On Thursday 5 July the Centre hosted a Teacher Zone at the Big Bang Eastern Fair, providing briefings, resources and the opportunity to explore ways of inspiring students’ aspirations in STEM subjects and careers.
On the day around 2,000 secondary age students attended from schools across the eastern region. STEM employers and stakeholders, and University of Hertfordshire schools of engineering and technology, computer science, life and medical sciences and health and social care provided interactive STEM activities for students. The aim of the Big Bang Fair is to inspire future scientists and engineers.
The Centre for STEM Education, within the School of Education, delivers continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for science, technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers, lecturers, support staff and technicians.
The Centre's aim is to inspire learning in STEM subjects. It draws on cutting edge research and practice across the University in areas such as education, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, astronomy, ecology, computer science and more. The Centre has strong links with local schools and colleges, as well as STEM stakeholders and businesses who are keen to help improve STEM education and increase future talent pipelines. Find out more about opportunities and CPD at the Centre for STEM Education.