“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
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