What People Say

Read what Teachers, Employers, STEM Ambassadors and School Pupils say about working with STEM Team East.

Schools consider STEM Team East to be a professional organisation committed to promoting STEM and STEM careers to young people.

 “Many thanks for your fantastic support this year.  Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the team.  It is always reassuring to know we have professionals and an established educational group which we can rely on.  You always consider what schools want and you are always prepared to work with and around us.”
Mr. Joe McCrossan, Head Teacher.  St. Albans Roman Catholic Primary School, Cambridge.
“The students were very fortunate to have such exciting opportunities that you at STEM Team East and the STEM Ambassadors provided; their high level of focus showed that they were getting a lot from the activities. I also met some very interesting and talented people who are clearly committed to contributing to education.”
Education Professional
“Duxford!! What a venue, the youngsters were a joy to work with, Bright, Intelligent and asked some searching questions. I thoroughly enjoyed the event. Well done STEM TEAM East. Look forward to the next event. 
Robert Riordan. Metalcraft.
“Thank you for the STEM resources. You are so efficient I wish I had contacted you earlier!”
Teacher. Milton Road Primary School, Cambridge

STEM Employers and STEM Organisations benefit from working with STEM Team East.

Thank you for allowing us to take part in your Engineering Festival at Duxford.  Most of the day we were overwhelmed (good, but tiring) by students who wanted to try out our products and get a 3D design and make hands-on experience; some just wanted to discuss the technology and some the future of 3D design and printing. Some great young people there. We left late, tired but very pleased with the day.
Martin Stevens. CEO, A1 Technologies Ltd. 
What a result to have over 500 pupils being “STEM inspired”. Once again very many thanks for allowing us to deliver such an inspirational day.
Richard Ashton, CEO of Imperial War Museum

Professional development experience for STEM Ambassadors is an important outcome of working with STEM Team East.

“This activity was a good opportunity for me to represent my company and to talk about my background and apprenticeship.”
STEM Ambassador. nPower.
“It was very rewarding and a pleasure to be involved with this age group who were genuinely interested in the task.  I would recommend this type of professional development to others.”
STEM Ambassador. AMGEN Ltd.

Young people perceive STEM and STEM careers positively because of STEM Team East events.

 “My life changed the day that I first experienced what engineering had to offer; this day was at STEM Team Duxford.  Up until then I had little motivation or passions for any particular career choice, but on that day my eyes were opened to Engineering; a path with endless options, endless opportunities and endless amounts of knowledge to learn.”
Pupil. Abbey College, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my day at the Engineering Festival. It was very well arranged and organised and I will certainly attend another one in the future. Today really did benefit my knowledge about a variety of engineering careers that are available in completely different ways! It was a pleasure to turn up to this great day!” 
Student. Jack Hunt School, Peterborough.
“…highlighted aspects of engineering that we were not previously aware of.”
Engineering Festival 2011.  Students. Samuel Whitbread Community College, Bedfordshire.
“Thank you for visiting Swavesey VC yesterday and giving your talk to our Year 11 students.  They benefit enormously from hearing people like yourself talk about their careers in Science and how many different opportunities  there are for engaging STEM subjects out in the real world.”
Jane Cooper, Business Links Coordinator. Swavesey Village College, Cambridgeshire.

STEM is relevant to both girls and boys is a key message delivered by STEM Team East.

“Many many thanks for organising the magnificent final part of the day, it really was a pyrotechnic feast! What was so clearly conveyed by the speakers was their passion for what they do, the range of their jobs, the opportunity to travel and the importance of a flexible approach. I have no doubt that your panel have certainly focused the minds of many students and helped inspire the next generation of key female players in STEM.”
Mrs. Charlotte Avery, Headmistress. St. Mary’s School, Cambridge.
“The pupils loved it and I thought the presentation was particularly effective in demonstrating that science/engineering is equally relevant to the girls as well as the boys.  STEM Team East showed a really good range of people involved in STEM in real life.”
Science Coordinator. Westfield Junior School, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.
“Some students really enjoy science but weren’t aware of how they could develop this into a career – they had an excellent insight into several areas of science during this activity.  Particularly as a large number of the group were girls and both scientists being female were excellent role models and really related to our students.”
Teacher. St. Neots Community College – now Ernulf Academy.

 

 

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