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Bringing together student primary teachers, STEM-subject academics and S5 pupils

The UWS Summer STEM Academy 2018 is an innovative new way to bring together student primary teachers, STEM-subject academics and S5 pupils.

The 2018 STEM Academy is being held on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July at UWS Paisley campus, and will:

  • bring together student primary teachers, STEM-subject academics and S5 pupils,
  • provide student primary teachers with industry and science experience,
  • bring teachers and S5 pupils into an academic environment aligned with industry,
  • develop STEM activities that parents and pupils can use at home,
  • create stronger engagement with our local communities,
  • enhance career opportunities for pupils and students,
  • develop strong partnerships for educational collaboration,
  • encourage S6 pupils to participate in a mentoring and training programme.

The Academy is also a great opportunity for student primary teachers to improve their science and STEM subject teaching, working with our experts, and partner organisations.

On Tuesday 10th July all delegates will complete the forensic investigation in the forensic laboratory. Both the primary programme exploring shapes and investigative techniques for primary and secondary schools will be delivered.

All delegates will also undertake the engineering challenge which has the potential to be developed by the University and pilot trials undertaken in local communities. The Molecule Hunt will also be available to all delegates and the resources will be provided for running hunts in primaries and secondary schools.

On Wednesday 11th July there will be nine interactive workshops with training provided and the underlying Science explained. Kits will be available to students/pupils who have undertaken the training. All student teachers and pupils will be allocated five workshops with the opportunity to participate in and experience every workshop.

Our Summer STEM Academy will aim to create partnerships between UWS, secondary and primary schools.

It’s a great opportunity for student primary teachers to become more familiar with how sciences are taught and developed in secondary education; and to gain a greater awareness of career prospects in STEM subjects.

Book your place at the UWS Summer STEM Academy (visitors only)

Book your place at the UWS Summer STEM Academy (pupils only)

To discuss our STEM Academy in more detail contact Dr Margaret Ritchie, UWS School of Education on 01292 886000 or email margaret.ritchie@uws.ac.uk

Timetable

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We have prepared an exciting programme of keynote lectures, workshops and lightning talks for this year’s Summer STEM Academy. The schedule can be downloaded below.

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Our partners include:

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • University of St Andrews
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)
  • A.Vogel
  • Denford
  • TIMSTAR
  • Data Harvest
  • Science @ Cwaben
  • The Solar Spark
  • F1 in Schools
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UWS Summer STEM Academy

Paisley

10 July

13:00 - 22:00