Latest Blog Posts

Sixth Form Evening Lectures: the 2018 edition

How Physics and Maths Make a Difference in the World
24 September, 2018/by Antonio Portas

Summer Holiday Happenings

One of the great things about working in the university, is that…
21 July, 2018/by Carol

Plan B

As part of the ESH Building my Skills programme each year, NUSTEM…
20 June, 2018/by Carol

Why not Physics?

Last month, the Institute of Physics released a report called…
13 June, 2018/by Carol

Leaky pipeline or drip irrigation system

The leaky pipeline is a recurring metaphor in discussions about…
19 March, 2018/by Carol

@NUSTEMxmas: our festive, robotic, IoT glockenspiel

Every now and then, we (Jonathan and Joe) get an idea stuck in…
14 December, 2017/by Joe Shimwell

New opportunities: GET North resources, Whole School Gender Equality, Computing resource grants

If you’re the sort of person who’s involved and engaged with…
28 November, 2017/by Jonathan

Primary Science Coordinators’ Forum #3.1

Part of NUSTEM's offer to primary schools in the north east is…
23 November, 2017/by Joe Shimwell

Family Space Explorers

We're always looking for new ways to engage different audiences,…
20 November, 2017/by Joe Shimwell

Jam on!

Whether digital making is already your jam or if you’ve never…
4 October, 2017/by Jonathan

Tetrahedral Kite, Beamish

As part of Beamish Museum's 'Wind in Your Sails' event, visitors…
1 July, 2017/by Jonathan
Image from Imperial Wikichem. Photo from Dr Jess Wade

International Women in Engineering Day 2017

Today (23rd June) is International Women in Engineering Day.

23 June, 2017/by Carol

Goodbye Think Physics, hello NUSTEM

We’ve changed our name.

We started as Think Physics in 2014,…
8 March, 2017/by Jonathan

125,000 rpm centrifuge… powered by hand, made from cardboard

This is outstanding!

One of the first steps in a whole host…
11 January, 2017/by Jonathan

(Raspberry) Pioneers, Bright Ideas: opportunities for secondary students

The lovely people at the Raspberry Pi Foundation – the folks who…
11 January, 2017/by Jonathan

Astronauts, sports scholarships, the web, deforestation, and the power of unexpected connections

Here’s a delightful little story from web developer Sarah Mei, posted…
10 January, 2017/by Jonathan

Connecting with Physics

When I did my A-levels a couple of decades ago, there were only…
9 January, 2017/by Carol

It’s 2017, the year the Sun goes out

Happy New Year! We hope you’re still flattened under the burden…
6 January, 2017/by Jonathan

Work with us! Ogden Science Officer vacancy with the Think Physics team

We’re recruiting!

If you’re of a physics sort of persuasion…
28 November, 2016/by Jonathan

See you this week? Timandra Harkness on Big Data and SUN at Life

This week we’ve not one but two outstanding opportunities to get…
15 November, 2016/by Jonathan

New competition for secondaries: Microsoft STEM Student Challenge

I know, I know – the education world is awash with competitions. Stick…
3 November, 2016/by Jonathan

Maker Faire UK 2017 announced

It’s baaa-aaaaack!

The greatest show (and tell) on Earth…
28 October, 2016/by Jonathan

The Amazingly Enormous STEM Careers Poster

Here’s a neat resource from the terrific folks behind the…
27 October, 2016/by Jonathan