“You can see exhibitions about engineering, you can be told about it, you can look at pictures, watch videos and read books, but until you’ve had a go yourself you haven’t experienced the thrill of it! At first I was interested. Now I’m addicted.”
Peter Jones, A level student
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 18 to 70 years of age:
- 60% are under 35 years of age
- 40% are women and around
- 13% describe themselves as from BAME (Black & Minority Ethnic) backgrounds
Download our guide to Becoming a STEM Ambassador