Update from the National Forum for Public Engagement with STEM

The National Forum for Public Engagement in STEM was established in 2014 by the Wellcome Trust and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Forum brings together key funders and organisations involved in setting the national agenda for public engagement in STEM.

Following the National Forum Networking event in March, 2016 (follow this link for a summary of the event and activity since), the Forum and its members have established four working groups to look at specific challenges within the sector. These cover three key areas:

  • Evaluation
  • Engaging underserved audiences
  • Emerging areas of Science and Technology, split into two groups:
    • Genomics
    • Machine Learning

The Forum are also supporting a South West Pilot, looking at the Professionalisation of Public Engagement. The pilot is seeking to explore ways in which providers in the region could collaborate with a long-term vision to develop skills and practice.

Further details about these groups and their focus can be found on the NCCPE webpages, link provided below. 


Please contact David Owen (david@gurukula.co) with if you would like to find out more about the National Forum and its work.