STEM Ambassadors are volunteers with STEM careers and backgrounds, who give their time to help show young people where the study of STEM subjects could take them. They help put the school curriculum into a real-world context, showing the practical application of the subjects studied in school. They help to excite young people about the possibilities of STEM for their own lives and the world in which they live.
STEM Ambassadors come from all walks of life and might be 17 years old, just starting out on their STEM career journey, 70+ years old, with a wealth of knowledge and experience, or anything in between.
The sorts of activities you might get involved with as a volunteer or, if you work with young people, for which you might request STEM Ambassador support include:
- Careers talks or fairs
- CPD for educators
- Employability Skills Sessions (such as mock interviews or CV writing sessions)
- Events and exhibitions
- Advice for headteachers, governors and school leaders
- Judging competitions
- Support with STEM projects, competitions or activities
- Hands-on practical work or demonstrations
- Lectures or asssemblies
- Developing resources
- Speed networking or Q&A sessions
- Workplace visits
- Supervising work experience
For more information and ideas about STEM Ambassadors activities, view the STEM Learning website.
STEM Ambassador Spotlights
If you’re a STEM Ambassador, we’d love you to complete one of our STEM Ambassador Spotlight Profiles, available in the Downloads section below, and return it to [email protected]. We’ll then feature you on our website and share your profile with schools and young people interested in knowing more about the sector in which you work.