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Merry Christmas from the East Midlands STEM Partnership Support Team

by JenniferD 18. December 2008 14:06


At the end of another busy year, we would like to thank you for your help and support in 2008. What a year!  Here are some of the things we got up to…. 

1x EM STEM Website launched

3x Teleconference calls

3x Steering Group Meetings

2x Forum Events

2x STEM Student Journalist Briefings

1x STEM Student Journalist Awards  

Latest News… 

Developing STEM in the East Midlands – The Race to the Top 

The Forum Event at Rolls-Royce plc, Derby in November was a great success, with over 90 delegates attending to listen to presentations from Michael Carr, Executive Director of Business Services, emda, John Holman, National STEM Director, Department for Children Schools and Families and Gerard Leahy, Director of Strategic Workforce and Skills Planning- UK, Rolls-Royce plc.  In the afternoon, delegates spilt into local/county groups to discuss how they could work together locally to increase impact.  If you missed the day, or would like a re-cap, presentations are available to download on the Forum Event Page.  Keep a lookout for a video of the day’s highlights in the New Year.  Photos of the event can be seen here. 

STEM Student Journalist Awards 

The STEM Student Journalist Awards took place on the 10th December at the National Space Centre, Leicester.  The Awards were hosted by Des Coleman, BBC and One Show presenter and was a lively celebration of the project.  Each student who had submitted an award collected a certificate for taking part and the following students walked away with prizes for their work… 

Best under 16 years Reporter – Chloe Freeman and Natasha Rose – Garendon High School

Best over 16 years Reporter – Amy Moore – University of Leicester  

Each school that participated also collected a certificate and the Best Educational Institute award went to… Trinity School in Nottingham! 

Congratulations to all!  Photos of the event can be seen here.  

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

East Midlands STEM Support Team

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