Using relatable and inspirational role-models to increase engagement in STEM.
7 July | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Inspire and inform your pupils how maths and its applications helps us understand the world, improving everyday lives and society. STEM-based sectors offer young people a wealth of careers and opportunities yet the STEM skills gap remains. How can we encourage pupils, especially girls, to pursue STEM based subjects post-16 and beyond? We will discuss powerful ways of: answering the classic pupil question ‘but when will I ever need this?’ by using relatable and inspirational role models in the classroom, combating unconscious gender bias; increasing careers awareness and STEM Capital; and supporting pupils to discover that STEM is for them.