Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network

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The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network or STEMNET is an educational charity in the United Kingdom that seeks to encourage participation at school and college into science and engineering-related subjects and (eventually) work.

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It is based at Weston House near Holborn tube station and was established in 1996. The Chief Executive is Yvonne Baker. The STEMNET offices are housed within the Engineering Council.

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Its chief aim is to get children interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics. Primary school children can start to get an interest in these subjects, leading secondary school pupils to choose science A levels, which will lead to a science career. It supports the After School Science and Engineering Clubs at schools. There are also nine regional Science Learning Centres.

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It is used to receive funding from the Department for Education and Skills. Since June 2007, it receives funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, since STEMNET sits on the chronological dividing point (age 16) of both of the new departments.

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