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STEM Outreach Team
STEM Opportunities Newsletter December 2020
STEM Opportunities is our monthly newsletter for teachers which details upcoming events and information that may be of interest.

The STEM Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

Check out our most recent issue below and subscribe here to receive future updates!
Online Lecture: An Elementary Derivation of Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion:
Saturday 12th December 1pm 
This online lecture will aim to show an easy-to-follow derivation of Kepler's laws using a geometric perspective.

Target Audience: KS5 Maths and Physics students and teachers may find it very useful.

Find out more: 
Webinar: More than meets the pie: Mince Pies Unwrapped
Tuesday 15th December 4:30pm-5:15pm
Mince pies have hit the shelves again and it's Food Scientists that help make this happen. As well as making sure you have good quality, safe and delicious mince pies every year, they're also developing tasty alternatives for those who aren't so keen, and tinkering with the recipe to appeal to gluten free, dairy free and vegan diets.

This short webinar features Food Science professionals, including Andrew Holt, Product Quality Assurance manager from Waitrose, as well as current and recently graduated Food Science students.
STEM Outreach Preferences Survey 
Please help us refine our Outreach Activities by taking part in our Teacher Outreach preferences survey.

Let us know more about your school circumstances and what you would like to see from us.

Engineering BTEC Masterclass Programme for Year 12
Book your class to take part in three online interactive sessions from October 2020 – June 2021 

Find out more:
For more information please visit our Engineering BTEC Masterclass page.

Is Chemistry for all?
A recent report from a 5 year RSC funded outreach project says not. Read their recommendations for schools to help chemistry appeal to a wider, more diverse group of students.

To support these aims the RSC have a wealth of chemistry careers resources for teachers at:

Electrochemistry Resources 
The makers of these electrochemistry resources are looking for feedback and suggestions for other videos.

Please visit this page to view the resources

Students into schools 2020-21 
The University of Leeds Students into Schools scheme offers a comprehensive programme of curriculum support and targeted interventions to local schools.

This update is provided by the STEM Outreach Team at the University of Leeds, supporting students applying to all STEM courses.

Please forward this on to any colleagues who may be interested in the opportunities we have to offer. They can also sign up to receive updates using this link.

The next issue of STEM Opportunities will be sent in the week of January 25th 2021


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