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."
Apply now to become a CyberFirst School or College
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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Spotlight on Jacob’s Engineering. Wednesday 16 December 3pm – 4.30pm Online
Teachers and STEM Ambassadors are invited to attend this session.
Step into the world of Jacobs Engineering with their STEM Ambassadors. A spotlight on the many career routes and the working life of a global company.
STEM Ambassadors will also showcase the schools support they offer through a wide range of activities, challenges and diverse projects.
Jacobs become one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and speciality consulting.
Spotlight on Talking Tech with BCS South Wales. Wednesday 2 December 3pm – 4pm Online
An introduction to a brand new workshop with STEM Ambassadors at the British Computer Society for Wales. For the past few years BCS Ambassadors have delivered very successful schools and community workshops using Lego Kits and Mindstorms robots.
Here they will showcase a new suit of activities with videos, live programming and discussion on the exciting world of Lego Robotics Design and Build. Using new interactive format, the group will show how these activities cross many curricular topics for KS2 and 3 pupils.
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We have a page of 'Online Science Resources' ranging from General Science, which covers a broad range, to specific resources on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Space, Energy and more. On our 'Other Online Resources' page we have listed Careers, Maths, Technology & Engineering and Coding & Computing resources. They are all labelled as suitable for Primary, Secondary or both.
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