Tag Archives: stem

Dstl tackles tech skills shortage

Dstl has been running a 12-week STEM returners programme aimed at giving experienced science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals the confidence to step back in to their careers after taking time away. Those involved have been working on challenging projects; in areas including cyber, information systems and defence and …

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Tech industry strength could lead to London and the South East dominating STEM jobs growth

The current dominance of London and the South East in Tech Industry occupations threatens to further skew the growth of employment in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries in coming years, according to research by jobs market experts Emsi commissioned by education charity EDT. Regions will need to decide how best to retain local young …

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Renishaw engineer named runner up in STEM Inspiration Awards

Stephen Pickles, process development technician at Renishaw, was recently named runner-up in the Outstanding science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) Technician Award category at the UK’s STEM Inspiration Awards. At the ceremony in the House of Lords in London, Pickles was one of the many people who were celebrated for inspiring young people in STEM subjects.  Pickles was nominated by See Science, an independent educational consultancy that …

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RS Components introduces robot-based learning to students and educational establishments

RS Components has announced the availability of a new product, Sphero’s SPRK+ which is designed to provide students with hands-on computer programming education. Sphero embraces the understanding that play is a powerful teacher and its SPRK+ provides engaging activities and lesson plans for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) …

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Women reveal the seven best things about working in tech

Type “women in technology” in the Google search bar and you’ll see words like “we have a long way to go”, “gender pay gap” and “#MeToo.” This is perhaps unsurprising. Earlier this month 20,000 Google employees protested over how Google handles cases of sexual misconduct, gender inequality and systemic racism. …

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RS Components plays a leading role in the ‘electronica Experience’ aimed at the next generation of engineers

RS Components (RS) is playing a major part in the inaugural ‘electronica Experience’ at this year’s electronica trade fair in Munich. Taking place in the brand new Hall C6, the electronica Experience aims to deliver advice and a first-hand technology experience to young people to help inspire them to pursue …

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Manufacturers make school engagement top priority

In partnership with the Careers Enterprise Company, EEF has launched a new guide showing Britain’s manufacturers how to engage with schools effectively to boost the number of talented young people entering the sector as a career. Some of the UK’s largest companies are also helping schools improve their careers advice …

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Tech skills dominated STE(A)M job postings in 2017

Recently released research from Emsi has highlighted just how dominant the technology sector is in STE(A)M job expansion. In the research, commissioned by STE(A)M education charity EDT in partnership with global technology company Leonardo, it was demonstrated that of the major STE(A)M skill categories for which jobs were posted in 2017, …

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‘Geek Girl’ gamers are more likely to study science and technology degrees

Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, according to new research from the University of Surrey. The study, funded by the British Academy and published in the journal Computers in Human Behaviour, found that 13-14 year …

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IET celebrates women in engineering with an exciting new exhibition

A thought-provoking new exhibition is launching at IET London: Savoy Place which will celebrate and showcase women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The launch coincides with Ada Lovelace Day Live! which recognises the most inspirational women in STEM.  Ada Lovelace Day, on Tuesday 9 October, is an annual …

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