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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace
Leeds
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T: 0113 343 7495
stem@leeds.ac.uk

Welcome to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at the University of Leeds

There has never been a more important time to expand our knowledge and capability across the STEM subject areas. To do this we need STEM graduates, who can continue to increase our understanding of the way our universe works and apply the knowledge we discover to meet and resolve current and future challenges.

See the impact that you could make by studying for a degree in the STEM subject area.

Take a look at the subjects that make up STEM

What is STEM?

The STEM acronym brings together the words science, technology, engineering and mathematics – words which are associated with some of the most important and exciting areas of human endeavour.

Whether it is creating new lightweight alloys for aircraft design; formulating life saving drugs to combat disease; designing processes to reduce CO2emissions; developing technologies to build tablet computers; or sending a man to the moon, STEM knowledge has impacted all of our lives.

Whilst a science education is essential to take up a career as a doctor or dentist, the term STEM does not directly refer to those areas of medicine or healthcare which deal with diagnosis and treatment.

The knowledge and skills gained in the STEM subject areas can however be applied in a number of career paths, which are equally valuable in caring for the needs of humanity.

At the University of Leeds our teaching and research covers all the subject areas that make up STEM.

Events Calendar

Feb
10
Wed
2:00 pm Analysis and Spectroscopy Workshop @ University of Leeds
Analysis and Spectroscopy Workshop @ University of Leeds
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this workshop, Y12 chemistry A level students work in groups to identify a common painkiller using melting point, thin layer chromatography and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the IR and NMR spectra. Other techniques may be covered on request.
Mar
5
Sat
all-day Leeds Festival of Science 2016 @ Leeds
Leeds Festival of Science 2016 @ Leeds
Mar 5 – Mar 23 all-day
The annual Leeds Festival of Science – now in its 11th year – offers an exciting programme of events to help enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all. Schools can join us for just one session or make a day of it, and our public events run throughout evenings and weekends. There is always a wide range of topics offered, covering many areas of science, maths, engineering, geology, geography, sports science and careers. Be sure to check out the schools programme and the public programme to see what’s on offer.
1:00 pm LFoS – Explore the Power of Water @ Thwaite Mills
LFoS – Explore the Power of Water @ Thwaite Mills
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A fun packed day of practical science activities that will show how we can use water as a source of power. The event itself is free but usual admissions charges apply. Please contact us on 0113 378 2983 or email thwaite.mills@leeds.gov.uk for more details. See all our public events running during Leeds Festival of Science here.  

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