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Saturday, June 8 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Two for One! This session will include two half hour talks LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Fran Long - Raising STEM career aspirations through the primary years
Discover tried and tested ways of incorporating engineering into the primary curriculum. With a national shortage of engineers, learn about a research study conducted to ascertain ways of raising STEM career aspirations by the age of 10 through a programme of specific enrichment activities. Hear the impact on pupils of monthly contact with real scientists and engineers from a diverse range of careers. STEM career aspirations, perceptions of the roles of engineers and Engineering Habits of Mind (EHOM) exhibited by pupils were all measured and the results statistically significant. Find out how this initiative could be replicated in your school.

Olivia Johnson - Space in the Primary Curriculum
Space can be an inspiring context for learning across the primary curriculum, from science and mathematics to literacy and health & wellbeing. Current research in astronomy and advances in space technology address a wealth of big questions that excite and inspire young minds: How was our Sun made? Can humans travel to another planet? Are we alone in the Universe? In this interactive talk, we will explore a range of resources and activities, based on ongoing research, which tap into pupils' excitement about space and support learning in the primary curriculum.

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Olivia Johnson

Public Engagement Programme Manager, Science and Technology Facilities Council / Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Olivia is an astronomer working on science engagement at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, specialising in involving students of all ages with ongoing research into exciting open questions in astronomy. She leads a national public engagement campaign around the James Webb Space Telescope... Read More →
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Fran is an innovative educator, STEM engagement specialist, trainer and researcher . A PSTT Fellow & PSQM Gold holder who is passionate about raising STEM career aspirations. Enthusiatic about promoting science & engineering in the primary years & beyond. Always looking for creative... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm BST