The STEMtech Conference and Showcase: Skilled for Success is designed to support the development and advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education and careers, both in the UK and overseas. This annual event showcases, celebrates, recognises and helps drive innovative and integrated approaches to STEM teaching and learning and works with major industry partners to ensure our young people are developing the skills, experience and motivation needed for the future.
“STEMtech encourages interaction with major industry partners to ensure young people develop the skills, experience and motivation that stem industries desperately require,” said event director Shirley Rhodes. “This year’s theme is ‘Skilled for Success’, and we are very pleased to have representatives from both the academic field and business taking part in the Conference.
“With advances in technology transforming the STEM market, we are really looking forward to our keynote address from Muhammed Chaudhry of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, who will be discussing how to increasing and accelerate student achievement by leveraging technology at scale."
Other high-profile experts speaking at the STEMtech event include Michael Brown from Siemens, Paul McKnight of VEX Robotics, Keith Proffitt from Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and Lego Education’s Gareth Boldsworth.
Monday 13th June will see attendees enjoy a teacher-focussed CPD event. Designed for Secondary school teachers, this CPD-driven session will feature plenary sessions, practical workshops and exhibition viewing. Afterwards will be a first for the STEMtech Conference & Showcase: a networking conference dinner, with keynote speeches from Muhammed Chaudhry, Michael Brown and Telford & Wrekin Business Board’s Paul Hinkins.
Tuesday 14th June, meanwhile, is when the main conference will take place, where educators will look at what is being done already to produce innovative and integrated approaches to STEM teaching and learning. The day will also include a Primary Fringe Event, dedicated to STEM in Primary schools. Running parallel to the main conference, this session includes a Primary-focussed agenda, keynote speakers, seminars and demos.