Unleashing the Power of STEM in Environmental Sciences:

A Journey of Discovery and Innovation


About Scenario STEM Summer School

In a world facing unprecedented environmental challenges, with the climate crisis at the forefront, it’s time to empower the next generation with the tools, knowledge, and innovative spirit needed for a sustainable future. Our initiative isn’t just about learning; it’s about sparking a revolution in critical thinking, problem-solving, and a deep-seated commitment to our planet. STEM is not just a set of subjects; it’s the bedrock of environmental sciences. From the intricate formulas of Mathematics to the dynamic principles of Physics and the transformative reactions in Chemistry, these subjects are gateways to understanding and protecting our world. Yet, there’s a gap we cannot ignore. The diversity in environmental sciences doesn’t mirror our society, especially in comparison to other scientific fields. It’s time to change that narrative. Our mission is to inspire and guide more A-level STEM students to step into the exciting world of environmental sciences 

What to expect

The summer school is an immersive experience in the heart of environmental science. During the summer school your students will get involved in a variety of hands-on activities to learn about the applications of environmental sciences. These will include weather forecasting, water management, biodiversity research, population modelling and critical thinking to apply what they have learned to real life scenarios. This is where future environmental scientists are born

STEM Summer school is a Year 12 workshop of activities and experience, developed to help you to discover the wide range of subjects within STEM studies and to help you get into university.

You will attend around 2 days workshop at our University of Reading Campus, including:

  • Activities
  • University experience
  • Influential Key note speakers

Applicant information

This outreach programme is funded by NERC and aims to support state school students from backgrounds under-represented at university and UoR. We use the criteria below to assess who is eligible to participate. By working closely with teaching staff, we are able to focus that support specifically where it is needed through our dedicated outreach programmes

You must also meet the following programme specific criteria:

  • Be in Year 12 at the time of application;
  • Be studying Maths (compulsory) and at least one science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) if you apply during Year 12
  • Be willing to travel to University of Reading for the scheduled programme dates.