Glynis Perkin and Raimat Ali have been invited to speak at Inside Government’s ‘The Future of STEM Skills in the UK’ forum being held in London on 2nd April 2014. The aim of the event is to provide delegates with the opportunity to look at what is needed to strengthen the STEM sector in the UK and the opportunities that are available for the development of STEM skills. Glynis and Raimat will present a case study detailing the student-led activities that were initiated at Loughborough University with the help of STEM funding.
CEDE in conjunction with colleagues from The Open University are hosting a workshop on Wednesday 16th April on 1st Floor Keith Green Building, Loughborough University. This workshop will focus on the level of practical skills of new undergraduates and explore to what extent technology can improve these skills. There will be presentations highlighting current practice and attendees will also work in small groups to tease out solutions to problems. The event will culminate with a panel discussion. We are pleased to have Professor Scott Lockyer from Eon, a RAEng Visiting Professor in The Department of Materials, as one of our panel members to bring an industry perspective to the discussion.
Booking is now open – further details and a link to the booking system is available from the HEA web page: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/STEM_Eng_16-04-2014 .
We are grateful for financial support from HEA STEM towards the running of this workshop.