SCIENTISTS IN SCHOOLS is a school led initiative delivered by OIBC, which connects STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) professionals working at the cutting edge of their field with schools. The aim is to enthuse more young people to connect with STEM and encourage them to pursue a career in STEM.

Research published by STEM Learning shows that 73% of businesses have found it more difficult to hire staff in 2017/2018. Business leaders revealed a major shortage of staff with STEM skills. Over half expect the STEM skills shortage to get worse in the next decade. Meanwhile the growth of the sector will likely double the number of STEM careers by 2028. STEM will be a key sector of employment for today’s students, entering the workplace in 2030.

Schools can pick from 3 different formats of events on a subject of their choice:

Previous subjects include:

  • The human brain
  • Music and the brain
  • The brain and memory
  • What makes us human?
  • New body parts for old: stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • The mysterious human heart: genes, environment, therapy
  • Infertility: treatment, science, ethics
  • Access, not excess: novel ways to nourish the world
  • Alternative energy: health and the environment
  • Powering the future: alternative energy – harvesting the forces of nature
  • Cancer: causes and treatment
  • Ecology: adaptations to extreme environments
  • Viruses: the invisible enemy
  • Particle physics and stellar astrophysics
  • Modifying organisms: from plants to humans
  • Is there a plan-et B?
  • Fusion and radioactivity
  • Hidden from view – Science at cellular level
  • Aerodynamics and rocket engines
  • Drugs and diseases
  • Harnessing the power of the immune system for the development of new medicines

Previous STEM professionals include:

  • Prof Richard Dawkins
  • Prof Heidi Johansen-Berg
  • Sir Richard Gardner
  • Dr Michael Mosley

To book a seminar, career talk, or pop up Café des Sciences please contact Kasia Lewis: klewis@oibc.org.uk to find out more.

May 2018

Scientists in Schools symposium on Genetic Modifications

May 2018

Dunottar School, Reigate Surrey
Read more: Scientists in Schools symposium on Genetic Modifications


Apr 2018

Scientists in Schools symposium on Drugs and Diseases

April 2018

Little Heath School, Reading
Read more: Scientists in Schools symposium on Drugs and Diseases


Career Talk on Science is boring isn’t it…? A day in the life of an immunologist

April 2018

Aureus School, Didcot
Read more: Career Talk on Science is boring isn't it...? A day in the life of an immunologist


Mar 2018

ATOM – Musical Minds Do you hear what we hear? Can science help us to understand music?

March 2018

Amey Theatre Abingdon School, Abingdon
Read more: ATOM - Musical Minds Do you hear what we hear? Can science help us to understand music?


ATOM – Scientists in Schools 6th form career talk on A week in the life of an immunologist

March 2018

John Mason School, Abingdon
Read more: ATOM - Scientists in Schools 6th form career talk on A week in the life of an immunologist


Career Talk on Drug Development

March 2018

Aureus School, Didcot
Read more: Career Talk on Drug Development


Scientists in Schools symposium on Stem cells and regenerative medicine

March 2018

Nova Hreod Academy, Swindon
Read more: Scientists in Schools symposium on Stem cells and regenerative medicine


Feb 2018

Scientists in Schools symposium on Aerodynamics and Rocket Engines

February 2018

Little Heath School, Reading
Read more: Scientists in Schools symposium on Aerodynamics and Rocket Engines


Scientists in Schools symposium on Particle Physics and Stellar Astrophysics

February 2018

The Cooper School, Bicester Oxfordshire
Read more: Scientists in Schools symposium on Particle Physics and Stellar Astrophysics


Sep 2017

Scientists in Schools Symposium on Defence against the dark arts

September 2017

Read more: Scientists in Schools Symposium on Defence against the dark arts


Jul 2017

Summer School on Global Health

July 2017

Read more: Summer School on Global Health


Jun 2017

5th Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture by Professor Robert MacLaren

June 2017

Read more: 5th Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture by Professor Robert MacLaren


Mar 2017

Evening lecture by Prof Paul Fairchild on Tapping the Fountain of Life

March 2017

Read more: Evening lecture by Prof Paul Fairchild on Tapping the Fountain of Life


Evening talk by Prof Charles Pasternak on What Makes us Human

March 2017

Read more: Evening talk by Prof Charles Pasternak on What Makes us Human


Feb 2017

Symposium on Powering the future

February 2017

Read more: Symposium on Powering the future


1 2 3 4 5 6