Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

Still too few women in Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

By Lena | 7 Nov, 2011 | 0 Comments
Still too few women in Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The IOP has responded to a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) inquiry on women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) . Women are severely under-represented in the STEM sector and many organisations are concerned about this, especially given the economic importance of STEM to the country. There have been many attempts to increase number […]

Cracking feats of engineering at AWE’s Schools Engineering Challenge 2011

By Lena | 26 Aug, 2011 | 1 Comment
Cracking feats of engineering at AWE’s Schools Engineering Challenge 2011

How to save an egg from destruction was the challenge facing ten school-groups from across the South East when they arrived at the annual AWE engineering challenge in Tadley. The task, which was put together by a team of AWE’s engineering graduates, saw the young engineers design and build a structure to protect an egg from […]

Institute of Physics calls for every school to have a physics specialist

By Lena | 12 Nov, 2010 | 0 Comments
Institute of Physics calls for every school to have a physics specialist

Following the publication today of the National Audit Office’s (NAO) Report, ‘Educating the next generation of scientists’, the Institute of Physics (IOP) has called for the recruitment of at least one physics specialist in every school science department. At present, around 500 schools send no students on to do physics A-level. Analysis shows that the […]

Today’s phsyics news: Thursday, 14 October 2010

By Lena | 14 Oct, 2010 | 0 Comments

In today’s news: pictures of an asteroid collision, the Lib Dem’s revolt against raising tuition fees, STEM spending and the public, and does the life-friendly exoplanet really exist?

Today’s physics news: Thursday, 2 September 2010

By Lena | 2 Sep, 2010 | 0 Comments

Stephen Hawking says universe not created by God Physics, not a creator, made the Big Bang, Hawking claims in his new book Guardian Times Telegraph Independent    Galileo saw more than he admitted An historian has brought Galileo’s admirers down to earth by suggesting that he probably lied when he claimed not to have seen […]

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