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How to improve the quality AND quantity of STEM students

This year, STEM professionals were looking forward to the news of an increase in the number of A-Level students who had succeeded in passing their exams in STEM subjects. However, the uptake of these subjects continued to disappoint. Worryingly, the proportion of A* and A grades awarded to 18-year-olds in England this year in chemistry fell from 35.3 per cent to 33.3 per cent and from 32.3 per cent to 30.7 per cent in physics.

Spring Statement comment - despite investment in UK education, the skills gap continues to be an issue

Responding to today’s Spring Statement, Dr Coorous Mohtadi, Senior Academic Technical Specialist, MathWorks, argues that despite increased investment in UK education, the skills gap continues to be an issue.

MathWorks Enhances Academic Research with New Unlimited Scaling and Collaboration Opportunities in MATLAB

MathWorks today announced expanded access to MATLAB Parallel Server to help speed academic research. Now all researchers and students at academic institutions with a MathWorks Campus-Wide License that includes MATLAB Parallel Server have unlimited access to scale MATLAB programs and Simulink simulations to clusters and clouds. The new flexible usage policy also extends to visiting professors and researchers from other academic institutions to enable collaboration.

The Science Museum explores a future driven by autonomous vehicles

For decades, autonomous vehicles have been heralded as a new technology that could change the way we live our lives. Driverless: Who is in control? opening on 12 June 2019 at the Science Museum will explore how close we are to living in a world driven by thinking machines.

£125m Aerospace Sector Deal to Develop ‘Future Flight’ and Increase STEM Skills

The government has just yesterday (6 Dec) announced an aerospace sector deal as part of their industrial strategy. This deal looks to build on the UK’s success in the sector by positioning the UK to take advantage of the global move towards hybrid-electric and electric propulsion and to exploit related new markets – drones and Urban Air Mobility vehicles. 

NMiTE - the UK's first new uni for 30 years

Today sees the opening of NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering), the UK's first completely new university in more than 30 years. It’s mission: to transform engineering in this country.

Project based learning vs. flipped learning – which is best for closing the STEM skills gap?

In January, a report into STEM skills by the National Audit Office found that the returns from work to address skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are not good enough. One of the report’s initiatives in terms of spending was to provide higher education institutions with additional money to support their teaching of STEM subjects.

Increase in Uptake of Maths Degrees Pointless Without Project Based Learning

According to the latest figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas), Maths was one of six subjects whose popularity grew this year, suggesting that the government’s STEM strategy, promoting maths, science and technology, is working.

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