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Scotland + Japan offer lesson in STEM


Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are an important area of interest for Innovators Magazine.

We hosted a Twitter chat with Knowledge4Innovation – that included Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) as panelists – earlier his year, which focused on the importance of achieving gender equality – UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) – in STEM. And we have an award dedicated to STEM at the Global Game Changers awards.

We love to report on impactful STEM projects and campaigns – like the one being led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, which is using a STEM ambassador scheme to engage young learners. EMEC’s STEM ambassadors kicked off the initiative during Orkney School’s Japan Week, where they spoke to St Andrew’s Primary School students about the clean power links between Orkney and Japan. They explained the various types of renewable energies and how EMEC works with Japan to explore ways of tapping nature to generate power and slash emissions.


“I am proud that so many of EMEC’s staff are motivated to educate the future generation on the importance of STEM subjects and show how studying these subjects can result in rewarding careers. By visiting schools and sharing their stories, EMEC’s STEM Ambassadors can play an essential role in helping to bring a new and inspiring perspective to STEM lessons,” said Neil Kermode, Managing Director at EMEC.

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