March 20th 2018 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Review of 2017

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STEM

STEM Scotland 2017

The STEM Scotland 2017 conference reported on the Scottish Government's 2017 consultation on their approach to delivering high-quality STEM education and training. By bringing together a variety of stakeholders from primary and secondary education, industry, and local and national government, this event allowed delegates to explore the latest education developments, talk about the solutions being sought and champion best practice in planning for ensuring Scotland;s vital STEM sectors are well-supplied with skilled graduates. 

The 2017 event allowed delegates to:

  • Hear about the latest initiatives for teachers delivering STEM subjects
  • Consider how schools can improve their science and maths teaching delivering through informative case studies and best-practice workshops 
  • Explore how schools and industry can form partnerships to engage students
  • Consider STEM employment trends & interventions needed beyond the classroom:  gender gap, retaining STEM employees, back to work support

We were delighted to welcome key contributions from:

  • Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Scottish Government
  • Paul Beaumont, Head of Section, Scottish Education Research Centre
  • Derek McInally, Principal Teacher of Technology, Webster's High School
  • Professor Ian Allison, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing, the University of the West of Scotland
  • Amanda Gray, Scottish Stemette, Regional Associate, Stemettes
  • Margaret Craw, Physics Teacher and responsible for Developing the Young Workforce, ‎Dalziel High School
  • Irene Johnson, Head Teacher, Thornton Primary School
  • Professor Phillip John, Executive Chair, SCHOLAR Forum
  • Sinead O Donnell, Head of HR, Power & Control, Raytheon UK