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Stoned? Some thoughts on industry’s support to STEM secondary education. Dr Martin Thomas Director of STEM Outreach QinetiQ. Cell regeneration – you’re not half the person you used to be!. Company regeneration – we’re not half the company we used to be!.

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Stoned? Some thoughts on industry’s support to STEM secondary education

Dr Martin Thomas

Director of STEM Outreach

QinetiQ


Cell regeneration – you’re not half the person you used to be!


Company regeneration – we’re not half the company we used to be!

  • Companies’ public persona persists despite continual internal change

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What is QinetiQ ? Never heard of it !

  • Commercial company formed from the MoD’s R&D and T&E establishments

  • Direct heritage to defence research establishments of the 1940s

  • Ultimate provenance to 1265 and the office of the “Master General of the Ordnance”


What Does QinetiQ Do?


Marine surface environment


Land environment


Air environment


Space: TopSat imaging satellite


Space: Astronaut training


Why is UK STEM education important to QinetiQ ?

  • PR tool

  • Outstanding young recruits

  • Restricted UK recruitment pool

  • Staff development for Chartership

  • Technically literate society


Why should industry be important to UK STEM education ?

STEM CAREERS

Customer Support

R&D

T&E

H&S

Quality

Production

OECD and OST data published in the Roberts Review of 2002


What skills does QinetiQ want ?

  • Subject matter knowledge

  • Cross-cutting skills

    • Logical scientific analytical progression

    • Data collection, analysis, interpretation

    • Communication skills (written and oral)

    • Teamwork

    • Flexibility in technical focus

    • Innovation/Entrepreneurship

    • Collaboration


What skills does QinetiQ want ?

  • Competition vs. Collaboration


Where to strategically apply limited resources ?

  • ‘Outreach’ activities

  • Perceived career prospects

  • School-based curriculum (including standard of facilities)

  • Teachers

  • Media portrayal including ‘heroes’

  • Friends & family


Should industry move up the value chain ?

  • Excite and enthuse pupils

  • Support those who influence the learning experience in the classroom


How to support the ‘influencers’?

  • Top-level, national fora ?

  • Financial sponsorship vs. hands-on support vs. internet ?

  • Collaborative or independent ?

  • In-depth or widespread ?

  • Unclear route to teacher CPD: Charities vs. LEAs vs. SLCs


The beginnings of a QinetiQ strategy ?

  • In response to feedback from ‘influencers’ themselves

  • Direct to teachers, careers advisors and schools advisors & inspectors

  • Collaborative

  • Nationally renowned schemes

  • Spread across UK

  • Hands-on support + appropriate sponsorship


(QinetiQ) way forward ?

  • Data set case studies


(QinetiQ) way forward ?

  • Distributed collaborative projects


(QinetiQ) way forward ?- Regional fora

  • Regional fora/events aimed at:

    • Addressing specific needs of ‘influencers’

    • Communicating requirements of industry

  • Collaborative events

  • Relationship to SLCs and Strategic Fora ?

  • Free facilities at QinetiQ sites, expert speakers, links to universities and industry


Conclusions

  • Education and Industry both gain by ‘higher value’ collaboration

  • Industry “could do better”

  • Barriers to greater participation (situation with regard to teacher CPD)

  • Success needs collaboration and dialogue


Feel free to throw stones !

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