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National Science Academy
Science, technology, engineering and maths – known as the STEM subjects – are important to everyone.
- They explain the world and our life in it.
- Scientific research improves our health and our environment.
- New products and processes are important for our economy.
We have set up the National Science Academy (NSA) to help raise interest in these subjects amongst children and adults. We want to increase the number of people who study STEM subjects, and then choose STEM-related careers at all levels. This project is part of our science strategy, 'Science for Wales', which was launched in March 2012.
The NSA works with five partners:
- The Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth (external link);
- National Botanic Garden of Wales (external link);
- Techniquest Cardiff (external link);
- Techniquest Glyndŵr, Wrexham (external link); and
- Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (external link).
These organisations are ‘hubs’ of STEM outreach activity. The hubs meet regularly and advise the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales on STEM activity. A representative of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales attends the meetings. The hubs also deliver a range of STEM projects themselves.
Businesses, universities, colleges, schools and many others hold events to explain their science-related work to both children and adults. Working with our partners, the NSA co-ordinates and supports these events.
You can find out about events and initiatives in Wales on these pages. They contain information for students, teachers and parents.
You can contact us at NSA@wales.gsi.gov.uk
We are currently working on a survey of all STEM activity in Wales. We shall be using the results to develop a strategy for STEM activity in the future.