UWE and Aerospace Bristol hosted local schools for free STEM day trips!
The DETI Inspire team at UWE Bristol collaborated with Air League, the UK’s leading aviation and aerospace charity, who generously supported the free delivery of Aerospace Engineering days out for 16 classes from schools in the South West. Hundreds of kids experienced Bristol’s excellent aviation history at Aerospace Bristol, before streaming into UWE’s new School… Continue reading UWE and Aerospace Bristol hosted local schools for free STEM day trips!
Telling Her Engineering Story
Peter Watson – a science communication masters student at UWE – is exploring how best to present female role models in order to encourage more young women to pursue a career in engineering. As part of this research he is looking to gather personal accounts and stories of women who work or have worked in… Continue reading Telling Her Engineering Story
The Children’s University
The Children’s University (CU) encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative learning activities outside of the school day. These learning activities are designed to raise aspiration, encourage motivation, introduce new life experiences, develop personal skills and progress… Continue reading The Children’s University
17th May 2017 and around 40 teachers, STEM Ambassadors and others with a keen interest gathered at UWE’s Future Space to talk STEM activities in primary schools around Bristol. This was the first outing for Curiosity Connections and it was a busy evening! The event began with a run down from Laura Fogg-Rogers and Liz Lister… Continue reading Curiosity Connected!
Really super bugs!
In 2015 Royal Society awarded Mark Higginnson from Bailey’s Court Primary School in Bradley Stoke, and UWE researchers Dr Debbie Lewis and Dr Jon Winfield a Partnership Grant to establish a project to introduce year 5 pupils and the staff to Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). MFCs are a new technology that use bacteria to produce electricity,… Continue reading Really super bugs!
Bristol Crushes Video
In April, a team of researchers from the University of Bristol received funding from Google to research how we can better code video information so that it moves more quickly and efficiently over the internet. It’s thought that by 2020 over 80% of all internet traffic will be video based. That’s a lot of buffering to… Continue reading Bristol Crushes Video
Children as Engineers
Launching in November 2017, Children as Engineers is a free programme from UWE Bristol that brings together pre-service teachers (BA Initial Teacher Education) with undergraduate engineers (BEng/MEng) to run inspirational engineering activities in primary schools. The programme provides a learning experience for the higher education students; with the teachers of the future gaining more experience, knowledge… Continue reading Children as Engineers