STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who offer their time and support to promote STEM subjects to young learners in a vast range of original, creative, practical and engaging ways. They cross all ages and backgrounds, representing a vast spectrum of different employers.
STEM Ambassadors help open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers. They not only inspire young people, they also support their influencers by explaining the relevance of STEM and current applications in industry or research.
STEM Ambassadors can support a range of activities including: career events, classroom activities, STEM clubs, mentoring, workplace visits, science festivals, youth groups, speed networking and career presentations.
Online speakers can share what they do in their STEM field, how they got to where they are and how young people can follow in their footsteps. STEM Ambassadors can also support careers or STEM Q&A sessions.
Varied depending on school requirements and volunteer availability.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
How would your students power cities in 2050?
Do your students want to be heard on a global platform? Encourage them to submit an article to Youth STEM Matters, a youth-led scientific journal.
Teams can build, program and control their LEGO® robots and present an engineering-focused environmentally-themed research project via online sessions and competition.