5. Henry Lau Stem Forum Ver2

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An overview of the STEM Student Journalist Programme

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  • 5. Henry Lau Stem Forum Ver2

    1. 1. Henry Lau STEM Student Journalist
    2. 3. <ul><li>Why did I get involved? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career in Science Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different and exciting </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>So what is The East Midlands STEM student Journalism Project (SSJ)? </li></ul><ul><li>The SJP links students with opportunities to report on STEM news or events </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to report on people and companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC presenter and weatherman Des Coleman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to report on STEM studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why you love maths? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning about super conductors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to report on events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A video game festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Big Bang Fair, UK Young Scientist and Engineers Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planet SciCast awards ceremony </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Opportunities to report on events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A video game festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Big Bang Fair, UK Young Scientist and Engineers Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planet SciCast awards ceremony </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>The Big Bang Fair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5000 students, 1500 teachers, exhibitors, politicians, sponsors, supporters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviewed organisations to see their daily STEM usage, role of STEM in life and their thoughts on the need for such an event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also reported on careers and science show </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Planet SciCast Awards ceremony </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Winners of SciCast competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great food </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>Personal benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More determined to pursue a career in science communication </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>How to get involved? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t have to be big </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops – Uni of Lincoln – 7 th May </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report on school activity </li></ul></ul>

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