A new STEM education initiative is launching its Bristol Pilot today.
While there are plenty of new and exciting organisations looking to transform students engagement with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM subjects) STEM Accord looks to be a bit different.
STEM Accord is a partnership of existing organisations rather than a new one. It includes STEM Learning, The Smallpeice Trust, The Design and Technology Association (DATA), WISE and The ERA Foundation (of which Born to Engineer is apart!).
The idea is that rather than do something new ‘accord’ programme co-ordinates the work these organisations are already doing. Allowing participating schools in the Bristol pilot to have free coordinated STEM programmes at primary and secondary levels.
The scheme has been created in alignment with the overarching national programme framework already developed by Engineering UK and looks to set to expand next year to two more regions.
If successful the scheme will extend its partnership networks to work with Industry, Councils, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Universities, and Further Education Colleges.
STEM Accord Launch
The launch itself will take place at Bristol & Bath Science Park this afternoon and include workshops provided by STEM Learning; Women in Science and Engineering; Smallpeice Trust and the Design and Technology Association; followed by an opportunity to meet STEM Accord Engagement Manager Sarah Behenna.
It is open to all careers advisor, STEM professional or teacher in-or-around Bristol who want to learn more about our pilot and find out how they can get involved. If you are interested in attending you can contact STEM Accord for more info.