Sustaining Excellence in STEM engagement through to 2021

We’ve been awarded a Sustaining Excellence grant. The Wellcome Trust are providing us with ¬£550,000 over the next five years to carry on growing I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer in the UK & Ireland and to help us make the¬†project fully sustainable. What does it mean? It means Read more…

Why I like the Wellcome Trust

I like the Wellcome Trust. They funded the I'm a Scientist pilot project.  They funded the Debate Kits extension. But that's not why I like them. They invited Sophia and I to a Grantholders' Networking Day at their Euston Road HQ today. They have a lovely building.  Light, airy, efficient, Read more…

House of Lords to debate social networking sites and child safety

Lord Toby Harris is proposing a debate in the House of Lords on February 12th. The proposal reads: Lord Harris of Haringey to call attention to the growth in the use of social networking internet sites by children and the adequacy of safeguards to protect their privacy and interests; and Read more…

Youth help elderly technophobes

School children in Wiltshire are to help older people in the county become more familiar with new technology. Shock horror.  Some positive youth coverage in the media. Quick Plug:  Tom Gaskin of NorfolkBlurb is leading a session at the Empowerment Symposium on "Young people and eParticipation: X-Factor excitement meets bureaucratic Read more…

Bit of a B**ls up

It seems as though people emailing schools might have some trouble getting through according to Tony Attwood, moderator of the Education Marketing news group. An update he sent about changes in Government were blocked by a number of school filter systems because it contained "a forbidden word". What, or rather Read more…

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