Events & Requests for STEM Ambassadors

Deans Primary School, Livingston.   Topic Support

Details

Lisa Stanway, who is a teacher at Deans Primary School in Livingston, has been in touch looking for STEM Ambassadors support for the following topics this term:

P1                    Electricity and Living Things in the Environment (including plants)

P2 & P3           Energy Sources & Sustainability

P5 - P7             Genetics and The Risks and Benefits of Fertilisers

If you are willing and able to support the school, would like more information and/or to discuss, please contact Lisa Stanway directly via:  lcstanway@msn.com


St Joseph's RC Primary School, Dundee- Bridge Building Topic

Class teacher, Meg McFadden from St Joseph's Primary School, Dundee is looking for any STEM Ambassadors who would be willing to support a bridge building topic she is carrying out with her class this term (Primary 5).

If you can help, please contact Meg at ddmmcfadden610@glow.sch.uk


Coding Support- Gordon Primary School, Gordon, Berwickshire

Class teacher, Stephanie Robinson teaches P6/7 at Gordon Primary School in Berwickshire.

She has a group of 16 pupils who are P6/7 and are working on a computer science/STEM topic between now and 20th April.

They are a small school and are desparately looking for a STEM Ambassador who would be willing to make one or two visits to help the pupils with their topic.

The pupils will be creating a class blog on Glow and creating a blog of their own on Edmodo.

It would be great if the STEM ambassador could come in to do a coding activity - the children are familiar with scratch but as they are older now they are not motivated by it.

They only have about 10 (working!) netbooks, so as you can imagine access to equipment is quite limited.

If you can help, they would be delighted for any support.  Contact Details below:-

Stephanie Robinson

Class Teacher

Gordon Primary School,

AddressGordon, Berwickshire TD3 6LW

Phone01573 410245

Email:- gw17robinsonstephani@glow.sch.uk


SKYLAB School Event at National Museum of Flight, East Fortune:  24th and 25th of April 2018

Details

Geoff Coxon, who is a member of the SKYLAB team, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador Support for a schools event that they are running at the National Museum of Flight on the 24th and 25th of April 2018.

SKYLAB are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation established in 2012 and their main focus is to enable young people realise and understand their potential in future STEM based careers in the aviation and related sectors. In doing so, they develop self-confidence, social skills and self-awareness, helping them to become better contributors to their communities.  Further information about SKYLAB can be accessed via the following link:  https://theskylab.org.uk/

The SKYLAB team have 100 pupils confirmed to attend the event being held on Tuesday, 24Apr18, and Wednesday, 25Apr18, and they would really appreciate STEM Ambassador support.

This will offer free entry to the museum, coffee and lunch (sandwiches, etc..) and SKYLAB are now able to offer £15 to help cover travel to East Fortune.  They need at least 3/4 ambassadors each day, so please let Geoff know if you are interested and you can make it, and George will send you further information.

If you are willing to support this request, or would like further information, please contact Geoff Coxon directly via:  theskylab@live.co.uk


Energy, Water and Weather Topic:  Newton Primary School, Dunblane

Details

Andrew Edwards, who is a teacher at Newton Primary School in Dunblane, has requested STEM Ambassador support for the Energy, Water & Weather Topic that they covering.

Andrew would prefer a hands on activity, to allow the children to experience the application of science and technology that they are learning about.  Activities might include weather predictions, energy generation from renewables and aspects of water science.  We are particularly keen to invite female engineers and scientists into school to allow children to observe career pathways for their futures.

If you are willing to support this request, would like further information and /or to discuss, please contact Andrew Edwards directly via:  edwardsa41s@glow.sch.uk


Carrick Knowe Primary School, Edinburgh:   STEM Ambassador Support for STEM Topics

Details

Gillian Sanderson, who is a Teacher at Carrick Knowe Primary School in Edinburgh, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador Support as follows:

Gilliam is looking for some STEM support and would love for any ambassadors to come in for any of the following topics:

  • P1           Toys, Forces, Materials
  • P2           Toys, Electricity
  • P3           Electricity
  • P4           Electrical circuits
  • P5           Floating and sinking, Light and Sound, Fertiliser and plant growth
  • P6           Micro Organisms and their effects, Digital safety/coding
  • P7           Natural disasters, effects on building structures

Gillian would be absolutely delighted if you are able to visit the school and provide hands on activities for the kids to get them engaged in their learning, however, if you would be willing to come in to talk to the children would great too!

The STEM topics will be covered over the next 6 weeks and there is flexibility around dates and times.

If you are willing to support this request, or would like more information/to discuss, please contact Gill Sanderson directly via: gillian.sanderson@carrickknowe.edin.sch.uk


Beancross Primary School, Grangemouth.  STEM Ambassador Support for Engineering Project.

Teacher Daniel Champlin is working with a group of around 20 pupils from P5-P7 (ages 8-11) within Beancross Primary School in Grangemouth on an engineering project.

The group will be meeting once a week for an hour on a Wednesday between 1:15pm 2:45pm from now until the end of June.  The purpose of the project is to build a small electric car and is based on the Primary Engineers course that the teacher recently attended which covered Structures, Mechanisms & Basic electrics.

They would love a STEM Ambassador who would be able to help them giving advice and practical help on their project.   You don't need to be able to come every week, and there is flexibility to dip in and out of this.

If you can help please contact Daniel Champlin at daniel.champlin@gmail.com


NUFFIELD RESEARCH PLACEMENTS 2018

I am delighted to announce that the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme will be running again this year (2018) and that online system is now live for provider registrations. It would be wonderful if you and/or your colleagues would consider offering a Nuffield student placement during the summer of 2018.

Below is an overview of the scheme, it's importance and how to register to provide a project:

As you are aware, education and business experts are warning that Scotland will not have the skilled scientific and engineering workforce it needs to meet the demand of industry unless Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are promoted as worthwhile careers and with appeal for both young women and men.In order to address this problem, the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme aims to provide post-16 school (typically S5 pupils) or college students with an opportunity to carry out research or development projects in any of the STEM-related (including Social Science) disciplines in universities, industry, conservation or research organisations - projects need not be lab-based.The projects can include subjects/topics such as design, engineering of all types, psychology, chemistry, ecology, geography, biology, computing, conservation, applied maths etc.

The success of Nuffield Research Placements depends upon your support in providing projects for the students. We know from the experience of previous years that the time and energy that you put into supervising a student will be rewarded when you see how your student grows in confidence as he or she achieves progress in the project. Students will make a contribution to your ongoing projects, giving you some enthusiastic extra support to help initiate, progress or complete work programmes.

One of the main aims of the Nuffield Foundation is to encourage students who don't have a family history of going to university or who attend schools in less well-off areas, although students from all backgrounds are able to apply. No one is excluded on a financial basis - students' full travel costs are covered. Some students may also be eligible for a weekly bursary in addition to travel expenses. The programme receives additional support from The Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK.

The placements help the students to increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills.It also provides them with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV's and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

Placements take place during the summer vacation period, they are 4, 5 or 6 weeks in length (depending on your project), Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm (or the days/hours your choose within these, with emphasis on that the student should treat this as a full-time project for the duration of the placement so that the quality and quantity are there to produce a good solid scientific report at the end).

Registration for project providers is all online:

*For recent providers (2014, 2015 and 2016) - all of your details should be stored on the system, please let me know if you are thinking about providing a project over the summer of 2018, once you do I can go online and reactivate your account. You will then receive the invitation and be able to log in using the same login (your email address) and password as in previous years, if you have forgotten your password there is a 'forgotten my password' link.

*For new providers (and those involved previous to the 2014 placements) willing to provide projects over the summer of 2018 - please contact me to register you on the system, once I do this you will receive an invitation email with a link with instructions. Please click on the link, login with the password provided, change the password and fill in the relevant information throughout the form.

**Once you have registered or been reactivated you can access your account at the following address  

I have attached a summary sheet and a copy of the guidance notes for providers.Once you have registered, I will send on information about Health and Safety and also a confirmed provider's guide.

At this stage I do not need finalised details of any projects, just an indication that you are considering offering a placement and perhaps an indication of the research or development area. However it would be fantastic is all providers could supply project details by the end of March 2018 (but later project will also be accepted). This would help greatly with the student to project matching process.

Any problems with any of the above please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Jennifer

Jennifer Smith | Outreach and Researcher Development Coordinator | Nuffield Research Placements Coordinator, Scotland Outreach and Public Engagement Network Office | Graduate School Abertay University | Bell Street | Dundee | DD1 1HG

E: j.smith@abertay.ac.uk

T: 01382 308455


Perth High School- STEM Ambassador to help with Genetics /Atlantic Salmon Fishing project

I am looking for a STEM Ambassador who would be willing to help mentor or assist with a project we are working on at Perth High School relating to genetics and Atlantic Salmon fishing.

I would like to develop the procedures for both the technical and logistical aspects of the project hence looking to the STEM network for support.

The plan at this stage is to replicate the project across 10 to 15 schools in the UK with other schools internationally following on in 2019 for the international year of the salmon.

I am actively seeking grant funding and depending on any potential partners may be able to access Royal Society funding. I have some sponsorship in place already.

Here are the links to Atlantic Salmon Conservation Schools Network website and Facebook page: (please not the UHI is stated as a partner in the genetics project, they unfortunately had to with draw due to time constraints)

Other Facebook link 

I look forward to hopefully hearing from the STEM network. I can be contacted at dritchie@pkc.gov.uk or 07795030367

Regards

David Ritchie


Ratho Primary School: Teaching Programming and Computing

Chris Welander, who is the Principal Teacher at Ratho Primary School in Edinburgh, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador support for teaching programming and computing at Ratho Primary School for years P1 – P7. 


Any support that you could offer in this area would be much appreciated. Chris, and the rest of the teachers at the school, are very much at the start of their journey when it comes to computational thinking.

The school will be looking for support from January 2018 until June 2018 and the school are willing to be flexible around dates, days and times to accommodate your availability.

If you are willing to support this request, or would like further information, please contact Chris Welander directly via: Chris.Welander@ratho.edin.sch.uk 

Activity Date

Jan - Jun 2018
Number of STEM Ambassadors
4
Number of Pupils
Not Specified
Pupil Age Group

P1 - P7 


St Patrick's RC Primary School, Lochgelly, Fife.- Short Career talks at Assemblies

Depute Headteacher Shona Gorman, last term had different STEM Ambassadors come into the school to give short career talks at their Friday morning assemblies.

They are looking to do the same this term again.  Their assembly takes place at 9:30am on Friday morning's and would love different STEM Ambassadors to come and give a short talk.

If you can help please contact Shona Gorman at :-

Shona.Gorman@fife.gov.uk


Kennoway Primary School, Leven, Fife.   Support for Green Goblin Car Challenge- starting 26th February 2018

Class teacher, Graham Simpson is looking for any STEM Ambassadors who can help manage and support P7 pupils who are working on the Greenpower formula Goblin Challenge. 

They are looking to start this from 26/2/2018, and ideally would like an Ambassador to visit the school once a week (either Tues/Wed/Thurs afternoon) from 1pm-3pm for a period of 8-10 weeks.

Whilst this is a big committment, the school would welcome any support you can give.

If you can help please contact Graham Simpson at Kennoway PS:-

graham.simpson@fife.gov.uk


St Paul's RC Academy, Dundee- STEM Ambassador Support- after Easter Break

We have received a couple of requests for STEM Ambassador support from Mr Carena, who is the P.T. Chemistry at St. Paul's R.C. Academy in Dundee.  Further details regarding the request can be found below FYI:

 Mr Carena is looking for some help and support with the following areas/topics after the Easter break:

  • (1)STEM Ambassador to give a talk to Lab Skills pupils about science as a career, the jobs involved and how science plays a part in a variety of sectors, and how it is not necessarily “wearing a white coat”
  • (2)Help with an S2 forensic science course the school started this year and would like to improve for the coming year
  • (3)Help with a short section on Drugs at the start of the S3 course in June

If you are willing to support any of these requests, would like further information and /or to discuss, please contact Mr Carena directly via:  DDpcarena750@glow.sch.uk


Mid Calder Primary School, West Lothian:   STEM Careers Insight

Details

Lauren Walker, who is a class teacher at Mid Calder Primary School, has been in touch to request support from STEM ambassadors.

Lauren runs a STEM junior leadership team every two weeks (with age ranges from P1 to P7 - with 18 children in the group) and this term they have requested that they learn about/research STEM careers with the view of sharing their knowledge with the rest of the school at an assembly.

If you would be willing to visit Mid Calder Primary School to carry out an activity/ies with the Junior Leadership group, or provide a career talk about the possibilities of STEM in later life to the children, Lauren would be delighted to hear from you!

If you are willing to support this request, would like further information and /or to discuss, please contact Lauren Walker directly  via:   lauren.walker@westlothian.org.uk or Tel:  01506 882092


East Craigs Primary School, Edinburgh; World of Work Event w/c Monday the 30th of April 2018

Hilary Foster, who is a teacher at East Craigs Primary School in Edinburgh, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador Support on behalf of the ‘World of Work’ group that she teaches. 

The school are running a whole school initiative to develop skills for learning, life and work, the week commencing Monday the 30th April 2018.

Hilary would love to have STEM Ambassadors visit the school to tell the pupils about the job you do and your area of expertise.  In particular, pupils have stated they would like to know:  what you do in your job, how much you enjoy it, what your day comprises of, how do you get into the profession and how you feel at the end of your working day?

The school plan to run talks about various job roles throughout the week, to different classes, and can be flexible around days and times.  If you are available to deliver two talk sessions this would be on the same day and one after the other for a whole class stage.

If you are willing to support this request, would like further information and /or to discuss, please contact Hilary Foster directly via:  Hilary.Foster@eastcraigs.edin.sch.uk 


Buckhaven Primary School- Maths Celebration Event, Friday 11th May 2018

We have received a request from class teacher Kirstine Henderson from Buckhaven Primary School, looking for STEM Ambassadors who would be willing to visit the school on Friday 11th May for their Celebration of Maths Day.

If you can help, please drop Kirstine an email, contact details below:-

Request:- I am organising a “Celebration of Maths” in our school on Friday 11th May.  I am hoping to make links with real life and the world of work, encouraging more children to see maths in a positive light and possible career choice.

In the past, Shell have organised Science events in a variety of locations in Fife, and therefore I am wondering if there is anything you could put me in touch with someone who would visit the school on our open afternoon and perhaps run a “challenge “ or interact and promote science and engineering and the links with maths?

Kirstine Henderson

Class Teacher

Buckhaven Primary School

College Street

Buckhaven

KY8 1JZ

tel - 01592 583413

Kirstine.Henderson@fife.gov.uk


Earlston High School- S1 careers morning, Friday 18th May 2018

Earlston High School in Scottish Borders are once again holding their annual career sector morning for S1 pupils on Friday 18th May 2018.

These events help students find out more about the future world of work and are also a great platform for creating School Employer partnerships for other activities. These mornings are about informing and inspiring our youngsters to help shape their career pathways for the years ahead. The school require presenters to talk to 4 different groups for about 45 minutes each - groups will have about 20-25 students so scope for interactivity.

The school are in desperate need of volunteers to run the event.

If you can help, or for more information, please contact teacher David Ferguson at Earlston High School, contact details :-

dferguson@scotborders.gov.uk

David Ferguson

Principal Teacher - Developing Young Workforce

Earlston High School

East End

EARLSTON

TD4 6JP

Telephone (01896) 849282

dferguson@scotborders.gov.uk



STEM at The Helix

All things Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths are coming to The Helix Park this May!

STEM at The Helix is a one day event filled with interactive workshops, experiments and insights. Celebrating young minds and encouraging Scots, visitors and families alike to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. The Helix will be transformed into a hub of discovery with a full programme of activity taking place across the park that's suitable for all ages. Including Lego construction challenges, virtual reality kits, electronic workshops and a scientific food fight like you've never seen before! 

We'll have a number of partners delivering activities on the day including The Glasgow Science Centre, RSPB, Balfour Beatty & Dynamic Earth. Keep an eye on this page and our social media for more details coming soon! 

So bring the whole family along to our free event and discover your #lightbulbmoment

STEM @ the Helix is supported by EventScotland as part of the Scottish Government's Year of Young People 2018

Event Details

Date: 19th May 2018

Time: 11am - 4pm

Ticket Price: Free

Location: The great lawn at The Helix Park
We would love to get local STEM Ambassadors involved with the events, ideally to provide support on the 18th & 19th May for the schools and public event and again on the 19th June. It would be great to welcome a few STEM Ambassadors as judges at the finale.

If you can help support this event please get in touch with Senior Events officer Lyndy Donaldson at Falkirk Community Trust to find out more and which days you are able to help (18th/19th May 2018).


Denny High School Falkirk, STEM event- Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

Denny High School, in Falkirk are holding a STEM event on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 between 1pm-3:40pm.

Teacher Kathryn Sharp who is organising the event is looking for any STEM Ambassadors who would be able to come along and support the event.  The event is aimed at S1 pupils, and the school are trying to get a wide range of STEM employers and STEM Ambassadors along to speak to pupils about what job you have, how you got into the field, your day to day job and what that involves.   There is no preparation for STEM Ambassadors, just a case of turning up on the afternoon.    You are able to bring along any stands, resources etc

If you can help please email Kathryn Sharp at Kathryn.Sharp@falkirk.gov.uk


The James Young High School, Livingston.  Speed Networking event, Thursday 24th May 2018

We have received a call for help for The James Young High School in Livingston.

They are organising a STEM speed networking careers event for their S1 year group, on Thursday May 24th 2018, 8:30am-1:30pm.

The event will be a similar structure where STEM visitors discuss their profession while pupils move around in small groups so that they have the opportunity to ask questions. The time allocated to each group will depend on how many are able to attend the event. 

If you can help or if you need more information, please contact Joanne Riddell who is a biology teacher at the school and who is organising the event.  Her email address is :- joanne.riddell@westlothian.org.uk


Careers Fayre, Kirkhill Primary School, Broxburn.Thursday 24th May 2018

We are holding a Careers Fayre on Thursday 24th May 2018 and we are looking for volunteers to come along. We would be looking for someone to hold a stall at this event that is interactive for children and can discuss the skills needed to enter a career relating to STEM.   We are holding 2 sessions: afternoon from 1pm till 3pm and evening 6pm till 7pm.  

We would be grateful if you could let us know if someone would be able to attend.

If you can help please contact either Beverley Sutherland or Jemma Weir, P7 Class teachers

Beverley Sutherland & Jemma Weir, P7 Class Teachers

Kirkhill Primary School, Rashierigg, Broxburn

West Lothian, EH52 6AW

Tel: 01506 853821

Email:- jemma.weir@westlothian.org.uk

b.sutherland@westlothian.org.uk


Science Fair:  St Martins RC Primary School, Tranent:  31st May 2018

Details

Thom Campbell, who is a teacher at St Martins RC Primary School in Tranent, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador support for a Science Fair that he is organising and will take place on Thursday, 31st May 2018.  Each class will be holding a stall to demonstrate what they have been learning about science in the classroom.

Thom would love to have STEM Ambassadors support this event and run stalls to inform and excite children about different areas of science and the job opportunities that exist.

If you are willing to support this request, or would like further information, please contact Thom Campbell directly via:  tcampbell@st-martins.elcschool.org.uk



1851 Next Generation Roadshows- South Queensferry. 14th & 15th June 2018.

We have received a request from the 1851 Trust, Official Charity of Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup Team, Land Rover BAR in Portsmouth.

They are hosting a series of #NextGeneration Roadshows around the UK throughout the Summer Term to inspire young people aged 12-16 in STEM.

The Roadshows enrich the school curriculum by providing 360-degree learning and engaging pupils in both on-the-water and shore-based STEM activities. Using elements from our free digital STEM teaching platform, BT STEM Crew, pupils will learn about the STEM behind Land Rover BAR whilst also experiencing on-the-water activities with the Andrew Simpson Water Centre. Watch our video to find out more.

They are looking for around 5-10 STEM Ambassadors to volunteer at their Scotland Roadshow on Thursday 14th and/or Friday 15th June between 0900-1530 at Port Edgar Watersports, South Queensferry. The Ambassadors would be involved in supporting our education team with delivering the STEM workshops, helping pupils prepare for their on-water activities and answering any STEM related questions.

If you would like to be part of this exciting event, please get in touch with Sophie Hall from 1851 Trust would would be delighted to hear from you:- Sophie.Hall@1851trust.org.uk


Energy Quest workshop- Glenrothes High School, Monday 18th June 2018

Tomorrow’s Engineers have another Fife school confirmed for their Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Quest workshops and STEM Ambassador support in the delivery of the workshops would be fantastic.

The school is Glenrothes High,  Napier Road, Glenrothes, KY6 1HJ and the date is Monday, 18th of June 2018.  There will be two workshops, with around 60 S1 pupils in each.  The exact session times are to be confirmed.

Tom Adams from The Smallpiece Trust will deliver the workshops, which will explore concepts of energy generation, sustainability and technologies.  Ambassadors can support teams of pupils through a series of activities and challenges, and excite pupils about STEM subjects and careers by sharing their own experiences.

The Energiser day starts by discussing how engineering is used throughout the world, with lots of relevant examples for them including music festivals and making food.  This would be a great point for STEM Ambassadors to say a few words about their career including what their current job involves and what steps they took to get there. The workshop then moves on to define energy and identify what activities they’ve already done that morning which have used energy. The pupils also look at the energy mix used in different countries.

Tom then moves on to the practical activity of building a battery powered car in groups.  The pupils will charge the car to different voltages, measure the distance travelled and draw a graph.  Tom will then announce a set distance for the final competition and the pupils should be able to use their graph to identify the voltage required.  STEM Ambassadors can support the groups by answering questions and giving advice (but not actually building the car for them!) and we may also need support with ‘crowd control’ depending on the size of the room and their enthusiasm to test the cars.

The sessions finish by recapping what they’ve learned and give information about careers in engineering including the various routes to get there.  This is another opportunity for STEM Ambassadors to speak about their career to the group.  The pupils are usually interested in the tasks you do in your job, what qualifications you needed as well as the hours of work and holidays!

If you are willing to support this request, or if you need any more information and/or to discuss, please contact Melanie Riddell directly via:  melanie.riddell@scdi.org.uk

Melanie Riddell

Programme Manager - Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland

Scottish Council for Development and Industry

Telephone: 01463 218667

www.yecscotland.co.uk | www.scdi.org.uk | @scdiYESC


I’m a Scientist UK- June events- Closing date for schools Mon 30/4/2018

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here returns 11th- 22nd June. This funded, online STEM activity connects school students with scientists. Students can ASK anything they like across the 2 weeks, they take part in a live CHAT with scientists and VOTE for who they want to win. The winning scientist wins £500 to spend on another STEM engagement activity.

Teachers register interest then apply through the follow up email by Monday 30th April, 10am: imascientist.org.uk/teachers

Scientists register interest here: imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply

I’m an Engineer UK

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here returns 11th- 22nd June, during this Year of Engineering. This funded STEM activity connects school students with engineers. Students can ASK anything they like across the 2 weeks of this online activity. They take part in a live CHAT with engineers and VOTE for who they want to win. The winning engineer wins £500 to spend on another STEM engagement activity.

Teachers register interest then apply through the follow up email by Monday 30th April, 10am: imanengineer.org.uk/teachers

Scientists register interest here: imanengineer.org.uk/engineers

MRC Festival Zone

The MRC Festival Zone is happening over four weeks (4th-29th June 2018), connecting secondary school students with 25 medical researchers and support staff as part of the nationwide MRC Festival of Medical Research.

This online activity is based on the award-winning I’m a Scientist project where students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite scientist to win.

Students could meet a PhD student researching neurodegenerative disease, a bacteriologist tackling AMR, or a technician supporting health informatics research...

Teachers apply here by Monday 30th April, 10am: mrcfestival2018.imascientist.org.uk/teachers-take-part

MRC researchers and support staff apply here: mrcfestival2018.imascientist.org.uk/experts-take-part


Armadale Academy- Careers Fair – Thursday 14th June 2018, 10am-3pm

On behalf of Armadale Academy I would like to invite your organisation to participate at Armadale Academy's Career fair on Thursday 14th June 2018. 

This will take place from 10am to 3pm in the School assembly hall.

Access to the hall will be available from 8am on the day.

If you participated in the event last year I once again thank you for your support.

If this is the first time I have contacted you I trust you will consider supporting and participating at our event.

Last year's event was extremely successful and the students responses were both  positive and encouraging relating to the event.

A considerable number stated that it had helped direct them to either a chosen career pathway or further education opportunities. 

Best Regards, 

Jim Comerford

Business Support Co-ordinator

Armadale Academy 

Email:- Jim.Comerford@westlothian.org.uk


STEM Ambassador Support: Maths Dept. at Musselburgh Grammar School

Details

Amy Thompson, who is the Principal Teacher of Mathematics at Musselburgh Grammar School, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador as follows:

Amy would like STEM Ambassadors to run or support activities with pupils based round the type of work they do. Amy appreciates that this may be tricky because of the level of maths but thought that something around engineering, renewable energy, maths for science etc. might be feasible. 

Amy is looking for support the 2nd week in June 2018 and a Wednesday between 12:00 and 15:00 would be ideal if possible.

Potentially the S3 year group will be involved, encompassing a range of abilities, and who are about to start certificated courses. They will be 14 and 15 years old.

The classes have around 25-30 pupils and Amy would like to have an activity in with each class if possible, however, classes of similar ability could be doubled up.

If you are willing and able to support this request, or would like to discuss to get more information, please contact Amy directly via:

athompson@musselburghgrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Activity Date

June 2018

Number of STEM Ambassadors

3

Number of Pupils

Not Specified

Pupil Age Group

S3, 14-15 years


S2 STEM Careers Event- Speed Networking- Larbert High, Friday 15th June 2018.  10am-12:30pm.

Larbert High are once again running their now annual S2 STEM Academy careers event on Friday 15th June 2018 from 10am-12:30.

The school would love any STEM Ambassadors who are able to support this to come along and take part.

If you can help please contact teacher Lewis Atha at Larbert High:-

Lewis.Atha@falkirk.gov.uk





Call for Events and Ideas

Festival dates: Sat 6 – Sat 20 Oct 2018

We are delighted to be opening our ‘Call for Events and Ideas’ for our 2018 festival and we are looking forward to, with your continued support and ideas, creating a festival programme that is innovative, bold and full of events & activities that:

  • v Inspire, engage and excite...
  • v Will appeal and be accessible to a diverse range of audiences (including those not traditionally engaged with science)
  • v Connect the audience / participants with scientific research
  • v Showcase STEM happening in Midlothian
  • v Showcase Midlothian's role at a global level

At this stage you do not have to have all of the details finalised, and our volunteer Creative Team are very happy to help you to develop your idea and to support you to co-create your event/activity with local Midlothian communities & organisations. But please do fill in as much information as you can on the online form.

Our programme includes both stand-alone events (talks/tours/workshops/activities) and an array of very popular science ‘gala days’ which are populated by table top and drop-in activities.

We are happy for you to offer something tried and tested but would love for you to try out something new and pioneering too.

Submission Deadline:   12noon on Monday 30 April 2018

[online form and pdf download are also available on our website)

We’re excited to hear more about how you would like to contribute to our 2018 Festival and look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime if you have any questions or would like to discuss a possible event/activity/ideas further please contact Claire Jellema (Festival Manager).

Email: claire.jellema@ed.ac.uk / info@midlothiansciencefestival.com

Tel: 07930 409940

Best

Claire 


Requests from Other organisations 

Calling STEM Ambassadors to support Code Clubs  

Want to inspire the next generation to get excited about computing and digital making? We’re looking for STEM Ambassadors to join a global network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for 9 to 13 year-olds in schools, libraries, and community venues.

You don’t need to be a coding genius to volunteer, you just need to be willing to learn some basic Scratch, Python, or HTML alongside your club. Code Club’s projects are easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides which help young people learn coding while creating games, animations, and websites.

 

There are currently over 6,000 Code Clubs in the UK reaching an estimated 90,000 young people each week. The sessions generally run for one hour per week, and the minimum commitment is 12 weeks. However, if you aren’t able to make time every week, you can team up with colleagues or friends and take turns.

Please get in touch if you want to get involved.

Contact details

Anyone interested should be sent the Code Club sign-up link jumpto.cc/STEMAmbassadors

And questions should be directed to Code Club - support@codeclub.org.uk


Arkwright Scholarships Trust: Experienced Engineers Sought as Mentors

Details

Could you help inspire a future leader in engineering?

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust inspires future leaders in engineering by supporting high-calibre, engineering-minded students (aged 16-18) over two years, as they study for their Highers.

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust are looking for experienced engineers to mentor these bright students during a critical time in their education. This is a great opportunity to hone your mentoring skills by guiding, supporting and inspiring a young engineer. Mentees value answers to general questions such as “How can I optimise my university personal statement?” as much as they would value detailed technical insights. 

Feedback received from scholars has often stated that Mentoring, for them, was one of the most beneficial aspects of their scholarship.

Mentoring can take many forms including face-to-face meetings, support through e-mail and/or occasional telephone calls. Arkwright is flexible about the form and time that any individual mentoring relationship takes.

Becoming a Mentor can be advantageous to you, because it will contribute towards Competence Area D of UK SPEC to help you achieve chartered engineer status.

The following schools in the STEM East region have pupils participating in The Arkwright Scholarships who are seeking a mentor:

Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy
High School of Dundee, Dundee
The Community School of Auchterarder (2 pupils)
Perth Academy
Dunblane High School
Strathallan School, Perth
Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh (2 pupils)

If you are willing and able to help, would like more information or to discuss, please contact Kiran Thiara at The Arkwright Trust directly via: kthiara@arkwright.org.uk
Thanks in advance for your help and support!


British Academy Of Film and television arts - mentors for schools engagement

Details

BAFTA have launched their BAFTA YGD School Resource Network – a new branch for our outreach programme taking place in 2018.
We are encouraging secondary school ICT/computing teachers and educational mentors to sign up and receive support from BAFTA YGD to introduce game design to their students.
They are looking for mentors to support this schools engagement. If you would like to know more please see the link for more info and to register https://www.bafta.org/register-your-interest

For more information you can contact Melissa Phillips at BAFTA- MelissaP@bafta.org

Melissa Philips
Freelance Event Producer
07803 230 244

British Academy of Film and Television Arts 
195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN
+44 (0) 20 7734 0022


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Post Activity STEM Ambassadors Evaluation 

Have you carried out an activity in the last year?   How did it go?   Make your view count!

After every activity you undertake, please remember to complete the online evaluation- It only takes around 5 minutes to complete and is simple.  Link below to the evaluation :- 

CLICK HERE

Thanks for your time!

 

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