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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Programme is a nationwide scheme dedicated to getting more young people interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects leading to an increase in young people pursuing STEM careers.

The most valuable tool young people have at their disposal when considering future career paths are the people around them, and we believe that STEM Ambassadors can be their greatest source of inspiration.

 

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers with careers in STEM or with a passion for STEM subjects.

 

The STEM Ambassador Programme for the North of Scotland is co-ordinated by a team based in Aberdeen Science Centre, with members of staff in Aberdeen, Thurso and Inverness.  So hopefully, wherever you are and whoever you are you can find someone to help

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For teachers and organisers

Would you like more support when running science experiments for young children?  Are you unsure how to explain what engineering is?  Would you like to find out how to run maths games?  Or would you like some help running/setting up a STEM club. STEM Ambassadors are here to help.  They are completing free and spread across the north of Scotland. To request a STEM Ambassador, fill out the form below.

School Name and Postcode:
Contact Name:
Title, Date and Time of Activity:
Brief description of activity including role of STEM Ambassador:
E-mail:
Phone Number:
Number of students taking part and year group:
Additional notes (e.g. field of expertise, venue if different from school address, etc)

Alternatively, if you would like this form as a word document email us at stemambassadors@nullasc.scot. Remember, STEM Ambassadors are very knowledge and if you unsure how to run an event they may be able to help, so feel free to get in touch with us.

 

Become a STEM Ambassador

If you have a passion for a STEM subject, would like to inspire young people and offer them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have you can become a STEM Ambassador. It is a simple process and you only need to complete one activity a year to remain on the system.  The activities range from running an after school STEM club, attending career fairs, mentoring a young person and helping teachers to understand more about your area of interest. You can decide to volunteer for a pre-planned event or design your own activity, the decision is up to you.

  1. register on the website (completely free) at db.stemnet.orrg.uk

  2. attend an induction and complete PVG paperwork

  3. wait for PVG to be processed

  4. take part in an event!

 

If you want any advice or have any queries feel free to contact us on stemambassadors@nullasc.scot

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