January 31, 2011 - 1:05 pm
The programme of FREE CPD for STEM club leaders is taking place this term in schools across the region. The CPD will take the form of a 2 hour twilight session, delivered by a STEM club leader, and is aimed at club leaders. It doesn’t matter what stage you are at with your club – new or well established. The session will look at the common issues associated with running a club and show you strategies for overcoming them.
You will benefit from:
- Hands-on practical ideas for STEM club activities;
- An action planning session for your own club;
- Networking with other local STEM club leaders;
- The chance to develop your club leader skills.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
To apply for a place please visit: http://www.stemclubs.net/news-events/cpd/
||16:00 – 18:00
||St Thomas More Roman Catholic High School
||16:00 – 18:00
||Framwellgate School (hosted at SLCNE)
||16:00 – 18:00
||Cramlington Learning Village
||16:00 – 18:00
||Hurworth School Maths and Computer College
||King Edward VI School
January 27, 2011 - 3:34 pm
The Biology Challenge is an online competition for schools in the UK, open to students in Year 9/Year 10 in England and Wales, Year 10/Year 11 in Northern Ireland and S2/S3 in Scotland.
The deadline for applications for this year’s competition is Monday 31st January 2011.
The Challenge aims to:
- encourage students in their interest in Biology
- involve as many students as possible in a challenging and interesting biology competition
- act as a junior version of the British Biology Olympiad, thus raising its profile and encouraging participation
The Challenge consists of two levels of 30 minute papers to maximise participation and provide flexibility. Schools conduct the Challenge in various ways to best suit their students, ensuring that they enjoy participating. The 2011 Challenge may be taken between Monday 14th and Friday 25th March.
Questions are set on the school curriculum but the Challenge also rewards those students whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural history programmes and taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest, and students who are generally aware of our natural flora and fauna.
For further information visit the British Biology Olympiad website.
- 2:56 pm
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 5.00pm on Monday, 7 February 2011
Deadline for Full Proposals: 5.00pm on Thursday, 10 March 2011
The Royal Academy of Engineering is supporting the National HE STEM Programme through collaborations with the Higher Education Institutions to encourage the exploration of new approaches to recruiting students and delivering programmes of study in engineering. It will enable the transfer of good practice across the HE STEM sector, facilitate its wider adoption, and encourage innovation.
Funding has been secured to support engineering activity in England and Wales. Working in collaboration with the HEA Engineering Subject Centre, this is the last invitation to HE staff involved in Engineering Education to bid for funding and support for development projects in support of the aims of the National HE STEM Programme. Proposals will be accepted from any Welsh or English HEI working in collaboration with partner HEIs and/or the Academy. The Programme will not seek to undertake short-term interventions, but will focus on sustainable activities with the potential to achieve long-term impact within the Higher Education sector.
Proposals should be related to one of the following three proposals:
- 1 HE Innovation Projects including Employer Engagement
- 2 Engineering for Society: Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering Education
- 3 Education Research
The Royal Academy of Engineering is inviting proposals from individuals or small teams of staff who are interested in developing innovative activity in one of the three key themes mentioned above. They will provide funding and support in undertaking one-year projects, and will require the learning from projects to be reported to the Academy for further dissemination across the sector.
To find out more about the nature and purpose of this call, please visit the London Engineering Project website.
For full details about the submission process and details about selection criteria, as well as examples of successful projects which have already been funded in earlier rounds, please visit the application page
January 26, 2011 - 10:34 am
A joint event between the Newcastle & District Branch and the Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group
26th January 2011
Denis Edgar-Nevill FBCS CITP
Chair of the Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group
No one is quite sure about what a Cyberwar is. At what point do we stop talking about Cybercrime and start talking about Cyberwar? The explosion of news in December reporting the first great cyberwar unleashed as a consequence of perceived attacks on WikiLeaks has resulted in the term acquiring a new celebrity in thousands of column inches in news papers, website pages and hours of TV reports. It’s almost as if we assume everyone understands the term.
This presentation will look at the development of the concept of Cyberwar and parallels with conventional warfare. It will discuss the technologies being used to wage war and the stages of events which can take place. Examples of groups engaged in these activities and their motivations together with the defences being mounted by governments and companies.
The event will be held in room 007 of the Prospect Building of the University of Sunderland Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St. Peter’s. It will start at 19:00 although light refreshments will be available from 18:30.
The Prospect Building is number 41 on the map of the University of Sunderland Campuses.
If driving do not forgot to print the Car Park Notice to receive free car parking at the University.
January 20, 2011 - 1:35 pm
Volunteering programme helping IT employers to inspire students
IT Ambassadors aims to harness the enthusiasm of people who work in technology to inspire more students to take up rewarding careers in IT.
"We’re helping employers to provide meaningful support to schools by sharing our lessons learnt from the many activities that we have organised for schools. We provide companies with best practice materials such as template activities, presentations and hints and tips for volunteers that e-skills UK has acquired through years of experience."
Visit IT Ambassadors to make the most of the resources available. The scheme is also partner of STEM Ambassadors. Contact email@example.com to be kept up-to-date with news and any opportunities in your area.
- 10:35 am
Are you inspired by science and technology?
If you live in Newcastle, are over the age of 16 and would be interested in making short films about areas of scientific interest, a new volunteering opportunity has just become available. STEM Reporter Volunteers will be learning how to shoot and edit films and then making video reports on advancements taking place locally in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The reports will then be uploaded to the Newcastle Science City website. http://www.newcastlesciencecity.com The website already contains a great deal of information and the Community Engagement pages include an Events Diary where you can see what is going on each month. For example, the third week of March 2011 is designated as Science Week so there will be a range of events that STEM Reporters can choose to report on. Keep an eye on the website for updates. If you aren’t sure what is going on and need help to choose, the training planned for mid February will help you decide which topic or event you want to get involved in and which roles you will be most comfortable with eg writing scripts, operating equipment, front of camera reporting, editing and uploading etc.
Full training in all aspects of the roles will be provided by Swingbridge Media and all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed by CSV.
You don’t have to have any prior experience of film-making but if you do, you will be more than welcome to join the team and share your skills with others. The hours are flexible and training times will be arranged to suit the majority.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Kath Patton at CSV on 0191 2326616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 18, 2011 - 9:54 am
STEM Outreach organises induction sessions for new volunteers once a month. If you would like to become a STEM Ambassador, meet other enthusiastic people and talk about your work and STEM passions to students, please come along! We will talk about STEM Ambassadors programme, activities you could deliver in schools, help you can get and CRB requirements.
Date: Wednesday 26th January 2011
Location: 604 Parsons Building, Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA
To register your attendance please contact: Anna Fraszczyk by email: email@example.com or call: 0191 200 4453.
January 17, 2011 - 11:29 am
Invitation to Northern Architecture’s New Education Programme Launch January & February 2011
Teachers and Educators are invited to the launch of Northern Architecture’s new Education Programme at three exemplar educational venues across the region:
Darlington Education Village,
Salters Lane South,
4.30-6pm Thursday 27 January
Cramlington Educational Village,
4.30-6pm Monday 31 January
Cardinal Hume School,
Old Durham Road,
4.30-6pm Wednesday 2 February 2011
The events are an opportunity to:
Meet Northern Architecture’s Education team
Learn what we can offer teachers and pupils
Talk to teachers already using our workshops their schools.
Take part in a short hands-on taster from one of the workshops
Take away a copy of our new Educational Programme Brochure.
Northern Architecture believes that encouraging children and young people to look at, question and think creatively about their built environment has valuable educational benefits. We offer innovative programmes that enable participants to develop the ability to understand and explore architecture. We believe that encouraging children and young people to look at, question and think creatively about their built environment has valuable educational benefits. We work in both formal and informal learning settings to raise aspirations with pupils and teachers, addressing the National Curriculum through local, regional and national initiatives.
Events are free, but please reserve your place online. For more information and to reserve places see www.northernarchitecture.com
Contact Sara or Emma on 0191 260 2191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com