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National Science and Engineering Week STEM Student Journalist Competition Deadline...Friday 16 April

by HannahB 6. April 2010 14:19

 

The National Science and Engineering Week STEM Student Journalist Competition deadline is only 10 days away... Friday 16 April!

Student Journalists can submit reports relating to events and activities which took place during National Science and Engineering Week (12 -21 March 2010). With the opportunity to win an iPod Nano for winning reports!

Further details about the competition and terms and conditions can be found at https://emstempartnership.org.uk/nsew . Please submit all reports to Hannah Benson at or 0115 984 7021, or contact Hannah with any questions you have.

.... There's still time to submit your reports, so get writing!!

Competition winners will be annouced week commencing 26 April.

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BBC Journalist and Camerawoman Champion STEM Student Journalist Workshop, 11 February 2010.

by HannahB 18. February 2010 10:29

The fifth regional East Midlands STEM Student Journalist Workshop took place last Thursday 11 February.  Hosted at the Roundhouse, part of Derby College, the half day interactive workshop was led by BBC Business Correspondent Rob Pittam and BBC News Camerawoman Sara Shepherd.  The event was a great success with Rob and Sara giving students an insight into their jobs and the world of journalism.

Later in the day, students enthusiastically took part in a news room simulation activity where they adopted the roles of editors, sub editors and reporters, looking at STEM related press releases on topics such as climate change, developments in sports science, the ‘toyota’ issue in the world of engineering and technological advancements at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, giving students a taste of what it is like to come up with a news agenda and cope with a running story. The day concluded with the opportunity for students to ask Rob and Sara questions.

The workshop was attended by over 60 students, primarily from Derbyshire, but also from Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Analysis of the workshop evaluation saw 85% of students rate the day as useful, with 89% finding the sessions run by Rob and Sara interesting and helpful. Rob and Sara said they “enjoyed meeting STEM reporters, being able to pass on tips and share our experiences with the next generation of journalists...."

Students commented on the event saying that it gave them “a valuable insight into the world of journalism”, and teachers attending on the day said they were “impressed by the quality of their students work during the news room simulation activity”.

The forthcoming National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW), 12-21 March, will be an ideal platform for the students who attended the workshop to put their new STEM reporting skills into action and enter the NSEW STEM Student Journalist Competition to win an iPod Nano. For more details click here.   

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National Science and Engineering Week in the East Midlands 12 - 21 March 2010

by HannahB 11. February 2010 16:31

National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) is just over 1 month away!

NSEW is a programme of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) events and activities taking place between 12 – 21 March 2010.  

The East Midlands STEM Partnership is helping promote NSEW by encouraging organisers to register their events on the national database, training more students to report on news happening in their county and inviting VIPs to come and see for themselves STEM in action in the East Midlands. As part of this promotion, the partnership has developed a bespoke microsite for the week to increase event registrations on the NSEW site, and to encourage students to enter the NSEW STEM Student Journalist Competition, with the opportunity to win an iPod Nano for reporting on NSEW events and activities.

To find out more about NSEW in the East Midlands and how you can get involved visit the microsite now! https://emstempartnership.org.uk/nsew

 

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Less than 2 months to go... National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW), 12 – 21 March 2010

by HannahB 21. January 2010 14:13

 

The East Midlands STEM Partnership is supporting The NSEW Team to encourage organisers to register their events on the national database – this is a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work taking place here in the region.

We are interested in all your events – big and small! Do you have an event or activity planned for NSEW here in the East Midlands? If so, add your event to the online national database by registering here, then fill in the online form by selecting ‘Add an event’ from the left-hand menu.

Thousands of people across the UK take part in NSEW events and activities every year and join the celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and its importance in our lives…this year, why not be one of them!

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National Science and Engineering Week in Northamptonshire

by Guest Blogger: STEMPoint 12. March 2009 11:52

In Northamptonshire, we have produced a National Science and Engineering Week Newspaper to celebrate the activities taking place between Friday 6th - Sunday 15th March 2009. 

The newspaper features articles written by primary and secondary aged students.  Students will be reporting on events, projects and activitites they have been involved in throughout NSEW 2009. 

Here some examples of activities taking place this week… 

The Nene Valley Rotary Club is running a massive Technology Tournament with 75 teams taking part.  Alongside this event there will be a group of KS4/5 students who will be recording the events during the day, ready to go into the newspaper. 

Fourteen primary schools are involved in a project call The Infinis Energy Challenge.  Students will be seeing how much teaching and learning can take place using a Wattson device.  The Wattson devices is a gadget which measures the amount of energy used by appliances. The Wattson devices  have been delivered to the schools taking part.  The schools are all geared up for a hectic week of science and related topic work based on the devices. 

All in all a busy week, we look forward to sharing our best student articles with you over the next few weeks. 

Guestblogger, Julie Messenger, Northamptonshire CYPS, Northamptonshire STEMPoint

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NSEW 2009 in Nottinghamshire – from DNA to the Universe

by Guest Blogger: STEMPoint 12. March 2009 11:01

Here is just a brief glimpse at the many things going on around Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire during this weeks National Science and Engineering Week…. 

Going off with a bang, the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham is presenting their Thunder and Lightening Demonstration Lecture. 

Key Stage 3 students are showcasing their projects to make energy savings at their schools at the Go4SET Celebration at CELS, Nottingham Trent University. 

The British Geological Survey at Keyworth is opening its doors to schools and the public for the ‘Fossil and Rock Show’ and ‘Fossil Fun for all the Family’. 

4 to 7 year olds are exploring the science, wonder and mystery of the Universe through Cosmos, a participatory performance at the Waverley Theatre, Nottingham Trent University. 

Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to bottle their own DNA at the BioKneX education lab in BioCity, Nottingham. CELS at Nottingham Trent University are organising activities covering Sci-Art, Forensics and Astronomy. 

Many schools are organising their own celebration of NSEW 2009 including Top Valley Engineering College with a week of STEM activities for students, concluding with a Science and Engineering Family Day on 14th March.

GuestBlogger: Jacqui Aram, Nottinghamshire Education Business Alliance, Nottinghamshire STEMPoint

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