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Dr Jo Foster Appointed as STEM Education Trustee For The Science Museum Group

By on Oct 3, 2018 in Blog |

The success of the amazing programme at Nexus is being widely recognised with the exciting news that Dr Foster has been appointed by the Prime Minister as a trustee for the Science Museum Group.

Dr Foster said:

I’m really delighted to have been appointed as a Trustee for the Science Museum Group. My role on the Board of Trustees will enable me to have an impact on the direction the Science Museum Group take in terms of their provision not only in their museums, but also in terms of outreach and resources that are available all over the country. As a teacher, I hope to be able to bring a new perspective to the Board of Trustees. The Group is very keen that the work of its teams has the widest possible impact, not only in terms of the visitors to the museums, but also more widely in the world of science education.

 

The Science Museum Group is the world’s leading group of science museums, and they welcome around five million visitors each year to museums in Bradford, Manchester, London, Shildon and York. As well as safeguarding some of the most precious artefacts that help to tell the story of humans and technology, the Science Museum Group is committed to developing public understanding and enjoyment of STEM.

 

I am the Director of Nexus and Cornwall School of Maths and Science; specialist provision for students who are very able in Maths and Science, and part of Camborne Science and International Academy. As part of my work at Nexus, we improve access to exciting opportunities in STEM for all the children in Cornwall, not just those who attend Nexus and CSIA. For example, we have been a hub for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, we organise and run workshops and events for Primary schools, and will host the first ever Cornish Schools Primary Maths Olympiad early next year. We run a Scholars’ Community for any Y7-11 student in Cornwall who is a STEM enthusiast to come to lectures and other Science and maths events.

 

I hope that through my work as a Trustee of the Science Museum Group I will be able to help to spread the Group’s amazing work and bring some of the magic, the ‘wow’ of seeing something incredible; of holding something extraordinary, to the children of Cornwall and other regions of the country.

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A young Wonderlab visitor is reflected inside the Infinity Boxes exhibit © Plastiques Photography, courtesy Science Museum Group

A young Wonderlab visitor is reflected inside the Infinity Boxes exhibit © Plastiques Photography, courtesy Science Museum Group

Light Lab exhibit in Wonderlab © Plastiques Photography

Light Lab exhibit in Wonderlab © Plastiques Photography