What does the research evidence suggest about factors that influence students' attitudes, participation and engagement in STEM subjects?
Astronaut Tim Peake’s mission in late 2015 sees him become the first British astronaut to go to the International Space Station. Researchers in UYSEG are investigating if human spaceflight inspires school students to take science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
The Wellcome Trust asked UYSEG and colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education to carry out an international review of work on independent research projects in school science.
UYSEG, working with the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Public Engagement team, is reviewing the research on teaching genomics-related biology, and surveying the landscape of materials and teacher support for genomics learning.