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