“Many of the teachers in our science department do not have industrial or research experience themselves, so meeting, STEM Ambassadors, working in engineering and science fields has helped them to broaden their knowledge. They will now be better equipped to talk to our students about science-based careers.”
Gerry Courtney, Assistant Headteacher, Plashet School
STEM Ambassadors use their enthusiasm and commitment to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects. They open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers.
STEM Ambassadors not only inspire young people, they also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.
STEM Ambassadors contribute to their local community and at the same time boost their own professional skills, experience and confidence.
Our 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.
STEM Ambassadors cross all ages and backgrounds, representing thousands of different employers across the UK. We have enthusiastic STEM Ambassadors from 17 to 70 years of age:
- 60% are under 35 years of age
- 40% are women
- 13% describe themselves as from BAME (Black & Minority Ethnic) backgrounds