Stem Education

We Need Women In Maths, Science And Up In Space

Katy Brand | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Katy Brand

In her new show, I Could've Been An Astronaut, comedian Katy Brand explores her love of astronomy and her 'crapness' at maths. In the show she also talks about the lack of encouragement girls receive to study STEM subjects - and in an exclusive vlog for HuffPost UK she discusses this further. Katy says that: "Without female engineers and architects, how will we ever get away from massive phallic buildings dominating the sky-line of every city in the world?

Addressing The Impact Of Unconscious Bias On Software Development

Therese Stowell | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Tech
Therese Stowell

Ada Lovelace is known as the world's first computer programmer. Her work with Charles Babbage to create the Analytics Engine, an early predecessor of the modern computer, was followed by the publication of the first, most elaborate and complete programme sketched out by a programmer.

Are We Becoming A Nation Of Techno Nerds?

Katherine Mathieson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech
Katherine Mathieson

STEM subjects don't lead only to 'techno nerd' careers. We don't tell kids they can only write novels if they do English literature A Level, and we don't tell kids that if they take geography A Level, they are destined to make maps for a living. STEM A Levels are a great basis for a wide range of careers and lives.

Four Ways To Encourage Preschoolers' STEM Learning Over The Summer Holidays

Emily Marchant | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Marchant

The summer holidays are the ideal chance to find creative ways of exploring STEM subjects with your child. A relaxed approach, kinder weather and a fun environment can open your child's mind to concepts they have struggled with in the classroom.

Parents Are Key To Getting More Girls In IT

Ellie Bradley | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Bradley

While the wider societal challenges of gender stereotyping will take some time to change, parents can start the process in the home - and there are many resources to help introduce girls to STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) topics and support their interest.

Vince Cable Can Carve Out A New Identity For The Liberal Democrats

Azi Ahmed | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

As leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable has an opportunity to re-brand the party. He will be starting with a clean slate and can carve out distinctive new policies. During the election, I left the Conservatives and joined the Liberal Democrats, but a lot of my friends, and people I talk to, are confused about what the party stands for.

Perceptions Of Women In Engineering Is No Joke

Emelia Galkowska | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Emelia Galkowska

Three engineers visit a school to talk about their careers: two men and a woman. One is a burly Yorkshireman, the other is a tall Southerner and the t...

How Can We Encourage More Women To Pursue STEM Careers?

Quora | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech

I volunteered for five years in an inner urban school district. At first, the teachers told me their students had too troubled a home environment to be able to learn effectively. But it turned out that many of these kids had never even had any math problems corrected.

Encouraging Girls To Stay In STEM

Shelley McKinley | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech
Shelley McKinley

Greater gender balance in these areas can only be achieved if we first increase the number of young women who actually see themselves pursuing STEM into further education. But that is just the beginning. As young women begin STEM studies and careers we have a responsibility to provide mentoring, encouragement, training and support that helps them continue.

We Must Realise The Entrepreneurial Potential Of Every Young Person

Lee Sharma | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Lee Sharma

In the Spring Budget, the UK Chancellor stated that equipping young people for the jobs of tomorrow is the only way of ensuring they have real economi...

So Many STEM Opportunities For Women, So Few Girls Pursuing It Still

Sarah Flannigan | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Flannigan

all women everywhere There will be exciting, varied and rewarding jobs in the future, but if we don't act now there won't be enough people to fill them. More needs to be done to encourage today's 12 and 13-year-old girls to study science subjects at school, and in further and higher education.

How To Improve Gender Diversity In The Technology Industry

Therese Stowell | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Therese Stowell

Although the opportunities for women in STEM are steadily increasing, we are still finding it challenging to attract girls to choose this path and to keep them in the profession as time progresses.

Do You Know The Agenda Behind Your School's STEM Provision?

Rhianna Louise | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rhianna Louise

Does your school take part in Science4Society Week? And does STEM learning there reflect the valuable thinking skills young people should develop, and the just and sustainable world we wish to see?

New Talent Is The Key To Unlocking The Potential Of 3D Printing

Nick Lazaridis | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Lazaridis

We need new champions of this technology who can help manufacturers understand the impact it can have on supply chain and product design. To create these leaders of the future we need to educate and inspire the next generation of designers and engineers to ensure we have the right talent to continue to grow the industry.

By #RewritingTheCode We Can Empower Young Women

Sarah Brown | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Brown

If we want to see a future where no girl is left out of the classroom, the boardroom or the conversation then we need to start rewriting the code that is holding back girls and women, in the same way we can rewrite digital code.

Unleashing The Hidden Figures In Your Organisation To Inspire The Next Generation Of STEM Professionals

Caroline Taylor | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Caroline Taylor

This is an opportunity for any discriminated-against community, and the good news is that STEM jobs are projected to grow at skyrocketing rates in the coming years. According to research, the UK will need almost 1.3 million STEM professionals by 2020, but universities and colleges are only graduating around 71,000 STEM students each year.

Let's Celebrate Creativity In The Classroom

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

In our everyday lives, we need to be creative. Things come up that we didn't plan for: problems we didn't imagine we would have to solve, opportuniti...

Lessons In Ambition From The World's Most Inspirational Women

Edwina Dunn | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Edwina Dunn

As I worked on the book, I noticed something surprising. While the 60 women featured are from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, they never really mentioned 'ambition'. These women are leaders in their professions, breakers of new ground and unafraid of

Theresa May's Industrial Strategy Will Only Succeed With STEAM Power

Dan Harvey | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Harvey

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM disciplines - are the backbone of tech innovation. Yet, bringing tech such as AI from the lab to the home calls for a selection of experts who are not always part of the equation.

March Into Tech - The Battle For Equality Will Be Fought In Code

Lucy Ward | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Lucy Ward

The last couple of weeks in global politics proves that the average woman still has to fight for her right to be heard. Hundreds and thousands of wome...

Learning About The World Is What Science Is - More Children Should Be Encouraged To See It As A Career

Liz Bonnin | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Liz Bonnin

Science simply gives you the means to understand what you are curious about. I think that's why young children have a natural aptitude for it, why they like it so much and do so well at it. Their inherent inquisitiveness is still in overdrive.

Re-Engineering Beauty And The Beast

Edwina Dunn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech
Edwina Dunn

We are simply not doing enough to show young people the many inspiring men and women who are right now working on projects to provide the world with cleaner energy sources, to give us healthier foods, to cure cancer, to provide those without shelter with smart homes and so much more.

Slipping Through The Net: Are Disadvantaged Young People Being Left Further Behind In The Digital Era?

Dame Martina Milburn | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
Dame Martina Milburn

We know there is so much more to do. There needs to be a collaborative approach between government, businesses and organisations to train young people and provide them with an environment where they feel confident and comfortable online. We must work together to ensure every young person reaps the benefits of the digital age.

Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age Of Robots?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

The initial outcomes of our analysis illustrate the impact of a well-rounded education on improving soft skills such as creativity, confidence and problem solving. In addition to fostering a love of learning and an international perspective in our students, we are trying to prepare them with the skills needed to succeed in life; skills which can never be replaced by robots or automation.

Our Entrepreneurial Environment Has Never Been Better. But There Is Still Work to Do

Annabel Denham | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Annabel Denham

The decision by the Chancellor to scrap the Autumn Statement altogether was also welcome - fewer Budgets will mean entrepreneurs can better plan for the future. We now wait for the weightier Spring Budget to see if Philip Hammond will take real action to cut the most destructive taxes and simplify incentives to boost UK entrepreneurship.