STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a broad range of jobs and backgrounds who are passionate about inspiring young people to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers. With a community of over 30,000 volunteers, they are an important and exciting, free of charge resource for learners, teachers, youth and community groups and other individuals working with young people across the UK.
As professionals and specialists in their field, STEM Ambassadors bring real-life industry experience into context and enrich young people’s knowledge of the breadth of STEM-related careers and opportunities available. They get involved in a variety of activities both in and outside of the classroom, including STEM Club activities, speed networking, mentoring and large festivals and fairs, as well as helping to develop resources or other forms of support. Evidence shows that 90% of young people who engage with STEM Ambassadors say that it increases their engagement with STEM, helping them to make informed decisions about their future careers.
As part of the National STEM Learning Network, the STEM Ambassadors programme is working to make a difference in STEM education and address the UK’s skills gap. Together, we can help those working directly with young people to deliver activities that they may not have the experience, ability or capacity to deliver. Anyone who is over the age of 17, uses STEM skills and is willing and able to excite young people about STEM subjects, can apply to become a STEM Ambassador. Simply register at: www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors to request a STEM Ambassador to help inspire the young people you work with, or volunteer yourself by signing up for your first activity, and start making an impact today!