“Kelly’s talk at Mossbourne yesterday was absolutely brilliant and really captured what we were aiming for in our ‘jobs in science’ week. He put together a talk with very little input from me and the students were engaged from the start. He made his job and his work accessible to the students with the use of analogy and had developed a good rapport with the students in the short time he was with them. We will definitely be asking him back next year! Thanks for all your help!”
Jill White, Mossbourne Community Academy
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
It is intended that from 1st August 2016, STEMNET will merge with STEM Learning Ltd. The STEM Ambassadors Programme will continue and we look forward to welcoming more enthusiastic volunteers to the programme, helping us to provide opportunities to inspire young people in STEM subjects and careers. Please click here to read the news story about the merger with STEM Learning Ltd.