Every year, Stony Dean School holds a STEM showcase. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This showcase is held to celebrate the fun side of science and maths. This year, the theme is going to be Back to the Future, so the students are hoping to see some real life time travel! However, I interviewed Mrs Andreou, head of science, to find out what students are more likely to see.

What is the STEM project?

“Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Cross-curricular projects”

Why do we have the STEM project every year?

“To promote STEM and give the opportunity for pupils to design their own projects and show their skills.”

What is this year’s theme? Why did you choose this?

“Back to the future. To link with the science and engineering week theme and time. It links to transport and the world – past, present and future.”

Can you give me any examples of what type of projects we can expect to see?

“The early atmosphere – volcanoes futuristic transport”

I’m really excited to see all of the students’ research come to life. Every year the STEM fair gets better and better. I’ve personally made a big volcano with my classmates and the eruption will be fueled on Coke and Mentos. This shows how the power of STEM can bring people together.