Bristol is a Laboratory for Change, and will be inviting businesses and academia to see the city as the place to collaborate, develop and test new products and services aimed at advancing expertise in all areas of sustainability. Included in this year are many events committed to sustainability and which exhibits the use of technology to improve our lives. Within the programme there is a Greentech Camp aimed at 9-17 year olds to show how technology can be used to meet green goals.
For example the programme in 2015 includes:
International GreenTech Festival Digital Greentech: BBC Bristol Digital Week & Green Capital Digital Challenge ‘Green & Digital’ Cleanweb Event, 5th February 2015
The Watershed, 6th March, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
International GreenTech Festival Greentech Innovation: Greentech Camp & Venturefest Bristol Greentech Camp, 30th March 2015 – 2nd April 2015 The Greentech Camp will get young people interested in the potential of green technology. The camp will provide 9-17 years old with an opportunity to learn about and explore how technology can be used for green goals.
International GreenTech Festival Greentech in the City: White Paper, Video, Roundtable & Business Dinner ‘Greentech in the City’ Project, 10th March 2015 (TBC) – 18th June 2015 This project will gather insights from cities around the world on three areas of ‘Greentech in the City’: (i) how are citizens using technology to green the city; (ii) what infrastructure are cities investing in to encourage the application of green technology; and (iii) how are businesses and universities being encouraged to support greentech research, development, innovation and commercialisation.
For full details of the whole project see: http://www.bristol2015.co.uk/
NSETC is a new school, based in Weston-super-Mare, offering 14-19 year olds a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) focused education to help develop critical thinkers, increase science literacy, and lead to the next generation of entrepreneurs. As one of the school’s key focuses, NSETC have pledged their support to the national campaign, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek14), which takes place from 3-7November 2014 and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.
For further details see http://nsetc.n-somerset.sch.uk/category/news/
Saturday 22 November 2014
Join WISE at the ‘Create your Future’ event in partnership with UK Power Networks at St. Benedicts school in Bury St Edmunds. Book your free place
The ASTELLAS INNOVATION CHALLENGETM is an exciting competition being held across England, Scotland and Wales for 14-16 year olds in Years 10 or 11 (studying Key Stage 4 in England and Wales or S3 – S4 in Scotland) which aims to increase awareness of Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers. The ASTELLAS INNOVATION CHALLENGE tasks students to work in teams of up to 5 to develop the concept for a new mobile app to encourage healthy living. See http://www.astellas.eu/innovation-challenge , the final will be hosted in London on Tuesday 25 November 2014.
WES – working to inspire women in engineering and allied sciences for 95 years; promoting careers in engineering; supporting companies with gender diversity; and speaking as the collective voice of women engineers. Their annual conference is to be held at Aston University on Friday 14th November 2014 – Saturday 15th November 2014. Entitled Engineering Inspiration , it will be the sixth annual WES student conference – brings together over 150 students and engineers to celebrate a shared passion in engineering and technology and to open students’ eyes to career possibilities. Their conference details can be found on see http://www.wes.org.uk/
STEMalliance seeks to nurture and train UK’s future STEM talent in order to transform the skills and productivity of the people who power our engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, enabling UK industry to compete on the global stage.
For further information http://www.semta.org.uk/STEMalliance
The Telegraph UK STEM Awards has been relaunched this month as a unique opportunity for the next generation to shine. This competition promises to be bigger and better than before and reiterates the importance of STEM subjects in the quest to satisfy the need for more graduates in these subjects. For further details have a look at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/education/stem-awards/
Confidence, stereotyped language and visibility:
Julia King explains five factors that hold women back.