Just trying to find out more about
STEM partnerships , which I heard about this week. From the web site
http://www.stempartnership.com : "The Partnership is part of a national effort to attract greater numbers of young people to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics sectors. It is essential to the economic future of Scotland that these sectors are thriving and competitive in a regional as well as global context. Working together, the intention is that schools and the public across Tayside will have access to a wider range of activities to enable them to both consider STEM as an exciting and viable career path and to understand the role of STEM in society."
Incluses link to
A Science Strategy for Scotland (52 page, pdf), which I didn't know existed… must have a quick read through. Dates from 2001, presumably hasn't been superseded. Starts with good quote, new to me:
SCIENCE KNOWS NO COUNTRY, BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE BELONGS TO
HUMANITY, AND IS THE TORCH WHICH ILLUMINATES THE WORLD.
SCIENCE IS THE HIGHEST PERSONIFICATION OF THE NATION
BECAUSE THAT NATION WILL REMAIN THE FIRST WHICH CARRIES
THE FURTHEST THE WORKS OF THOUGHT AND INTELLIGENCE.
There's a busy
calendar of events with many events each month this year. Looks like it's about a year old; archived calendars go back to Jan 2005.
Is there anything like this going on in East Lothian? Engagement with these subjects is an issue for us too. I've seen the
Science Fun Road Show from Edinburgh University in Preston Lodge last year, but not aware of anything extending into the Technology, Engineering and Maths areas.