hands-on activities to equip them with the necessary skills to become an East Midlands STEM Student Journalist.  Visit for further information or to book your place.

  • East Midlands STEM Forum Event, Wednesday 3rd March

Venue: 3M, Loughborough
Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm

The sixth East Midlands STEM Partnership Forum Event is hosted by 3M Health Care Limited and will focus on mathematics.  Due to the location of the event, numbers are strictly limited to 75 so places will be booked on a first come, first serve basis.  Visit for more information or to book your place.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

East Midlands STEM Support Team


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Going green to grow scientists

by Guest Blogger 2. December 2009 15:20


A new website has been launched to help schools teach pupils about sustainable living and the key role that scientists and engineers will play in tackling the challenges of climate change.

The online resource – 3M Worldlywise ( – has been developed by the diversified technology company 3M, working with the Government-supported organisation STEMNET.

It is designed to boost young interest in studying the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths from GCSE to A-level and on to university.

Currently only 13 per cent of undergraduates are studying these subjects. And according to the Confederation of British Industry, this shortfall leaves two-thirds of UK businesses with recruitment difficulties.

The new initiative aims to reverse the trend by tapping into young people’s concern for the environment and inspiring them to find out more.

For more information

The launch is being backed by environmental campaigner Dick Strawbridge, the presenter of TV’s Scrapheap Challenge and author of It’s Not Easy Being Green.

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The views expressed in this Blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the East Midlands STEM Partnership, its partners or funders, including East Midlands Development Agency.


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