The STEM NOW team at Winchester Science Centre coordinates the STEM Ambassador Hub Central South England to help inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
STEM Ambassadors cross all ages and backgrounds, representing thousands of different employers across the UK. Our Ambassadors include apprentices, zoologists, set designers, climate change scientists, engineers, farmers, geologists, nuclear physicists, and architects. They help to 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 teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.
“It has been a fantastic learning experience for me as a teacher. I would encourage others to say "Yes, I'll do it" and jump in at the deep end. It's amazing how others help you float. The Ambassadors were modest about their own knowledge and talents. The students warmed to them straight away whilst building self-esteem and excellent team-working skills. This will benefit them in any career choice” A STEM Teacher
Please get in touch to find out how we can help you inspire your young people or to find out more about motivating young people by becoming a STEM Ambassador.
To find out more please go to www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors
The UK-wide STEM Ambassador programme is managed by STEM Learning, which operates the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, alongside other projects supporting STEM education www.stem.org.uk
How to complete the online induction:
Complete the STEM Learning Online Induction.
Complete the Post Induction Evaluation Form. This is an essential step once you have viewed the induction. We are unable to consider you inducted until you complete this form.
Once you have submitted your evaluation form (step 3), you will receive an email inviting you to complete the online DBS application. This will include detailed information to take you through the process, including the list of acceptable professions that will count as ID verifiers.
Our STEM ambassador handbook can be found here
Please see our FAQ for more information
From building balloon powered cars, programming robots and exploring the universe in a planetarium, to racing model powerboats, discovering nuclear medicine and sending stuffed toys to the edge of space, primary and secondary school teachers are delivering STEM subjects in inspirational ways.
There is a huge range of support available to teachers to enhance their teaching. It is crucial to inspire and excite young people about STEM right from the start of their formal education, so that they can develop a life-long love for the subjects
UK State primary and secondary schools can benefit from the STEM Ambassadors Programme, a fantastic free of charge resource for schools funded by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Read more about this brilliant scheme here. Here is what one local teacher said about her recent experience using STEM Ambassadors. "Just wanted to say thank you for organising the three STEM Ambassadors. They were excellent! Events for Year 10 and Year 9 have worked so well I would definitely like to run them again next year!"
Many students have their work rewarded through the British Science Association's CREST Award scheme, which provides a framework for a deeper level of engagement with scientific concepts to be developed throughout their education.