STEM Ambassadors can participate and contribute in many ways to promoting the STEM subjects.
There are many different and exciting activities to get involved in!
Any actvity that directly or indirectly benefits young people aged between 3 and 18, that is voluntary and promotes the STEM subjects, is valid as a STEM Ambassador activity. This can include non-school activities within youth groups too!
Science Connects can offer advice and feedback to Ambassadors on the suitability of activity, how Ambassadors can provide support, and how to get the most out of your visit if required.
- Act as role models and offer careers talks, speed networking and work experience
- Provide practical support for experiments, STEM-related Clubs, competitions and Advanced Higher investigations
- Provide on-site visits for pupils to see the real-life link between what they are learning in the classroom and the outside world
- Offer an insight into active research currently being carried out in industry and academia
- Enhance curriculum learning by relating to real-life examples
- Help teachers develop and understand new course content to keep their knowledge up to date
STEM Ambassadors can find opportunities to work with young people via their own links with teachers or youth groups, through their company’s education programme, through their Professional Institution or they can volunteer for activities as advertised on the STEM Learning website.
STEM Ambassadors are required to take part in a minimum of 1 volunteering activity in every 12 month period. Activities that are organised outwith the STEM Learning website must be recorded on your STEM Ambassador profile.