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STEM Education and Outreach

Organisations and initiatives that support STEM education community of teachers, technicians and other professionals supporting science education.

Sheffield High School

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Photo: Kathryn Boulton-Pratt with pupils at Sheffield High School

Association for Science Education is a community of teachers, technicians and other professionals supporting science education. The ASE is an independent and open forum for debate and promotes excellence in science teaching and learning.

Born To Build - Construction is one of the biggest industries to work in, both in the UK and Worldwide. There is something for everybody whether you are good at maths and sciences, wood work or ICT or just love organising. Why not find out if a career in construction is right for you and whether you’re Born To Build.

Career Academies UK leads and supports a movement of over 1000 employers and over 120 schools and colleges, working together to raise the aspirations of 16 to 19-year-olds.

The Centre for Science Education (CSE) is a research and business development unit at Sheffield Hallam University specialising in STEM subjects, in particular, science. CSE creates, manages and delivers resources, projects and initiatives to support teachers and students at all levels of education.

Chemistry With Cabbage provide safe workshops featuring chemistry experiments that children do themselves using household chemicals and proper equipment. The workshops are suitable for KS2, 3 and 4 students and provides teachers with loads of ideas to try themselves.

Construction Youth Trust is a registered charity working with young people to help them access training, education and employment opportunities in construction.

CREST is a project-based awards scheme for the STEM subjects managed by the British Science Association. Its nationally recognised CREST award schemes support enrichment activities aimed to inspire and engage 5-19 year olds.

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils in English primary and secondary schools by challenging educational disadvantage, sharing evidence and finding out what works.

Engineering Development Trust (EDT) provides STEM enrichment activities for UK youth. EDT's range of work related learning schemes provide opportunities for 11-21 year olds to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led projects, industrial placements and specialised courses. EDT help develop partnerships, build links between education and industry and help organisations reach talent and connect with young engineers and scientists across the UK.

Engineers without borders UK is an organisation that creates massive small change by empowering thousands of new engineers to remove barriers to human development.

EWB-UK Outreach is a network of students and professional engineers who run free workshops, festivals and other events at schools and youth groups with the aim of getting young people interested in engineering and STEM subjects.

Generating Genius works with high-achieving students from disadvantaged communities throughout their secondary school careers to help them acquire the skills they need to win places at top universities.

Girls into STEM offers 40 grants in total, 20 for the VEX IQ Challenge and 20 for the VEX Robotics Competition. To be eligible to receive one of these grants from National Grid for the VEX Robotics kits you agree to assemble an all female team with a minimum of 5 members.

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. What do you want to change?

The goto Foundation is a non-profit organisation promoting computer science. The foundation aims to make computer science more meaningful to the general public, generate interest and excitement in computing and help to create a tech savvy workforce.

Ignite! Futures promotes creativity in learning. Ignite! works with young people to reveal and develop their capacity for creativity and creative thinking.

Ignition is a programme of creative science activities and events in the East Midlands aimed at creating and nurturing young champions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Ingenious Busking - Sharing the importance and thrill of Engineering through Street Theatre.

Inspiring the Future is a free service across England with volunteers from all sectors and professions going into state secondary schools and colleges to talk about their jobs and sectors. Anyone can volunteer with Inspiring the Future - you can be a young Apprentice, graduate recruit or a seasoned Chief Executive - young people will benefit from hearing about your experiences. You offer to visit a local state school or college for 'one hour, once a year'

Manic Science run science parties for kids and summer camps for schools.

Mind the Gap is a consortium of 5 partners from the UK, Netherlands and Spain who are all committed to promoting & teaching STEM subjects and are passionate about addressing the ongoing skills gap in the sector within the EU and especially the shortfall of women & increasing STEM drop-out rates of girls.

The National STEM Centre houses the largest open collection of resources for teachers of science, design and technology, engineering and mathematics in the UK.

Nesta is an independent charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills.

Restech We show young students the world of robots. Providing the knowledge and resources so they can create their own; in an exciting, all inclusive environment.

SATRO is an educational charity which aims to help young people in schools and colleges to discover what the world of work is all about – to enthuse them about their future and help them to realise their potential. It brings together schools, colleges and business runs programmes within schools that enhance young people’s understanding of business, science and technology

Science Learning Centres are a network of nine regional Centres funded by the Department for Education and Skills and the Wellcome-funded National Centreoffering professional development for those involved in science education, including secondary science teachers, technicians, primary teachers and those teaching citizenship.

Science2U - we know all the hurdles teachers need to cross to organise a school trip including transport costs! This is where we can really help you – why organise a trip out when we can bring the science to you!

SEPnet (The South East Physics Network) is a consortium of nine partner Physics Departments working together to advance and sustain physics as a strategically important subject in the South East of England. SEPnet Outreach’s aim is to bring the excitement, innovation and knowledge of physics to students, teachers and the public through events and activities. SEPnet is committed to creating greater diversity and widening participation in physics education, research and physics-related industry.

Smallpeice Trust is an Educational Charity that promotes STEM careers to students aged 11-16 through STEM days and Residential Courses.

SMART STEMs is about encouraging, involving and inspiring more people from different demographics into STEM. The first mission of SMART STEMs 2015 is to inspire young girls – aged 11 to 18 years old – to become the great thinkers and creators of tomorrow.

STEM Careers Database. An openly accessible STEM careers resources database, which brings together several existing catalogues of STEM careers materials.

STEM Education Centre London offers high-quality CPD in all STEM subjects and across all phases.

STEMNET creates opportunities to inspire young people in STEM to develop their creativity, problem-solving and employability skills. STEM Ambassadors are people from STEM backgrounds who volunteer as inspiring role models for young people. The STEM Ambassadors Programme enables teachers to make links from the curriculum to how STEM is practised in the world of work.

Sutton Trust aims to improve educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds and increase social mobility.

Teacher Scientist Network (TSN) is a network of one-to-one teacher-scientist partnerships with a wide portfolio of teacher-led supporting activites. TSN aims to support and encourage teachers to deliver up-to-date and relevant science, to encourage scientists to interact with teachers and children and to help counteract the ‘eccentric boffin’ stereotype of scientists.

The Tech Partnership is creating the skills for the digital economy. We act for the good of all by inspiring young people about technology, accelerating the flow of talented people from all backgrounds into technology careers, and helping companies develop the technology skills they need for the future.

Teentech run one day events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology. The events are a collaboration, bringing together key professional organisations to create a special experience for young people.

Tomorrow's Engineers is more than a one stop shop for information and resources about the amazing careers available in engineering. They also run a schools programme to help inspire the next generation of engineers.

VEX IQ Challenge presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides primary and early secondary school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-cantered learning. 

VEX Robotics Competition presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics program globally with more than 12,000 teams from 32 countries playing in over 1,000 tournaments worldwide. 

Young Engineers inspires young people to develop an interest in engineering, and in doing so, recognise the importance and excitement of engineering as a future career.

Young Engineering and Science Clubs - Scotland’s leading source of inspiration, excitement and resources for young scientists and engineers.

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