See Science is committed to supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) delivery across the whole of Wales to all schools, FE colleges HE Institutions and community groups.
We offer a range of products and services that support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects in Wales within a real world context.
Workshops and Projects
See Science offer a variety of bilingual STEM workshops and CPD for schools and businesses which can be tailored to suit your individual needs – read more here.
STEM Ambassador Hub Wales
See Science coordinate the STEM Ambassador Hub in Wales to help inspire young people about STEM.
We keep schools in Wales informed about high-quality activities that they can access to enrich and enhance the STEM curriculum and enable them to use a range of STEM Ambassadors, so that teachers can incorporate into their teaching exemplary links to the world of work.
Participating in the STEM Ambassador programme is easier than ever via the STEM Ambassador website, designed to put you in control of your STEM Ambassador experience.
How do I use the website to engage with STEM Ambassadors?
You can register and request a STEM Ambassador through the website whenever you want and wherever you are.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.
Registering and requesting a STEM Ambassador via the website is quick and easy. You can access the website on your smartphone, tablet or PC whenever it's convenient.
CREST is Britain’s largest national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. CREST brings science to life by offering young people aged 11-19 opportunities to explore real world projects in an exciting and innovative way.
See Science is the Regional CREST Support Organisation (RCSO) Wales. We provide expert guidance throughout the CREST Awards scheme.
Read more about See Science and CREST here.
Resources, activities and providers
"The project has definitely strengthened transition links, made us consider teaching skills in different ways and equipped pupils with a stronger drive to pursue a career in science in the future. Many thanks all!! Please feel free to pilot any schemes on our family of schools in the future."
Read more feedback and testimonials about See Science's services and projects here.
Youth Industrial Strategy Competition
The Youth Industrial Strategy Competition is a new national STEM initiative that aims to inspire and challenge young people aged 11 to 19
It provides real-world opportunities for young people to engage with cutting-edge research and product design ideas around the four areas of the Industrial Strategy: Artificial Intelligence & Data, Ageing Society, Clean Growth, and the Future of Mobility.
We are calling on young people to enter the Competition with innovative solutions that have the potential to change our future industries, society and the environment. Finalists for the Competition will attend the national finals of the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham in March 2020 and be judged for both.
Students can work on their own or as part of a team to create their own science or technology project based on the Grand Challenges.
See Science will be able to offer some schools a free Discovery Day between July and October. If you are interested in hosting a Discovery Day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in order to discuss further.
Entries which meet the Youth Industrial Strategy Competition criteria will also be eligible for a CREST Award, the British Science Association's award scheme for STEM project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.
Entries for the competition need to be submitted by November 2019. Go here for more details
Robots and STEM Ambassadors at Margam Park
A big THANK YOU to STEM Ambassadors from the British Computer Society South Wales for taking 'Lego Mindstorms Robots' into the community - at Margam Country Park this August. Engaging and educational workshops were enjoyed by all on numerous days during the summer holidays!
STEM Ambassador Paul Bulmer reports:
"It was a very busy day today. Started off steady but by 12 through to 2pm it got really busy- full of bodies! At that point we could of done with about 4 guides. They certainly appeared to enjoy the day with many excellent questions from the children with many of them building and programming their own models."
Chair person Jeremy White:
"We’re working with See Science / Gweld Gwyddoniaeth, the organisation that promotes STEM activities in Wales, to put on six Robot Days at Margam Castle. Our approach is quite simple – using LEGO MindStorms robots to introduce young people to coding and using video to show how this scales up to the sort of industrial control used in manufacturing around Wales."
Register your school now for the FIRST® Tech Challenge
FIRST® Tech Challenge: To make STEM less intimidating, more accessible and diverse - using robots and inspirational role models from industry to fuel a talent pipeline of future innovators.
Take part in a galactic robotics competition for ages 12-18 powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. In teams, students design, build and programme a robot to take on the global FIRST® Tech Challenge.
Adopt real-world roles with support from an industry mentor and develop the skills to become tomorrow's STEM innovators. Rise to the challenge.
It's more than robots. Working in teams, students embark on a 6-month challenge to build a metropolis that's out of this world. Adopting real-world roles and an industry mentor, teams design, build and programme a robot to compete in tournaments.
18th Annual Welsh Physics Teachers Conference
Book NOW for the Institute of Physics Welsh Physics Teachers Conference on 9th October 2019 at Christ College Brecon.
Speakers will be Professor Andrew Evans: Head of Department - Physics, Aberystwyth University, Professor Averil Macdonald OBE and Professor Alun Vaughan University of Southampton.
There are also a wide range of workshops to choose from.
Details and booking here.
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