Swansea University STEM Ambassador Receives Royal Society Of Biology Outreach And Engagement Award
We are thrilled to congratulate STEM Ambassador Dr Claire Price on this prestigous Award! The Postdoc researcher has been recognised for bringing a science festival to South Wales.
The RSB Outreach and Engagement Awards celebrate researchers who communicate their scientific work using novel methods that effectively engage with their target audiences.
Dr Price curated and delivered the first Bitesize Science Festival in her home town of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales during the summer of 2019 – the first science festival of its kind in the town, and one of the first few to be held outside a university city.
Dr Price also teamed up with the local high school and trained pupils to deliver science activities to younger children, with the help of researchers from Swansea University.
As a result of this, the high school has also launched its first science club to help pupils take part in more outreach and engagement.
A dedicated science communicator, Dr Price also is a science advisor to Abercanaid Community School and has been previously involved in Soapbox Science events, Pint of Science events and other, more specialised science exhibitions.
Dr Price said of receiving the award: “I am completely shocked and awed to have received this award. I got involved in outreach and engagement because I love being able to share my passion for science with others."
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CyberFirst Schools (CFS) encourages collaboration between local schools, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), national and local companies and organisations who share the aim of encouraging young people to engage with computer science and the application of cyber security in every day technology.
NCSC is increasing the scale and ambition of the scheme to formally recognise more schools and colleges across the country who are committed to providing a structured approach to excellence in cyber security education. They are beginning a phased regional rollout with Welsh schools being early participants.
Schools must apply before December 11th.
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TechFest is going digital this year!
TechFest has embraced recent changes in order to continue our mission to promote STEM to a wider audience.
Launch into our first ever digital TechFest programme and we look forward to three weeks of digital presentations and activities from presenters old and new to inform and entertain you.
Our Programme is on the website and further details on how to book a place at one of the digital presentations are all just a click away.
The Activity Weekend (14 & 15 November) is many people's favourite part of TechFest so this year we have made it digital as well. We have two days filled with content from some amazing STEM sources as well as competitions with prizes you won’t want to miss. Activities include Colour Detectives with Aberdeen Science Centre, Amazing Soap Bubbles with Philip Noble, Wobble Nano Jelly Experiment with Really Small Science and much more. These activities will be online for you to browse and pick your favourite experiment to try at home – remember to let us know on social media how you get on!
All details here.
Spotlight on Sustainable Energy Science. Friday 20 November 4pm – 5pm Online
STEM Ambassador Sarah-Jane Potts will introduce her new workshop sessions for KS2/3 pupils on Sustainable Energy. Sarah-Jane can deliver these sessions as a virtual class for pupils.
Using the materials from her work as a Mechanical Engineering Researcher, Sarah-Jane illustrates the importance of Sustainable Engineering in everyday life. This is a marvellous opportunity to explore the adaptation of working with schools online and gain insight into Sustainable Energy Science.
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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.
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