STEM Ambassadors

Engage, encourage and inspire young people

What is a STEM Ambassador?

STEM Ambassadors use their enthusiasm and commitment to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects. They inspire young people and support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.

STEM Ambassadors include: Apprentices, Zoologists, Set designers, Climate change scientists, Engineers of all disciplines, Farmers, Designers, Geologists, Nuclear physicists, Architects, Physicists, Ice core chemistry technicians, Pharmacists and Energy Analysts​.

What do STEM Ambassadors do?

STEM Ambassadors get involved in a huge range of activities, which can all have an impact on young people’s learning and enjoyment of STEM, including:

  • giving careers talks or helping at careers fairs
  • providing technical advice or practical support to STEM projects in the classroom
  • supporting projects in after-school STEM Clubs
  • judging school STEM competitions
  • speed networking with pupils, parents and teachers
  • devising or delivering practical STEM experiments or demonstrations
  • helping students with mock job interviews

Reasons to become a STEM Ambassador

  • You will engage and enthuse young people about STEM
  • You will give teachers a unique perspective on how the STEM curriculum can be demonstrated in the world of work
  • Your encouragment will inspire young people to consider STEM careers and qualification
  • Your input will contribute to improved academic achievement in STEM subjects
  • You will develop employability skills in young people, including confidence, team-work, presentation and creativity
  • You will be contributing to your local community and at the same time boosting your own professional skills, experience and confidence

Find out more

You can find out more about STEM Ambassadors on the STEMLEARNING website. If you are interested in becoming a STEM Ambassador, please contact us by emailing

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