Discovery STEM Education is a not for profit organisation with a STEM Centre at Kelham Island Museum and a STEM Academy at Sheffield College. Working in partnership with leading STEM organisations from across the globe, we have developed Invent Future Global and World Educational Robotics UK. We are an international hub of interaction between schools, colleges, university departments, STEM organisations and current technology industry.

Discovery STEM Education is a member of a UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Education and Skills Task Group which has been awarded EPSRC funding to develop robotics and autonomous systems education in the UK. Working in collaboration with Abilix UK, Consequential Robotics and The University of Sheffield, we have developed educational robotics curriculum and supported more than 200 schools to incorporate robotics into their existing curriculum. 

A major focus of our STEM career building strategy is to develop opportunities for young people to collaborate and problem solve with children from across the globe. Since July 2018 we have organised three international robotics events at Sheffield University for schools from the UK, Mexico and China with support from Rolls-Royce UK, Sheffield robotics and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. We also organise onsite and online international robotics and invention conferences for young people from multiple countries.

By helping children of all backgrounds to explore and experience STEM opportunities, we can inspire and motivate the next generation, supporting young people to become the future STEM leaders who will shape our future and take on the world’s greatest challenges. 

Discovery STEM Education is an approved by Sheffield City Council as a Children’s University Learning Destination (ages 5 – 18).  Meet Dr Melissa Butt – Founder of Discovery STEM Education (Sheffield Digital Skills Review).