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Year 8 and 9 students learn about routes into STEM careers

06 March 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

National Careers Week got off to a great start with an assembly and workshop hosted by Naomi Nelson from Newcastle University’s STEM outreach team. Naomi spoke to Year 8 students during an assembly about the many routes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers.  The students learned about the different opportunities available in this diverse field.

During Period 2, a group of Year 8 and 9 students with a particular interest in STEM attended a dedicated workshop to explore the history of women in STEM and why we need more female scientists and engineers. The aim of the workshop was to raise the profile of women in STEM and empower students to choose STEM subjects as they progress through their academic life and onto their chosen career.  The workshop focused on:

  • The gender gap/disparity of STEM careers
  • A timeline activity which identified milestones for women in STEM and the progress being made.
  • Psychology activities which looked at the skills required for a career in STEM and how these differ between the genders.

You can find out more about STEM at Newcastle University here where there is a host of useful resources

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