Independent research in schools: How you can impact STEM uptake
Members from industry and academia are invited to hear from 2019 WISE Technician Award winner, Susan Harris, Lead Science Technician at Benenden School.
Through targeted interventions and collaboration with businesses and universities, Susan has seen an increase of approx. 30% in students applying to study STEM subjects at university. Specifically Susan will share her experience of linking up with local universities and businesses to conduct research projects with students from year 9 (13-14 year olds) upwards.
The short presentation will be followed by a Q&A
This webinar is for WISE members.
Susan is Lead Science Technician at Benenden School,
Susan says: “Over the last 5 years, I have initiated and run a plethora of research programmes for students at Benenden, working with universities and industry getting students involved in STEM based projects from as early as year 9. I have organised several events providing female students from both Benenden and schools across Kent, the opportunity to meet successful female role models from a diverse range of STEM field.
“I run a monthly woman in science lecture programme and several STEM-based clubs.
“Over time, Benenden has seen an increase of approximately 30% in students applying to study STEM subjects at university and have many past students in fantastic roles in the STEM workplace.”