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STEM Academy Scotland 2020

STEM Academy provides a fabulous variety of ‘hands-on’ workshops and activities working with experts from university and industry. 

STEM Academy Scotland 2020

Welcome to the innovative University and Industry led programme to bring together STEM subject academics, industry and teachers so students can experience the real and exciting world of STEM.

Workshops include Astrobiology, Hannah and the Astronauts, HYPED Hyperloop-the Fastest transport on Earth, Proteins and Puffer Fish, Sports Challenge, Robotics and AI, the amazing world of Marine Engineering, Molecule Hunt and BioCity Bingo!

So we can deliver the best workshops to students and plan future events, we ask for your feedback about the STEM Academy using questionnaires and reflection sheets. If you'd like to receive a University awarded STEM Engagement, STEM Learning and STEM Communication Certificate, we'll need a submitted pre and post STEM Academy Questionnaire. 

We hope to see you there!


The experience is available online until May 2021. These are 27 exciting and diverse workshops. Each workshop lasts about 40 minutes. Workshops contain 'hands on' practicals to enable activities to be completed at school or at home. Activities are led by experts and link to current topical and cutting edge innovations in STEM. Activities can be undertaken by teachers, primary pupils and senior pupils.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Biotechnology
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • Energy/Environment
    • Entertainment
    • General Engineering
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Medicine/Healthcare
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering
    • Sport/Fitness
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmark hitter

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

What the teachers say

We would love to read all about your time with this experience!

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The STEM Academy has brought enthusiasm, interest and curiosity to engineering challenges. The learning and skills development is perfectly aligned with our ambitions for developing the next generation of young engineers. To hear a 9-year-old girl talk excitedly about Hyperloops is the outcome we are seeking.
Gareth Warren, Rector and Principal Morrisons Academy

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