STEM East Gallery

Welcome to our Gallery at STEM East showcasing events at schools in East of Scotland, employers and other STEM Events. If you would like us to showcase an event, please get in touch.


STEM Inspiration Awards- House of Lords, London,

Wednesday 4th October 2017.

The annual STEM Inspiration Awards, hosted by Lord Sainsbury of Turville took place at the House of Lords on Wednesday 4th October 2017.

STEM East were delighted to attend the event with one of our STEM Ambassadors from St Andrew’s University who was shortlisted in the category of :-

"Outstanding STEM Technician"

Henry won this category, up against STEM Technician's from across the UK

This award recognises efforts to inform and inspire young people with apprenticeships and technician careers. It is aimed at those working in STEM who have a technical, non-graduate background and have used this to help inspire the next generation of technicians."

Well done to Henry and to all the finalists.


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Royal Society of Chemistry & STEM East Networking Event

Tuesday 26th September 2017- St Augustine's High School, Edinburgh

A successful Networking event took place on Tuesday 26th September 2017 hosted at St Augustine's High School in Edinburgh, as part of a joint event hosted by STEM East and RSC.

A wide range of people attended this- RSC members, STEM Ambassadors and teachers from East of Scotland.   This gave a fantastic networking opportunity as well as numerous demo's delivered by RSC, and an update provided on the STEM Ambassadors Programme from STEM East.

Thanks to everyone who came along and made this a success.

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College Development Network - Food and Drink Career Expo

BT Murrayfield - Thursday 14th September 2017

Both Science Connects who manage the STEM Ambassadors Hub West Scotland, and STEM East who manage the East Scotland Hub attended the SDN Food and Drinks Careers Expo at Murrayfield Stadium on Thursday 14th September 2017.

This gave young people from across the Scotland the chance to learn more about Food and Drinks careers through live demo's, exhibitions and Market place, with a range of providers present.

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Nuffield Research Placements Scotland

2017 Celebration Event, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Thursday 31st August 2017.

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This celebration event recognises the fantastic work carried out through the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme in Scotland.  The scheme enables secondary school or college students who are interested in pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to work alongside practising scientists. technologists, engineers or mathematicians in commercial/industrial establishments, research institutions or universities.

The Nuffield Foundation awards students a research placement to carry out a project which is designed to make a real contribution to the host organisation as well as benefits the students themselves.  During the project period the hosts also undertake to show the students the full extent of their organisation's work.  The project lasts for four, five or six weeks and takes place during the summer holidays.

The event allowed students from secondary schools across Scotland the opportunity to showcase their project work.


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Glenrothes HighSchool

S2 Routes into employment event- Thursday 9th March 2017

  • S2 pupils at Glenrothes High School took part in a whole year group Employability event on Thursday 9th March 2017.
  • STEM Coordinator Andrew Gray organised this with STEM East, and was the school's first event of its kind.  Staff were delighted with how the event well, and how engaged the S2 pupils were.
  • Pupils from S2 were able to meet and talk to a range of STEM Ambassadors and other business representatives- real people in real jobs and find out about careers, career paths, and routes into employment.
  • We would like to thank all our STEM Ambassadors who came along to support this well organised event.
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Lornshill Academy

S3 Routes into employment event- Monday 6th February 2017.

  • S3 pupils at Lornshill Academy took part in a Routes into employment event organised by STEM East and Careers advisor Lorraine McGee from the school.
  • Pupils from S3 were able to meet and talk to a range of STEM Ambassadors and other business representatives- real people in real jobs and find out about careers, career paths, and routes into employment.
  • We would like to thank all our STEM Ambassadors who came along to support this well organised event.

The Royal High School, Edinburgh & Jacobs Engineering STEM Event

9 STEM Ambassadors employed by Jacobs engineering recently organised a STEM event at their Edinburgh office with 15 pupils from Royal High School in Edinburgh, through a teacher at the school, Phil Wootton.

The event was a combination of a presentation about a career in an Engineering and Environmental Consultancy and some of the different routes into employment, as well as 3 interactive exercises showing a bit of what Jacobs do.

The exercises were:

1.       Bridge building challenge

2.       Sustainable town planning challenge and ecology quiz

3.       Construction of a working hydro power model challenge.

Thanks to Ben Johnston,Tomas Martin,Stephen Clark,Ryan O’Connor,Jack Brisbane,Michael Spencer,Neil Rose,Stefanie O’Gorman & Colette Smith from Jacobs who took part in making this event a success.   Jacobs are looking to deliver more of these activities in 2017, so if you are a school interested, please get in touch with one of us at STEM East. 


Inverkeithing High School

S1 Employability Event- Monday 20th June 2016.

  • S1 pupils at Inverkeithing High School took part in a whole year group Employability event on Monday 20th June 2016.
  • PT Employability at Inverkeithing High- Lisa Wishart organised with Kevin McKeever from STEM East, a range of STEM Ambassadors to support the event, as well as other industries and employers.
  • Pupils from S1 were able to meet and talk to a range of STEM Ambassadors and other business representatives- real people in real jobs and find out about careers, career paths, and routes into employment.
  • We would like to thank all our STEM Ambassadors who came along to support this well organised event.
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Raytheon Quadcopter Challenge- The Final!

Wednesday 8th June 2016

Auchmuty High School, Glenrothes


  • The Final of the Raytheon Quadcopter Challenge took place at Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes.
  • Showcasing their work, and competing in the final were Glenrothes High School, Inverkeithing High School, Glenwood High School and Auchmuty High School.
  • Frank McKeever from STEM East attended the final taking part as a judge on the day.
  • The Winners of the 2016 Quadcopter Final were Inverkeithing High School. Well done to all finalists.
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Making STEM Work- Forth Valley College, Falkirk

Wednesday 1st June 2016

  • STEM East were one of many STEM Providers who took part in Forth Valley College's Making STEM Work - Conference 2016.   
  • Organised by Fiona Jackson, Curriculum Leader at FVC, this was the College's first STEM Conference.
  • Pupils from a range of schools across the Falkirk District attended, and had the opportunity to speak to employers, get involved in some hands on workshops, as well as hearing from the keynote speakers on the day- Professor Medhat, The STEM Foundation, and The "Real" David Cameron.
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Queen Anne High School- Cluster Primary STEM event  

Thursday 12th May 2016

  • STEM East were delighted to be at Queen Anne High School on Thursday 12th May 2016.
  • STEM East ran a KNEX challenge for primary pupils in the Queen Anne cluster as part of their transition to High School.  We also had 13 STEM Ambassadors who arranged time off their work to take part in a Speed Networking event.
  • Thanks to everyone who took part.
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Stirling & Clackmannanshire STEM day 

MacRoberts Arts Centre, Stirling - Thursday 5th May 2016

  • STEM East were delighted to be at the Stirling and Clackmannanshire STEM Day and celebration which took place at the MacRoberts Arts Centre in Stirling on Thursday 5th May 2016.
  • A range of workshops took place for pupils and teachers, as well as a "market place" in the centre with a range of providers including STEM East with stalls for pupils and teachers.
  • We would like to thank Helen Winton, Education Development Officer with Stirling Council for organising the day and the tremendous effort that went into it.
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Larbert High School 

S1 Routes into Employment

  • Friday 11th of March 2016 saw Larbert High School, Falkirk, kick start their STEM Week with a Routes into employment event organised with STEM East and Miss Naseer at the school for all S1 pupils.
  • Pupils from S1 had the opportunity to speak with 25 STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of backgrounds and professions.
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Queen Anne High School 

Cluster Project

  • As part of an ongoing transition project with Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline, and its associate primaries, STEM East ran another KNEX challenge on Thursday 4th March 2016.
  • Ran by Frank McKeever at STEM East, pupils got the opportunities to build a car using KNEX.
  • Pupils also got the chance to speak to some professionals from industry for Early Careers.
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Alloa Academy

Routes Into Employment for S3

  • S3 pupils at Alloa Academy took part in a whole year group Routes into employment event on Tuesday 1st March 2016 ran by STEM East.
  • Head of Science, Maria D'Arcy organised the event with Kevin McKeever at STEM East and we had 23 STEM Ambassadors who came along to make the day a success.
  • Pupils from S3 were able to speak to real people in real STEM jobs and gain insight into careers, options, different careers in STEM.
  • Some senior pupils from Alloa Academy also took the opportunity to drop in and take part, some of whom are very interested in pursuing a STEM Career.
  • Thanks to all the STEM Ambassadors who came along to support this and make it a success.
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CISCO Little Big Awards- Scottish Regional Final

Hosted by STEM East

Callendar House, Falkirk

  • CISCO Little Big Awards is a UK National Competition run as a joint collaboration between CISCO and STEMNET.
  • Schools throughout the UK have been working on ways to "Connect the Unconnected", looking at using technology to identify ways to make life better by connecting every day things.
  • STEM East were delighted to host the CISCO Regional Final for Scotland on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 held at the prestigious Callendar House in Falkirk.
  • The event was hosted by Frank McKeever from STEM East, and had a judging panel consisting of Ewa Monteith-Hodge from Science Connects, Kevin McKeever from STEM East, Pete Hall from CISCO, and STEM Ambassador Allan Davidson.
  • The schools competing in the final were Kilwinning Academy and Notre Dame High School, both from the West of Scotland.
  • Pupils from both schools pitched their product to the judging panel, and the standard of work, creativity, ingenuity and innovation was of the highest standard.
  • As well as receiving individual certificates, the two finalist schools received awards in the categories of:-

Creativity, Design & Usability,

Best Business Case,

Technology, Research & Implementation,

Planning, Process & Documentation,

Final Pitch & Presentation


OVERALL WINNER OF THE REGIONAL FINAL WAS NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL.

A huge well done to all the pupils and their teachers for their hard works, creative ideas, and massive amount of hard work put in.!

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Portobello Careers Convention

Thursday 25th February 2016

  • Pupils from S2-S6 took part in a busy annual careers convention run by the school.
  • A wide range of providers from a variety of companies attended, and STEM East had a number of companies and STEM Ambassadors who came along to support the event.
  • Thanks to all the STEM Ambassadors who came along to support this and make it a success.
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St Andrew's High School, Kirkcaldy

Routes Into Employment for S4

  • S4 pupils at St Andrew's High School, Kirkcaldy took part in a whole year group Routes into employment event on Tuesday 16th February 2016 ran by STEM East.
  • Teacher Ian Gibson organised the event with Kevin McKeever at STEM East and we had over 20 STEM Ambassadors who came along to make the day a success.
  • Pupils from S4 were able to speak to real people in real STEM jobs and gain insight into careers, options, different careers in STEM.
  • Thanks to all the STEM Ambassadors who came along to support this and make it a success.
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Portobello High School, Edinburgh 

Routes Into Employment for S2

  • S2 pupils at Portobello High School, Edinburgh took part in a whole year group Routes into employment event on Friday 12th February 2016 ran by STEM East.
  • Biology Teacher, Hardeep Kaur organised the event with Kevin McKeever at STEM East and we had 25 STEM Ambassadors who came along to make the day a success.
  • Pupils from S2 were able to speak to real people in real STEM jobs and gain insight into careers, options, different careers in STEM.
  • Thanks to all the STEM Ambassadors who came along to support this and make it a success.
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Lornshill Academy, Clackmannanshire

Routes Into Employment for S3

  • S3 pupils at Lornshill Academy took part in a whole year group Routes into employment event on Monday 1st February 2016 ran by STEM East.
  • Careers & Employability Officer Lorraine McGee organised the event with Kevin McKeever at STEM East and we had 20 STEM Ambassadors who came along to make the day a success.
  • Pupils from S3 were able to speak to real people in real STEM jobs and gain insight into careers, options, different careers in STEM.
  • Thanks to all the STEM Ambassadors who came along to support this and make it a success.
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Auchmuty High School, Glenrothes

Routes Into Employment for S2

  • S2 pupils at Auchmuty High School took part in a whole year group Routes into employment event on Wednesday 27th January 2016, ran by STEM East.
  • Head of Science, Sean Duffy organised the event with Kevin McKeever at STEM East and we had over 20 STEM Ambassadors who came along to make the day a success.
  • Pupils from S2 were able to speak to real people in real STEM jobs and gain insight into careers, options, different careers in STEM which was timely as pupils from S2 will be making their subject choices in the next few weeks.
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Inverkeithing High School

Routes Into Employment for S2

  • S2 pupils at Inverkeithing High School took part in a whole year group Routes into employment event on Monday 25th January 2016, ran by STEM East.
  • Depute Head Yvonne Beveridge organised the event with Kevin McKeever at STEM East and we had 18 STEM Ambassadors who came along to make the day a success.
  • Pupils from S2 were able to speak to real people in real STEM jobs and gain insight into careers, options, different careers in STEM which was timely as pupils from S2 will be making their subject choices in the next few weeks.
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Bo'ness Academy- Routes Into 

Employment for S2

Wednesday 13th January 2016.

  • S2 pupils at Bo'ness Academy took part in a whole year group Routes into employment event on Wednesday 13th January 2016, ran by STEM East.
  • Head of Science Dorothy McQuillan organised the event with Kevin McKeever at STEM East and we had 23 STEM Ambassadors who came along to make the day a success.
  • Pupils from S2 were able to speak to real people in real STEM jobs and gain insight into careers, options, different careers in STEM which was timely as pupils from S2 will be making their subject choices at the end of this month.
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Braes High School, Falkirk.

Careers Evening, Wednesday 13th January 2016

  • A range of STEM Ambassadors came along to support Braes High School and their careers evening.
  • A range of pupils and their parents were able to speak to a range of providers, and STEM experts.
  • Frank McKeever organised and attended the Careers evening.
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St Margaret's Academy, Livingston- Routes Into Employment for S4

Thursday 17th December 2015.

  • S4 pupils at St Margaret's Academy took part in a whole year group Routes into employment event on Thursday 17th December, ran by STEM East.
  • Head of Science & CDT Gerry Burns organised the event with Kevin McKeever at STEM East and we had 26 STEM Ambassadors who came along to make the day a success.
  • Pupils from S4 were able to speak to real people in real STEM jobs and gain insight into careers, options, different careers in STEM.
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Denend Primary, Cardenden, Fife. Thursday 26th November 2015.

  • Primary pupils from Denend Primary too part in the Green goblin challenge, building their own car.
  • The school purchased the kit to make the Green Goblin with Support from FMC Technologies, Dunfermline.
  • The school invited Frank McKeever from STEM East along to their competition showcase on Thursday 26th November where 6 pupils raced the car round the track in the playground where the clock was ticking!.
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National STEM Project - 5 Clusters- Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh.

Monday 23rd November 2015

  • STEM East attended the Education Scotland led event on Monday 23rd November at the Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh.
  • Education Scotland with support from STEMNET and other organisations are involved in a National STEM project, with 5 Clusters in East and West of Scotland.
  • Both Kevin and Frank McKeever attended the day from STEM East in an advisory and facilitatory capacity. Teachers from Woodmill High School in Dunfermline and their associate primaries were there, and Auchmuty High school in Glenrothes and their associate primaries.
  • The project is ongoing, where Secondary teachers and primary teachers from the Cluster are planning for STEM and embedding this into the Curriculum, with support from the STEMNET contract holders and STEM Ambassadors.
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STEM Ambassador Extension Training Event

Thursday 19th November 2015.

  • STEM East ran their first STEM Ambassador Extension training event at Our Dynamic Earth on Thursday 19th November 2015.
  • The Extension training was delivered with support from Our Dynamic Earth, CITB and SSERC and organised by Frank McKeever at STEM East.
  • The training allowed focus on Science communication skills, delivering hands on activities and build STEM Ambassadors confidence in engaging with your people within a school setting.
  • It was a fantastic evening with a really good turn out from STEM Ambassadors looking to enhance their skills.
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Babcock, Rosyth STEM Ambassador Induction.

Wednesday 18th November 2015.

  • Kevin and Frank McKeever visited Babcock in Rosyth on Wednesday 18th November 2015.
  • The purpose of the visit to the site was to deliver a STEM Ambassador training session for 19 new recruits.
  • We would like to welcome all the employees from Babcock who became STEM Ambassadors, and add to the existing fantastic role models from their organisation.
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Transforming Digital Public Services:- Working with the Scottish Technologies Industry

Thursday 12th November 2015

  • Scottish Government held a Digital Event at Heriot Watt University on Thursday 12th November 2015.
  • A wide range of Digital employers and organisations attended the day, and both Frank McKeever from STEM East, and STEMNET's Regional Networks Manager for Scotland, Gus McSkimming attended.
  • Both Frank and Gus had a STEMNET stand and stall at the event, and allowed attendees to learn more about the STEM Ambassadors Programme.
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STEM Ambassador recruitment event- Atkins, Edinburgh

Tuesday 3rd November 2015.

  • Both Kevin and Frank McKeever visited Atkins in Edinburgh on Tuesday 3rd November 2015.
  • Atkins are one of the most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.
  • We were delighted to sign more Atkins employees up as STEM Ambassadors.
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Holy Rood RC High School, Edinburgh- Humanitarian Challenge.

Thursday 29th October 2015.

  • S1 pupils at Holy Rood RC High School in Edinburgh took part in an all year group Humanitarian Challenge, ran by STEM East and Frank McKeever.
  • Head of CDT Lynsey McNamee organised the event at the school, and pupils took part in an exciting Bridge Building Challenge using K-NEX.
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STEM Ambassador Digital Network Evening

Wednesday 28th October 2015

  • STEM East were delighted to host a Digital themed STEM Ambassador Network event on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at the Carnegie Conference Centre.
  • During the evening, there were keynote speakers Yen Yau, Into Film's Talent and Development Manager, and Melissa Knox from Blazing Griffin who gave a fantastic insight into the Film, Gaming Industry and VFX.
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Lornshill Academy, Alloa- October 2015

Life Sciences Talk & STEM opportunities talk

  • During October 2015, STEM East visited Lornshill Academy to talk to large groups of National 5 pupils and pupils studying Highers.
  • Kevin McKeever delivered two separate talks, the first on STEM, and STEM opportunities in the jobs market.
  • The second talk was dedicated to Life Sciences, and careers in Life Sciences.
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Kirkcaldy High teacher Helen Higham scoops top award at prestigious National STEMNET Awards 2015

STEM East are delighted to announce that following their nomination in the category of "Most Dedicated Teacher in the UK" for the Annual STEMNET Awards, Kirkcaldy High School teacher, Helen Higham won the top prize in these National Awards.!

  • The Final of the STEMNET Annual awards took place yesterday on Tuesday 6th October 2015 at the House of Lords in London.
  • The prestigious awards were hosted by STEMNET's president, Lord Sainsbury. STEMNET's Chief Executive, Kirsten Bodley presented Helen with the award, which includes a trip to world famous CERN in Switzerland.
  • BBC Breakfast News Business Journalist Steph McGovern also spoke at the awards and congratulated Helen on this amazing achievement.

Shortlisted in the final for the category of "Most Dedicated Teacher" alongside Helen were two teachers from Tapton School in Sheffield, and Churchill Academy in Somerset.

Nominating Helen for this award and at the final at the House of Lords, STEM East's Kevin McKeever commented:-

"It is a remarkable achievement to reach this stage of a competition- to actually win it is something special. We're delighted for Helen and this recognises her enthusiasm, dedication and passion for STEM and teaching. This is fantastic news for both Helen and Kirkcaldy High School and reflects some of the fantastic work taking place in both Fife and throughout the East of Scotland"

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Nationwide STEM Ambassador Recruitment

Monday 5th October 2015

  • Frank and Kevin McKeever were delighted to be out visiting Nationwide in Dunfermline.
  • They had previously held an information event there promoting the STEM Ambassador Program.
  • They returned on Monday 5th October 2015 to deliver a STEM Ambassador induction to a group of team managers from Nationwide and senior management.
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