STEM Ambassadors

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STEM Ambassadors – who are they and why are they so valuable to Schools

STEM Ambassadors are STEM Professionals: Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians from Academia (staff and students), Research Institutions, STEM based Industries and all related fields.
STEM Ambassadors are technicians, apprentices, undergraduates, graduates and post graduates and of all ages and experience. Their work shapes our world and describes our future.  They share the common goals of inspiring the next generation to appreciate STEM and encouraging many more young people to consider a career in these fields.
   
STEM Ambassadors support the work of STEM Team East in three key ways:
  • They volunteer their time and expertise, inputting current STEM practice and leading edge developments in STEM into the school curricula by giving talks and supporting STEM activities organised by us at STEM Team East.
  • They act as role models and mentors through their direct engagement with school STEM clubs, supporting pupils in science projects and research work and adding a new line of input to the many STEM enrichment schemes that exist.
  • They are the face of employer engagement and the window to the great diversity of STEM careers, supporting career events of all kind.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers, they are CRB cleared and insured to work with Schools and Colleges by STEMNET. The cost of STEM Ambassador support for a school is either borne by the company they work for which releases them for the event or, in many cases the STEM Ambassadors are altruistic, giving up some of their annual holiday to support a school.  Therefore there is no cost to a school for an Ambassador’s actual time.
   

Would you like to become a STEM Ambassador?

If you are a STEM Professional in Cambridgeshire or Bedfordshire and would like to work with local schools and colleges to help inspire young people about STEM, inform them about the STEM career opportunities available to them and promote your skills, visit the STEMNET STEM Ambassador pages or talk to us about becoming a STEM Ambassador. You can register online at STEMNET and your details will be passed on to us. We will then help you apply for CRB clearance and arrange insurance for you when you are working in a school.  Find out more: STEMNET Guide to becoming a STEM Ambassador
STEM Ambassador Opportunities for Engagement
More and more teachers are realising the fantastic value of having STEM Ambassadors to support STEM in their schools. 
If you are a current STEM Ambassador, you can help schools further by:

 

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