MNA, publishers of the Express & Star and Shropshire Star, has launched a STEM Challenge 2018 – Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths – to boost student engagement with these key topics and also give them an understanding of how what they learn in the classroom will play a vital role in future careers.
The competition is also forging valuable links between business and schools and provides students with an insight into the world of industry. There are around two dozen schools signed up with each one partnered with a mentor from a business or organisation. All of the mentors are STEM Ambassadors, inducted at their launch day in November.
They have been asked to design a product to improve or enhance the quality of life for a group or person they consider to be disadvantaged. The teams of six pupils will need to demonstrate their product as a working model at a presentation event on July 5 at Dudley College of Technology, which is the main sponsor for the challenge.
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via STEM Ambassador Hub, University of Worcester