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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace


T: 0113 343 7495

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

2:00 pm Analysis and Spectroscopy workshop @ University of Leeds
Analysis and Spectroscopy workshop @ University of Leeds
Dec 2 @ 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.   This workshop is now fully booked.
9:45 am Medicine – Not just about medics @ University of Leeds
Medicine – Not just about medics @ University of Leeds
Dec 14 @ 9:45 am – 3:15 pm
Suitable for: High ability years 10 and 11 Up to 10 pupils per school Many students are interested in medicine but not all will become doctors. We aim to show a few of the alternative pathways for talented STEM pupils in this day of hands-on workshops. We have a limited number of places for students who would like to find out more about where their passion for STEM subjects could take them. Students will take part in practical activities in areas such as biomedical engineering, medical physics, biomedical sciences, nutrition and medicinal chemistry. Please see our webpage for more information and details of how to book.
all-day Royal Society of Chemistry lectu... @ University of Leeds
Royal Society of Chemistry lectu... @ University of Leeds
Dec 15 all-day
Year group: Y9 – Y11 Dates: 15th December 2015 Time(s): 11-12 or 1.30-2.30pm Our annual lecture for schools is sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry and aims to offer an entertaining look at an area of chemistry. This year’s event, titled Kitchen Chemistry, will be delivered by Dr Stephen Ashworth from the University of East Anglia and will be an exploration of chemistry that we can do in our own homes. To request places please e-mail Louise on l.crabtree@leeds.ac.uk stating the following: School name Teacher contact Number of places required Year group(s) Which session (am or pm)