Junior Engineer Competition – Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, 14th July 2017

Following in school workshops, winning teams from 19 local Primary schools came together at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) for the grand final on Friday 14th July 2017. The RAF Charitable Trust, working with Stemworks Ltd have put this exciting project together to engage and enthuse local young people about the opportunities available in… read more

GE K’nex Challenge Final – Results

Congratulations to all those who represented their schools at the GE sponsored K’nex Challenge Final 2017.  We hope that the project involving nearly 100 schools in Gloucestershire will help inspire the next generation of engineers in a county with a proud engineering history and (looking at the quality of these competitors) an exciting future.  Teams… read more

GE K’nex Challenge Final

We are excited about the 2017 GE K’nex Challenge final taking place tomorrow in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.  Approximately 100 schools have taken part designing and building solutions as part of the competition.  The top teams from each schools will compete against each other tomorrow, working as engineers to solve a new and thornier problem. Look at our website… read more

FESTOMANE Primary Renewable Energy Challenge 2016/17

As the new year begins we invite schools in the Stroud area (in particular those within the Hills and Valley cluster) to participate in the FESTOMANE sponsored Primary Renewable Energy Challenge.  STEMworks will come to your school and run a renewable energy workshop where students design and build wind turbines.  Pupils  will then use their turbines to… read more

STEMworks at the National Eisteddfod

STEMworks are looking forward to bringing some LEGO robots to the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this Saturday.  Sure to be a great event.  Will you be able to beat the challenge? Come and visit us in the Science Pavilion . For more information: https://eisteddfod.wales/  

K’nex Challenge Final 2016 Results

Another fantastic K’nex Challenge this week saw students from nearly 100 schools compete for the top spot.  The long running event generously supported by GE Aviation saw the following teams excel by employing superb design, problem solving and team working skills to meet a tricky brief: Morning Session: 1st – Elliott Austin & Otto Nederlof – Eastcombe Primary… read more

Technicians Make it Happen Exhibition, London

Technicians Make it Happen, commissioned by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, seeks to challenge outdated notions of who our nation’s technicians are and what they do. Through photography, painting, video and artefacts, we explore the crucial role technicians play across society and the rich, intriguing diversity of the occupations that can rightfully and proudly be defined… read more

STEMworks begin WAG funded primary workshops

STEMworks kicked off the Welsh Assembly funded workshops today at Gaer Primary School, Newport.  Students did a fantastic building, adapting and programming LEGO robots that did everything from dance to score goals.  More photos can be found on our Twitter page, @stemworks1 The project will focus on year 6, moving to years 6 and 7 next… read more

Students Visit TT Electronics, Newport

Students from Glasllwch, Pentrepoeth and Rogerstone primary schools visited TT Electronics’ facility in Newport today after wining computer control competitions run by STEMworks in their schools.  The year 6 students were treated to a 3D printing workshop, a fascinating tour of the factory floor and had a chance to meet some of the engineers that… read more

FESTOMANE 2016 – Next Week

BBC’s Fran Scott, Fantastic Plastics, rocket cars, LEGO robots, grill CEOs at Question Time, meet Royal Engineers, chat to apprentices, countless activities…. All this half term Wednesday at FESTOMANE – see website for details.