STEM Fairs

Fair access for all pupils to unique, high quality STEM engagement
STEM Team East has run annual STEM Fairs at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.  These events provide a great opportunity for pupils to work with STEM Ambassadors and learn in stimulating STEM rich environments. Please note there will be no event at Duxford in 2017 but we hope that they will be running again in 2018.

STEM Fair 2016

We had a really exciting STEM Fair this year with over 30 different workshops each led by 3-4 STEM Ambassadors – who were university and company staff Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Computer Scientists and Mathematicians. The workshops ranged through the Life Sciences, Engineering, Technology and this year we had two Mathematics workshops. See draft programme attached below.

STEM Team Duxford is an enrichment day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics presented as a hands-on Activity Fair. The event runs for two days – on the 14th June is Young Investigators Day for yr 3- 8, KS2 and 3 (i.e. pupils aged 7 yrs old to age 13yrs old). On the 15th June is Secondary – STEM Careers Day which is aimed at KS3 and KS4 and KS5 students (age 11 yrs – 18 yrs).

STEM Fair Press Release

Watch Cambridge TVs coverage of STEM Fair 2016

Careers Day Programme
Young Investigators Programme
14th June STEM Fair 2016 Photos

15th June STEM Fair 2016 Photos

“The students were very fortunate to have such exciting opportunities that you at STEM Team East and the STEM Ambassadors provided; their high level of focus showed they were getting alot from the activities.  I also met some very interesting and talented people who were clearly committed to contributing to education.” – Education Professional.

We loved it, the best so far, more complexity.  There is real achievement going on.
The event felt very calm, all pupils engaged, fast and challenging.  It is good to see real success, with the pupils rising to the challenges set.  We can’t wait for next year. – Teacher.


Typical STEM Fair  Activities – Young Investigators Day:

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  • Polymers and Plastics
  • 3D Solids and Tessellation
  • Bridges
  • Knex Challenge
  • Multistage Bridge
  • Microscopes and Pond Life
  • Light & Camera
  • EWB Water for the World
  • Wind Tunnel
  • TWI Chocolate Welding
  • Philae Lander
  • Mobile Apps
  • Animatronics
  • Rpi Traffic Lights
  • Bug Your Bedroom
  • Crystallography
  • Play with Proteins
  • Butterflies
  • Learning is Infectious
  • DNA Extraction
  • Cells & Blood Cells
  • Cells
  • GSK –  Medicine
  • Acid & Alkali
  • Meet the Medics
  • Parasites and Disease
  • BSA Forensic Science

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