There are so many organisations working in STEM and SHAPE (social sciences, humanities, and the arts for the people and the economy) that offer incredible career, teaching and education resources, as well as other exciting opportunities, for young people and educators. We interview the people at the head of these organisations to uncover the opportunities they have for you, and talk to role models – inspirational people in STEM and SHAPE – who are proving that a career in these industries can be rewarding and fun.
In each associate article, you’ll find:
- Info on apprenticeships and training schemes
- Youth guides and resources for 14-19 year-olds
- Role models and STEM / SHAPE ambassadors
- Teaching resources
Gitanjali Rao was only 11 years old when she developed Tethys, a device that detects lead in drinking water. Now aged 17, she has invented two more health technologies, taken part in four TED talks and written a book called The Young Innovator’s Guide to STEM.
Read about David’s heartfelt memoir Piece by Piece, which talks about living with a disability, bullying, heartbreak, grief and failing exams.
Joel is CEO and co-founder of Open Bionics, which develops medical devices that enhance the human body. He has been recognised with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to International Trade and Engineering Technology.
Read about interventions that promote girls’ and women’s interest in and engagement with STEM highlighted in UNESCO’s Cracking the Code report
In recent years, EngineeringUK has published a suite of data tables to accompany chapters in its The State of Engineering report. Senior Research Analyst Marie Horton explains what these data can tell us about the future of engineering.
Shaun Mcinerney at Ashoka and the Edge Foundation in the UK explains how their ‘New Capabilities for a New World’ programme helps schools in Greater Manchester prepare young people for an uncertain future
Read how 20 headteachers in Greater Manchester, UK, have come together with 20 young people to share best practices and initiate change in their schools.
Nadia Whittome MP is leading the UK Parliament’s first-ever debate on climate education, in partnership with the student-led Teach the Future campaign
A community interest company with a roadmap for regenerating education.
A self-taught medical illustrator, 25-year-old Chidiebere Ibe has become a sensation overnight with his drawing of a Black fetus
Africa’s only international science communication competition for primary and high school students and teachers
Soapbox Science has two aims: to showcase the work of female and non-binary scientists and to bring science to the streets.
Winner of the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize Keishia Thorpe tells us why it is important to shine a light on the teaching profession
Scientell is on a mission to maximise the impact of scientific information through science communication and education
in 2013, the Gatsby Foundation commissioned Sir John Holman, now the government’s independent strategic adviser on careers, to set out a framework for world-class careers guidance in England
The Youth Group is a youth-first organisation that provides young people with the tools they need to get ahead in the world of work.
The British Academy, along with other UK powerhouses, has kickstarted the SHAPE campaign to valorise social sciences, humanities and the arts
Arts Council England, England’s national development agency for creativity and culture, has set out its 10-year strategy. What does this mean for schools and young people?
SparkED is a student-led initiative that aims to ‘empower, educate and enable’ underserved students all over the world with free resources.
STEM Alliance brings industries, ministries of education and education stakeholders together to support STEM education and address future skills gaps in the EU
STEM Rising is an outreach effort to showcase the US Department of Energy’s extensive programmes, events, competitions and resources for STEM learning.
Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research is developing today’s talent to be the leaders of tomorrow in STEM research and innovation.
BMW Group Education was set up twenty years ago to provide teachers and students with free, curriculum-linked educational resources.
The Pan American Development Foundation is on a mission to give all children in Latin America and the Caribbean the skills they need for the 21st century.
Discover the playful pedagogy, championed by LEGO’s Playful Schools and Tech & Play Lead, Ollie Bray.
Find out how LEGO Education works with teachers to deliver playful learning experiences that bring subjects to life in the classroom, and make learning fun and impactful.
Find out how ICSE supports teachers with practice-related research and its transfer into practice, helping improve STEM education across Europe.
Find out how the NAS is engaging students and challenging them to solve the environmental engineering issues of the 21st century
Find out more about the South African organisation engaging with communities and spreading the joy of STEM education.
Find out more about Scientistt.net, a networking and recruitment platform that aims to build connections and foster collaborations within the research community.
CSIRO is leading an Australian regional project known as Generation STEM, a ten-year investment into the development and retention of STEM skills in New South Wales.
4-H Canada offers innovative, youth-centred programs that provide meaningful, positive experiences for youth in Canada.
The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) supports research, education and outreach programmes, and offers teachers an insight into the benefits of outdoor education
The European Geosciences Union is committed to supporting geoscience teaching in Europe and beyond and offers dedicated CPD workshops and teaching resources for teachers
Kehkashan Basu founded the Green Hope Foundation when she was only 12 years old. She is promoting our environmental research articles to Green Hope’s 120 future academies.
Discover how Curious Minds and its Participatory Science Platform encourages young people, teachers, schools and researchers to work together to create a Nation of Curious Minds in New Zealand.
Find out why the Government of New Zealand set out a ten-year goal for better engagement between science, technology and society
Based in Canada, hEr VOLUTION provides opportunities for young women, especially those from underserved communities, to access careers in STEM.
Find a career best suited to your personality and skills with the online careers matching app My Careers Options.
Scientix is a European-wide science education community that offers free classroom resources, lesson plans, CPD, networking events and more – all created by EU-funded research projects.
Jon Chase uses raps to talk about science to an audience of all ages – from reception to retirement. The majority of his material is aimed at Key Stage 2-5.
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John Volanthen – one of the cave rescue divers who saved the young football team in the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand – is CEO of his computing consultancy […]
Anna Morrison, Founder and Director of Amazing Apprenticeships – an organisation that works on behalf of the UK Government’s National Apprenticeship […]