March 20th 2019 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Review of 2018

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STEM Scotland 2018

The STEM Scotland 2018 conference reported on the Scottish Government's strategy to boost STEM education and uptake. At the heart of this strategy is a commitment to raising attainment through an improved enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and to encouraging the uptake of specialist STEM skills to mitigate existing skills shortages.

The 2017 event allowed delegates to:

  • Explore the current STEM landscape
  • Examine the key myths and challenges surrounding STEM careers as well as examining what more we can be doing to improve access to industry
  • Discuss and debate the key challenges facing the teaching workforce when promoting and delivering STEM subjects and understand what they can do to deliver the STEM workforce of the future
  • Celebrate the success stories by looking at case studies and good practice to build an understanding of what more can be done with STEM teaching
  • Plus much more

We were delighted to welcome key contributions from:

  • Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Scottish Government
  • Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President, The Royal Society of Edinburgh and Visiting Professor, Astrophysics, University of Oxford
  • John Keenan, Partnerships Manager, CITB
  • Dr Ollie Folayan, Chairman, The Association for BME Engineers
  • Professor Phillip John, Executive Chair of SCHOLAR, Heriot-Watt University
  • Jo Blewett, Programme Manager for the A9 Dualling Programme, Transport Scotland 
  • Christine Percival, CEO, The Knowledge Partnership
  • Grant Kearney, Depute Head Teacher, Pitlochry High School
  • Cameron Grant Coupar, Graduate Bridge Engineer, Jacobs
  • Ken Muir, Chief Executive, General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS)
  • Professor Kay Livingston, Professor of Educational Research Policy and Practice, University of Glasgow
  • Rebecca MacLennan, Programme Director, Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland
  • Lizzy Jenkins, The Reach Project, University of St Andrews 
  • Sarah Brown, Head Teacher, Kinross High School
  • Marc Fleming, Curriculum Manager for Built Environment Technicians and Interior Design, Fife College
  • Margaret Craw, Physics Teacher, Dalziel High School
  • Keith Neish, Engineering Manager, WorleyParsons
  • Niall Hardie, E-Learning Manager, Glasgow Clyde College
  • Stephanie Ebert, Head of Outreach, HYPED

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