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What we do:

Futurum Careers is a free online resource and magazine aimed at encouraging 14-19-year-olds worldwide to pursue careers in science, tech, engineering, maths, medicine (STEM) and research. We work with academics all over the world and translate their research into free education resources that can be used in the classroom, at home and in STEM and STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, social sciences, humanities and maths) clubs.

Why we do it:

We are passionate about STEM and STEAM education and we’re passionate about science communication. Why not combine the two?

Futurum is here because we want to help teachers deliver a high quality, broadened STEAM education that will invigorate their students’ desire to learn. We want to help scientists and researchers communicate their work to a global audience of teenagers, young adults and teachers. We want to offer teenagers and young adults – regardless of their gender, race of background – the knowledge and confidence to study STEAMM subjects – and, in turn, social mobility.

Our ultimate aim is to help students (and teachers help students) connect the subjects they are learning with real-world careers in STEAM. In the UK, Ofsted now ranks schools according to their application of Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of eight guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. When schools and teachers use our content, we can support them in meeting Gatsby Benchmarks 2, Learning from career and labour market information; 4, Linking curriculum learning to careers; 5 Encounters with employers and employees; and 7 Encounters with further and higher education. The US equivalent is the NGSS – Next Generation Science Standards.

Our mission is to enable researchers to inspire, teachers to motivate, and students to aspire.

How we work with researchers:

As the name Futurum suggests, we are always looking ahead, which is why we feel strongly about the importance of sharing knowledge and innovation, and why we ensure that research is communicated in an accessible and engaging manner, to an audience that is keen to learn.

We get to know our researchers’ work, use our expertise to craft teacher and student-friendly learning resources, and ensure our researchers are proud of the materials we share with the public on their behalf.

Increasing STEM skills is a global priority and Futurum is gratified by connecting experts from all over the world with the next generation of researchers. We ensure real impact is achieved by getting researcher’s work in front of teachers, from a source they trust and in a format they can use easily.

How we support teachers:

Every teacher wants to challenge their students and to pass on the passion for their subject that made them work in education in the first place. In the real world of heavy teaching timetables and minimal planning time, however, we know that teachers can struggle to provide learning experiences that broaden their students’ knowledge and understanding beyond the confines of exam specifications.

Our job is to provide free, stimulating and high-quality resources that enable teachers to stretch their students that little bit more, and take them beyond the classroom and into the innovative world of contemporary research.

The resources we provide for teachers foster engagement, curiosity and independent learning, while showcasing career options available to young people.

Meet the Futurum team

Check out our latest research article!
These articles are about real scientists – real people just like you – who are working on international and national research projects that are making a difference to our lives and the world around us. You’ll discover researchers who are using STEM / STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths and medicine) to follow their dreams, passions and interests – and you can too.
Check out our latest research article!
In each article, you’ll find:

 

  • Summaries of research projects that are being worked on right now!
  • Ideas for careers in STEM / STEAMM
  • Info on training schemes, courses, employers and salaries
  • CVs and researcher profiles
  • Top tips for getting into the STEM / STEAMM career of your choice
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Dr Liz Johnson is a STEM education specialist based at Southern Research in Alabama, USA. She implements an outreach programme […]

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Dr Sam Ballas is based at Florida State University in the US. His research focus is on geometry and surfaces, which is a branch […]

Dr Sam Ballas is based at Florida State University in the US. His research focus is on geometry and surfaces, which is a branch […]

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Dr Trisha Moore is a biological and agricultural engineer based at Kansas State University in the US. Her research is wide […]

Dr Trisha Moore is a biological and agricultural engineer based at Kansas State University in the US. Her research is wide […]

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Geoscience is a challenging science to teach. It involves processes that occur over huge scales of time and space, and much […]

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Everything in biology can be reduced to individual atoms. Working out how these atoms form molecules, how they interact […]

Dr Gerald Friedland, based at the University of California, Berkeley, investigates the science that underpins the fast-changing […]

Dr Gerald Friedland, based at the University of California, Berkeley, investigates the science that underpins the fast-changing […]

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Dr Chris Marble is an environmental horticulturist based at the University of Florida in the US. His work focuses on developing […]

Dr Karyna Rosario is based within the Marine Genomics Laboratory at the University of South Florida in the US. Her research, focusing […]

Dr Karyna Rosario is based within the Marine Genomics Laboratory at the University of South Florida in the US. Her research, focusing […]

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Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a scientist of the University of Dundee, based at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, is studying […]

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Dr Virginia Edgcomb heads a laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US. She spent three months […]

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There is still a huge amount we do not know about the galaxy we inhabit. The majority of the Milky Way remains unmapped […]

Dr Michael Webber, based at the University of Melbourne in Australia, is part of a team that is assessing China’s South-North […]

Dr Michael Webber, based at the University of Melbourne in Australia, is part of a team that is assessing China’s South-North […]

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Most of us are aware of the looming threat of climate change. Addressing this global issue will take dedicated action at […]

While the discipline of food science emerged in the 20th century, food processing has existed in one form or another for […]

While the discipline of food science emerged in the 20th century, food processing has existed in one form or another for […]

Dr Marianna Maiaru is part of the Windstar Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the US. She is using her […]

Dr Marianna Maiaru is part of the Windstar Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the US. She is using her […]

Professor Elena Gaura, Associate Dean of Research at Coventry University in the UK, believes that, “engineering can change […]

Professor Elena Gaura, Associate Dean of Research at Coventry University in the UK, believes that, “engineering can change […]

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian, based at Queen Mary University of London in the UK, is investigating how chromosomes segregate […]

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian, based at Queen Mary University of London in the UK, is investigating how chromosomes segregate […]

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Whenever humankind believes it has control over the natural world, the weather likes to prove us wrong. Storms, floods and […]

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The University of Surrey’s Lifelong Health Initiative promotes interdisciplinary research across a broad spectrum. Its aim is to improve […]

Professor Chang-Soo Kim leads a team based at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the US. Their research is concerned […]

Professor Chang-Soo Kim leads a team based at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the US. Their research is concerned […]

Molecular biology depends on laboratory experiments to uncover the secrets of organisms at the molecular level. Despite being […]

Molecular biology depends on laboratory experiments to uncover the secrets of organisms at the molecular level. Despite being […]

Professor Ann Matthysse is a geneticist based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is investigating E.coli […]

Professor Ann Matthysse is a geneticist based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is investigating E.coli […]

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Maths may not always be a favourite area for biologists, but it is crucial to understanding science. After seeing biology students […]

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Dr Erin Peters-Burton is the Director of the Center for Social Equity Through Science Education, George Mason University, USA. She has […]

Dr Erin Peters-Burton is the Director of the Center for Social Equity Through Science Education, George Mason University, USA. She has […]

Dr Christian Nansen reimagines the school curriculum and places food at the centre of all subjects, from chemistry to history and maths […]

Dr Christian Nansen reimagines the school curriculum and places food at the centre of all subjects, from chemistry to history and maths […]

Dr Helen Bridle is an associate professor at Heriot-Watt University in the UK. One of her current research projects is focused on developing […]

Dr Helen Bridle is an associate professor at Heriot-Watt University in the UK. One of her current research projects is focused on developing […]

Dr April Ulery is based at New Mexico State University in the US and leads the raising the gates project. The aim of this initiative is to give […]

Dr April Ulery is based at New Mexico State University in the US and leads the raising the gates project. The aim of this initiative is to give […]

Dr Dan Flippo is an associate professor at Kansas State University in the US. His laboratory, 2050RL, is trying to find technological solutions […]

Dr Dan Flippo is an associate professor at Kansas State University in the US. His laboratory, 2050RL, is trying to find technological solutions […]

Access to STEM careers can be a challenge to students from underrepresented backgrounds and the National Astronomy Consortium […]

Access to STEM careers can be a challenge to students from underrepresented backgrounds and the National Astronomy Consortium […]

E=mc2 is arguably the most famous equation in the world, but is its description of the universe complete? Dr Matthew Redshaw, based […]

E=mc2 is arguably the most famous equation in the world, but is its description of the universe complete? Dr Matthew Redshaw, based […]

Professor Stephen Self has been studying volcanoes for more than 40 years. In that time, he has visited volcanoes all around the world […]

Professor Stephen Self has been studying volcanoes for more than 40 years. In that time, he has visited volcanoes all around the world […]

What if yeast and bacteria could replace fossil fuels? Dr Alan Goddard and his team are working on the MeMBrane Project, which aims […]

What if yeast and bacteria could replace fossil fuels? Dr Alan Goddard and his team are working on the MeMBrane Project, which aims […]

Farmers use chemical products to control weeds, pests and diseases. While they are extremely effective, relying solely on these products […]

Farmers use chemical products to control weeds, pests and diseases. While they are extremely effective, relying solely on these products […]

Professor János G Filep is an immunologist based at the University of Montreal in Canada. His work is concerned with understanding the […]

Professor János G Filep is an immunologist based at the University of Montreal in Canada. His work is concerned with understanding the […]

Dr Charlotte Kirchhelle, based at the University of Oxford, is investigating the role of cell geometry in shaping plants’ organs – namely […]

Dr Charlotte Kirchhelle, based at the University of Oxford, is investigating the role of cell geometry in shaping plants’ organs – namely […]

Even though medicine has advanced a lot over the last century, there are still many unanswered questions. This is especially […]

Even though medicine has advanced a lot over the last century, there are still many unanswered questions. This is especially […]

Carbon is the cornerstone of life on Earth and is constantly being transferred between the atmosphere and the Earth’s[…]

Carbon is the cornerstone of life on Earth and is constantly being transferred between the atmosphere and the Earth’s[…]

Earthquakes are known for being dramatic and even catastrophic, but they are not the only way that the Earth moves […]

Earthquakes are known for being dramatic and even catastrophic, but they are not the only way that the Earth moves […]

As we become increasingly reliant on our electronic devices, it is becoming more important than ever to be cyber security aware […]

As we become increasingly reliant on our electronic devices, it is becoming more important than ever to be cyber security aware […]

Mining companies are having to look deeper in the Earth’s crust for copper and other precious metals, but how do they know where to […]

Mining companies are having to look deeper in the Earth’s crust for copper and other precious metals, but how do they know where to […]

A nematode worm called C. Elegans has a lifespan of about three weeks, so what can it tell us about how and why we age? Biogerontologist […]

A nematode worm called C. Elegans has a lifespan of about three weeks, so what can it tell us about how and why we age? Biogerontologist […]

Professor Sayantan Ghosal is an academic ambassador for ‘addressing inequalities’ at University of Glasgow in Scotland. His poverty and […]

Professor Sayantan Ghosal is an academic ambassador for ‘addressing inequalities’ at University of Glasgow in Scotland. His poverty and […]

The tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s crust are constantly shifting. When they collide, they can cause cataclysmic earthquakes […]

The tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s crust are constantly shifting. When they collide, they can cause cataclysmic earthquakes […]

Dr Fabio Costa, based at the University of Queensland in Australia, is investigating causal relations in quantum physics. The ultimate […]

Dr Fabio Costa, based at the University of Queensland in Australia, is investigating causal relations in quantum physics. The ultimate […]

Dr De Mi is a research fellow at the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. He is involved in 5G-Xcast – a highly […]

Dr De Mi is a research fellow at the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. He is involved in 5G-Xcast – a highly […]

As we become increasingly concerned about using the world’s resources more efficiently, the agriculture industry’s attention is […]

As we become increasingly concerned about using the world’s resources more efficiently, the agriculture industry’s attention is […]

As the world becomes ever more digitally connected, our systems must be updated to cope with these increasing flows of virtual […]

As the world becomes ever more digitally connected, our systems must be updated to cope with these increasing flows of virtual […]

Scientists working on the Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project are investigating biosecurity measures designed […]

Scientists working on the Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project are investigating biosecurity measures designed […]

For nearly three decades, lithium-ion batteries have been the dominant form of rechargeable energy storage. But is that about […]

For nearly three decades, lithium-ion batteries have been the dominant form of rechargeable energy storage. But is that about […]

The way our brains think about places is very different to the way computers store map locations. At the University of Melbourne, Dr […]

The way our brains think about places is very different to the way computers store map locations. At the University of Melbourne, Dr […]

Deborah Dunn-Walters is Professor of Immunology at the University of Surrey. Her research is focused on B cells and the role they play in […]

Deborah Dunn-Walters is Professor of Immunology at the University of Surrey. Her research is focused on B cells and the role they play in […]

Professor Zheng-Zheng Li, of Curtin University in Western Australia, has combined his love of travel with a life-long interest in nature to […]

Professor Zheng-Zheng Li, of Curtin University in Western Australia, has combined his love of travel with a life-long interest in nature to […]

In our modern age of “plant blindness” – where people underappreciate the plants around us – Professor Margaret Barbour and her PhD student, Richard[…]

In our modern age of “plant blindness” – where people underappreciate the plants around us – Professor Margaret Barbour and her PhD student, Richard[…]

Dr Kohyar Kiazad and his colleagues are looking into reasons why people working in STEM stay in – not leave – their jobs. With the Australian Government […]

Dr Kohyar Kiazad and his colleagues are looking into reasons why people working in STEM stay in – not leave – their jobs. With the Australian Government […]

The Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network is bringing scientists in the UK and China together, and their collaboration […]

The Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network is bringing scientists in the UK and China together, and their collaboration […]

Dr Leigh Orf was just five years old when his home was struck by lightning. Now an atmospheric scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite […]

Dr Leigh Orf was just five years old when his home was struck by lightning. Now an atmospheric scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite […]

Based at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the University of Georgia Marine Extension in the US, Professor Jay Brandes and Dodie Sanders are […]

Based at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the University of Georgia Marine Extension in the US, Professor Jay Brandes and Dodie Sanders are […]

Dr Paul Lasky, Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Australia, tells us why the recent detection of gravitational […]

Dr Paul Lasky, Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Australia, tells us why the recent detection of gravitational […]

Terri Camesano is a professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US. Much of her research is concerned with peptides, specifically their  […]

Terri Camesano is a professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US. Much of her research is concerned with peptides, specifically their […]

Dr Mark Tuckerman is a professor of chemistry and mathematics at New York University in the US. He’s investigating anion exchange fuel cells  – using […]

Dr Mark Tuckerman is a professor of chemistry and mathematics at New York University in the US. He’s investigating anion exchange fuel cells – using […]

Websites use algorithms to recommend music, tv and films that you’ll enjoy. But they could also be manipulating us and hiding the truth. Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos from […]

Websites use algorithms to recommend music, tv and films that you’ll enjoy. But they could also be manipulating us and hiding the truth. Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos from […]

Whether it’s the rubber in your Nike trainers, the metals in your iPhone or the sugar in your Coca-Cola, raw materials such as these go through a series of […]

Whether it’s the rubber in your Nike trainers, the metals in your iPhone or the sugar in your Coca-Cola, raw materials such as these go through a series of […]

Professor Bram Murton is the Associate Head of Marine Geoscience at the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. His research covers many areas, including the deep ocean […]

Professor Bram Murton is the Associate Head of Marine Geoscience at the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. His research covers many areas, including the deep ocean […]

As the climate warms, glaciers – the biggest reservoir of fresh water on the planet – are melting. But some are melting faster than others. Dr Ellyn Enderlin, Assistant Professor of […]

As the climate warms, glaciers – the biggest reservoir of fresh water on the planet – are melting. But some are melting faster than others. Dr Ellyn Enderlin, Assistant Professor of […]

Global warming, climate change, the greenhouse effect, increasing carbon dioxide levels: we have all heard of these worrying events, but what can we do about them? […]

Global warming, climate change, the greenhouse effect, increasing carbon dioxide levels: we have all heard of these worrying events, but what can we do about them? […]

Some animals are capable of pretty amazing feats when they get together. Ants, bees and fish may appear to be simple creatures, but their colonies, swarms and schools display complex […]

Some animals are capable of pretty amazing feats when they get together. Ants, bees and fish may appear to be simple creatures, but their colonies, swarms and schools display complex […]

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski, based at the University of York, is looking at ways to simplify a complex physics problem: how to better describe the atomic nucleus  – and it’s a […]

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski, based at the University of York, is looking at ways to simplify a complex physics problem: how to better describe the atomic nucleus – and it’s a […]

Professor Marc Frischer, from the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, is investigating tiny ocean creatures known as doliolids and the food they eat. Why? […]

Professor Marc Frischer, from the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, is investigating tiny ocean creatures known as doliolids and the food they eat. Why? […]

What if we could all explore space like the crew of the Starship Enterprise? The National Schools’ Observatory is giving everyone the chance to do just that with the world’s largest […]

What if we could all explore space like the crew of the Starship Enterprise? The National Schools’ Observatory is giving everyone the chance to do just that with the world’s largest […]

To prevent outbreaks of disease destroying wheat and other vital food crops, scientists from the Rothamsted Research and European Bioinformatics Institutes are […]

To prevent outbreaks of disease destroying wheat and other vital food crops, scientists from the Rothamsted Research and European Bioinformatics Institutes are […]

Dr Simon Rennie, based at the University of Exeter, is investigating Victorian poetry – specifically that from the Lancashire cotton famine. By uncovering texts that […]

Dr Simon Rennie, based at the University of Exeter, is investigating Victorian poetry – specifically that from the Lancashire cotton famine. By uncovering texts that […]

Dr Lori Eckhardt is investigating the cause of a deadly root disease – known as pine decline – in the southeastern United States. Using hyperspectral interferometry […]

Dr Lori Eckhardt is investigating the cause of a deadly root disease – known as pine decline – in the southeastern United States. Using hyperspectral interferometry […]

Climate change and a growing population are putting pressure on our global water resources, especially those used for agriculture. How can we respond to this challenge […]

Climate change and a growing population are putting pressure on our global water resources, especially those used for agriculture. How can we respond to this challenge […]

Undergraduate scientists at the University of Saint Francis are receiving scholarships from the National Science Foundation to learn and share their knowledge with […]

Undergraduate scientists at the University of Saint Francis are receiving scholarships from the National Science Foundation to learn and share their knowledge with […]

Scientists used to think that only tsunamis were capable of moving gigantic rocks far inland and above high water. Geologist Dr Rónadh Cox now has the evidence[…]

Scientists used to think that only tsunamis were capable of moving gigantic rocks far inland and above high water. Geologist Dr Rónadh Cox now has the evidence[…]

Earthquakes occur often, and they can wreak havoc on infrastructure such as buildings and roads. Of course, earthquakes are a natural occurrence, but how can city planners […]

Earthquakes occur often, and they can wreak havoc on infrastructure such as buildings and roads. Of course, earthquakes are a natural occurrence, but how can city planners […]

Sarah McAnulty from the University of Connecticut is looking at a very intriguing relationship between a bacteria and bobtail squid. Why? Her work could tell us a […]

Sarah McAnulty from the University of Connecticut is looking at a very intriguing relationship between a bacteria and bobtail squid. Why? Her work could tell us a […]

Full liver transplants are the main treatment option for severe liver disease, but suitable donors are in short supply. Could stem cell technology, in which healthy liver […]

Full liver transplants are the main treatment option for severe liver disease, but suitable donors are in short supply. Could stem cell technology, in which healthy liver […]

Modern society is increasingly reliant on devices that run on light, but there’s a global shortage of optics and photonics technicians. Dr Alexis Vogt of Monroe […]

Modern society is increasingly reliant on devices that run on light, but there’s a global shortage of optics and photonics technicians. Dr Alexis Vogt of Monroe […]

Focusing on the positives and joyful moments in our lives can help us to build resilience, cope with challenges and be the best we can be. But can an app […]

Focusing on the positives and joyful moments in our lives can help us to build resilience, cope with challenges and be the best we can be. But can an app […]

Dr Andrea Holmes and her team at Doane University have developed nanoprinted sensors that can identify unknown substances, but why is this important?

Dr Andrea Holmes and her team at Doane University have developed nanoprinted sensors that can identify unknown substances, but why is this important?