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About the STEAM project

The STEAM project combines dance and the arts with STEM subjects to make STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths). We want to make STEAM subjects more engaging and accessible for primary children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Derby. The project also aims to encourage girls to consider careers in STEM as women are underrepresented in these industries.

Designed to energise the next generation of creatives in the field of STEAM, we will explore different types of 'energy' e.g. kinetic, electrical, and thermal through a day of talks, movement, Q&As, activities and a live performance by Matt Pang of Pangottic on his ‘Happy Heart Bike’. This project will bring together a uniquely creative partnership of primary school children, teachers, artists and STEAM professionals in one big, exciting, creative experiment.

Become an Ambassador for our STEAM Celebration Day on 7 July

If you want to advance your public engagement skills and are interested in making a difference to the young people of Derby then becoming an Ambassador for the STEAM Celebration Day could be for you!

We would like people who have followed a STEM career to join us for a day of celebrating STEAM on 7 July 2021 when we will have a live digital link to 3 primary schools. It would be great if you can join us on the day for a live Q&A session, or you can come in to film a talk/presentation beforehand. You will be asked to view some introductory material and have a 1-hour induction session with the project team beforehand, and finally, you will be asked to take part in a project evaluation which may include answering surveys and being interviewed.

All aspects of your engagement with schools will be digital, you will need to come into Déda for filming.

Funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Fund, we hope to create one big exciting, creative experiment this summer, which will energise and inspire all who take part.

How to apply

To apply please contact Rachel Austin at [email protected] stating your experience in engineering and/or STEM by Friday 11 June 2021. We will follow up with a Zoom meeting to discuss the role in more detail. We may ask for you to supply a reference from an employer or industry professional as part of our recruitment process.

Watch a film about the STEAM project


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