All About STEM EVENTS
DBS ID Checking for New & Existing STEM Ambassadors in the All About STEM offices
If the advertised dates for DBS ID Checking are not convenient, we would be happy to see you at either of our offices in Maghull (L31 6DE) or Liverpool (L1 0AH). Please email Helen and specify which office you would like to visit together with a couple of dates and times that are suitable to you. We will check our diary for availability and confirm a mutually agreeable appointment. You will need to allow 10-15 minutes for the ID Check.
STEM Ambassador Training – Royal Statistical Society
Think maths is important but not sure how you could promote it? Do you want to help inspire school students but not sure where to start?
Following on from the success of the Operational Research Society training we offered back in May 2018, we’re delighted that STEM Ambassador and Chair of the regional Royal Statistical Society (RSS) group, Dr Laura Bonnett has offered to host a follow-on session to provide some practical training based around the Hands-On Statistics activities developed by the RSS for use in a range of classroom and public engagement contexts.
The session will be suitable for anyone interested in running workshops to enthuse children in maths, in schools, colleges, universities, at events or in club settings. No prior experience is necessary – just enthusiasm to show young people how important maths is!
There is no charge to STEM Ambassadors for the training.
Arrival is from 16:00 for refreshments and networking, for a 16:30 start. The event will end around 18:00.
Unilever Bright Futures Programme 2018-19 – Teacher Twilight
All About STEM is delighted to again be working with Unilever, for a third consecutive year, to facilitate the company’s ‘Bright Futures’ Programme. We wish to invite teachers interested in finding out more about what the programme will entail, and how to get their school involved, to attend this year’s programme launch event and hear all about it, direct from Unilever staff.
4pm – Arrival and refreshments
4.30-6pm – Introductory presentation followed by a site tour and a taster of the planned school activities
6-7pm – Buffet, networking and linking with key Unilever staff
*“Through our Unilever Bright Future Programme, we will immerse you and your students in the science and technology behind some of the world’s best loved brands. Port Sunlight has been home to Unilever research and development for over 100 years in this time we have accumulated world class expertise and facilities. Over the course of this programme we will share the essence of how we deploy science, technology, engineering and mathematics in product development and take you on a journey through; the psychology of our consumers, the chemistry behind our products, the engineering feasibility of manufacturing, how we use digital advancements to aid our development and the technology behind our packaging innovations.”*
N.B. Only schools in attendance at this Teacher Twilight event will have the chance of securing a place on the programme. However, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all schools who attend on the evening will definitely gain a place.
If you have been involved with the Programme in previous years, a teacher representative from your school still needs to attend this year’s Teacher Twilight event to have a chance of securing a student team place for the rest of the Programme. The twilight event is a great opportunity for school staff to get an insight into one of our local businesses and to identify ways of putting curriculum into context. Please do encourage your colleagues to attend, even if they wouldn’t be involved with a student team moving forward. Perhaps the event could be used as departmental CPD?
Schools will be invited to enter a team of 4 students from Y8 or 9 in a challenge, to be judged by industry leaders.
The school teams will visit the Unilever site in November, 2018, (date to be confirmed) for a day of workshops and activities, introducing them to the range of departments across the company and enabling them to understand the variety of processes involved in the production of Unilever products.
Following on from this activity, students will be set a project brief, presenting their work to Unilever staff at a judging and celebration event on site at a later date (Date to be confirmed but likely to be in March/April 2019).
Students will then have the option of submitting their project work into the National Big Bang Young Scientists and Engineers Competition heats at the Big Bang North West in July 2019, and for British Science Association CREST Award accreditation.