23 Mai

Llwyddiant Cynhadledd STEM

On 23rd June 2014, Cardiff University will be hosting a STEM Conference, organised exclusively for St David’s Catholic Sixth Form College students. We are delighted to be working with the University on a project which will benefit over four hundred of our students.

Although Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are usually taught as discrete subjects, STEM aims to help young people to recognise that these subjects are often used together in the outside world, and can often lead to rich and varied career pathways. By teachers and lecturers collaborating across subjects and by making links with the world of work, students are better able to relate STEM subjects with their real-world experience.

The Conference is open to all lower 6th Maths, Science, Geography, and ICT students, and will take place on two of the University sites. The day will consist of talks, practical sessions, exhibitions, hands-on workshops, and UCAS application advice. Activities include talks on earthquakes and tsunamis, what you can do with a Raspberry Pi, and the mathematics of Game Theory, interactive workshops on exploring the brain, practical experiments in Chemistry, and much more.

Students will be welcomed to the University by Professor Karen Holford, the Pro Vice Chancellor for the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering. As well as giving learners the opportunity to explore Maths and Science from a fresh prospective, the Conference will also give the students an insight into what life is like at University. 

We are extremely grateful for the support and advice that we are receiving from the University, and we look forward to planning many more joint events.