STEM and industry awareness are a key aspect for secondary school students.
The Engineering Development Trust are the biggest deliverer of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) activities for schools in Scotland. 8 innovative STEM programmes are available for S1 to S6 and are delivered via 11 regional HUBs. EDT are already working in partnership with several Authorities.
Attached is the full programme of activities which run from a class industry visit ( Open Industry), a ten week (Go4SET) and six months ( EES), teams stem challenges, to a fully paid, one years, pre university work placement (The Year in Industry)
- All stem programmes are accredited through CREST (creativity in science and technology) Bronze, Silver, Gold. or the CMI.
- All programmes are industry linked with local company participation, for early industry / school contact.
- Every team’s teacher gains CPD, as well as visiting local industry with teams, and gaining industry awareness.
- There is no fee to any school, team or individual student, who participates in an EDT stem activity.
- EDT Stem activities have been created with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind.
Google’s first Science Fair has just been announced via the Google Teacher Newsletter.
On 11 January, 2011, we are launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO Group to create a new STEM competition that is more open, accessible and global than ever before. We are reaching out to educators prior to launch to let you know “the Google Science Fair is coming” and to extend an invitation to schools and teachers to get involved early in our global competition.
To sign up for fun and free resource kits for your classroom or school (with bookmarks, stickers, posters and more!) and a reminder notification when GSF registration opens, please visit the Google Science Fair at: https://www.google.com/sciencefair
The Google Science Fair is a global competition that any student aged 13 – 18 from around the world is eligible to enter. Students can enter as individuals or as teams of up to three. There is no entry fee and registration and submission will happen online. The deadline for submissions will be the 4 April, 2011. The Science Fair will culminate in a “once in a lifetime” celebratory event at Google headquarters in California in July 2011 where finalists will compete for internships, scholarships and prizes in front of a panel of celebrity scientist judges including Nobel Laureates, tech visionaries and household names.
We want to celebrate and champion great young scientific talent and give students from around the world the opportunity to compete for amazing experiences, prizes, scholarships and internships. We hope you are as excited about this upcoming competition as we are are!