Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME)
Aims and objectives:
CASTME links science, technology and mathematics (STEM) educators, formal and informal, across the Commonwealth. It has a UK-based board of trustees, with regional branches or groups in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
The Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME) was established in 1974 as an NGO recognised by the Commonwealth Secretariat. It has regional groups in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. The trustees of CASTME meet at Marlborough House in London. Through a network of regional meetings and papers at conferences and its website, CASTME seeks to encourage networking and links between Commonwealth countries and STEM work in formal and informal settings.
It is particularly developing working with Mothers families) and children, and communities to progress understanding of everyday science. It recognises mothers and carers as first and most important teacher of a child. CASTME also supports both formal based teaching and informal science, technology (including design and technology, and maths learning) which has to also develop literacy and other communication, including critical thinking skills.
The CASTME Award Scheme
Awards are offered for educational projects, which address the social or human context of science, technology and mathematics. Anyone involved in any form of education in the widest senses, formal or informal or societies and communities, can enter, Primary, pre school, secondary or tertiary education project a year as an individual or as a group, school or out of school. Details on Castme.org.uk or CASTMEuk@gmail.com.
Alexander Prize for women. There is a small monetary award.
AWARD criteria: A woman or female community who have made a significant contribution to encouraging the Scientific, technological or mathematical education of girls or women in a situation of particular difficulty or scarce Resources. A nomination should: Explain the reasons for the nomination. Detail the achievements of the nominee/s over a period of time. Nomination By a third party, or by the nominee herself. Entries electronically to CASTMEuk@gmail.com. Postal address available on application.
Registered Charity No. 1111749. Limited Company Registration No. 05001658