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An exciting new partnership to inspire the next generation of scientists was launched at Rolls-Royce HQ in Derby recently. Teachers from local primary schools visited the Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre to celebrate the start of the new initiative, which sees the company joining forces with Discovery Education to support STEM learning.

STEM subjects encompass stereotypically male-dominated careers: science, technology, engineering, and maths. History has always leaned in favour of men within these subjects, which could explain why the number of females in these industries is still low. These damaging stereotypes, as well as preconceptions of what these careers entail, have left industries such as manufacturing wholly unappealing — nearly three-quarters of women admitted to Women in Manufacturing (WiM) they would not consider a career in manufacturing.

The Government’s Year of Engineering campaign has teamed up with iconic comic brand Marvel, to launch a set of fun educational resources to help KS2 students aged 7-11 identify the superhero qualities needed to solve the global challenges we face.

And it features a wealth of inspiration for keeping kids busy and entertained over the Christmas holidays.

Nick Russell, director of Thomasons civil and structural engineering consultancy, discusses the need to inspire the next generation of young engineers and how engineering must be better understood to close the skills gap…

The TCT Inspired Minds Classroom, powered by CREATE Education, is providing 12 schools the opportunity to explore STEM and the ever-expanding industry that is additive manufacturing in a three-hour show floor experience at the TCT Show.

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Friday 17 March 2017

A new education initiative launched at the national Big Bang Fair is opening the door to engineering for children across the country. 

Junior Technology Tournaments are inviting school children to take part in a range of activities that encourages them to think about engineering. 

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Monday 30 January 2017

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Monday 11 July 2016

We can do more to nurture students’ interest and achievement in Science, Design & Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – by showing them the exciting, real-life applications of the subjects. If we want students to be fully equipped for their futures, we need to give them grounding in these subjects and make them aware of the career choices in these fields. 

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Karen Baynes, Director of Barracudas Activity Day Camps, looks at activity day camps and how they can encourage and inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals.

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In 2016 alone a predicted 96,300 new engineers, scientists and technologists are needed to replace the retirements in industry.  Leicester based engineering plastics specialists Nylacast have a unique formula proven to aid the industry skills gap.

The engineering firm which employs over 480 people worldwide and exports engineering solutions to blue chip clients across key industries recently opened its doors once again to local students and their parents as part of a unique open evening.

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