Education Business Partnership – South West Attends STEMNET Awards Ceremony

Dec 1, 2013

Education Business Partnership - South West ( EBP - SW) were delighted to attend the annual STEMNET awards ceremony in London recently to celebrate the achievements of schools and businesses in inspiring young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) which this year included two finalists from Devon and Cornwall.

Shortlisted in the top three for STEM Employer of the Year was the Exeter based Met Office who have, in just a few years, grown its number of STEM Ambassadors to over 130.  They have supported hundreds of activities and helped to inspire thousands of young people.

Local STEM Ambassadors Celebrated at The House of Lords

Nov 28, 2013

Yesterday (26th November) was the award ceremony for STEMNET with nominations for STEM leaders, teachers, supportive employers, exemplars of STEM Clubs, inspirational apprentices and STEM Ambassadors.

I had been nominated for this latter award and delighted I was too. I have been an ambassador for getting on for four years and have helped with well over 100 events in that time and was astonished when the Education-Business Partnership South West told me that from their nomination, I had been shortlisted for the award.

Helping Keep Nature Happy - SINNG working in STEM schools

Mar 22, 2012

SINNG (Student Invasive Non-Native Group) is a Local Action Group based at Cornwall College Newquay working to increase action and awareness on INNS (Invasive Non-Native Species). Schools throughout Cornwall are asking SINNG to run workshops to increase understanding of INNS and their impacts using interactive games and activities.

Help Needed for Endangered Hedgehogs

Jan 30, 2012

Research carried out by Dr Pat Morris and the publication of The State of britain’s Hedgehogs 2011 shows that the population of hedgehogs have dropped by at least a quarter in the UK in the past decade.

STEM Networking success in Torbay

Jan 19, 2012

Devon EBP hosted their first in a series of STEMNetworking events for teachers, ambassadors and local businesses at Torquay Museum last month.

AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust (AZSST) Project

Jan 6, 2012

The AZSST Project Teachers Course 29/30 November 2011 Tiverton Hotel

The Big Bang South West 2012 just got bigger for Devon students

Nov 3, 2011

The Big Bang South West 2012 (28th June 2012)

Students (11-18 years old) from the South West are challenged to design products and services for entry into the National Science & Engineering Competition at the Big Bang South West 2012.

Projects from the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths are wanted. These can take the form of:

  • a piece of original research
  • an original invention
  • a design for a new or improved item
  • experimentation using new techniques or existing techniques in a novel way
  • use of media to demonstrate a scientific principle or concept
  • the application of a creative approach to a well defined problem
  • a piece of work which explores issues surrounding science or aims to improve the engagement of others with science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Rolls Royce Primary Schools Greenhouse Project (Exeter Road Community Primary School, Exmouth)

Oct 5, 2011

Competition sponsored by Rolls Royce in which primary school pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 collaborate to build a working greenhouse out of scrap (recyclable) materials.   Testing of the prototypes has been completed and manufacture of the modules plus their assembly into the final structure is well under way

Results of the competition will be announced in November

The Aroma Challenge

Sep 6, 2011

2 girls from Plymouth High School for Girls develop a STEM Challenge.

Winning at The Big Bang South West

Jul 11, 2011

The following is an account by Laura Gould- winner of the Young Engineer for Britain award for Manufacture & Finish.  The award that Laura won was sponsored by TDK Lambda who also kindly provided sponsorship for the whole of the Young Engineer for Britain Group 1 (16-19).

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