“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
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
STEMNET’s regional and local network keeps STEM Ambassadors up to date with the wide range of opportunities and requests that we receive from teachers and schools. You can choose to volunteer for any of the activities in the regular emails and updates, or you can come up with your own ideas.
We only ask that you commit to a minimum one activity per year. Many of our volunteers are able to do a lot more and often get involved in a number of STEM events and initiatives. We appreciate and value every contribution that is made.
Once you are registered, you can access STEMnetworking to:
- see the range of requests being made for STEM Ambassador support
- check and update your details
- access the Resource Bank of activities and tools to support your volunteering