Through a range of activities, including presentations, mentoring and careers talks, STEM Ambassadors play an essential role in inspiring the next generation with the world of STEM subjects and careers. Their support isn't just limited to the classroom - STEM Ambassadors also volunteer in STEM Clubs, youth and community groups and at public events, individually or with their employers' programmes.
For information about joining
the STEM Ambassador community,
please visit the STEM Learning website
Access the latest STEM Ambassador Newsletter here
Hub training sessions for STEM Ambassadors:
Looking Beyond Lockdown - Tuesday 23rd March, 12:30 - 13:30 - a lunchtime networking session to discuss how Ambassadors and employers can help schools to recover from lockdown, with input from a local primary school teacher.
Did you miss the 'Presenting Activities Online' webinar? Email us if you would like a copy of the notes from this session firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambassadors have found the following documents useful when we have used them in previous training sessions:
Top tips for STEM Ambassadors on delivering activities: a how-to guide. download here
Top tips for STEM Ambassadors on handling presentation nerves: a how-to guide. download here
Get set ..... demonstrate. Running inspiring science demos (from the British Science Association). download here
Could you be a CREST Assessor?
CREST is a scheme where young people take on the role of a scientist
or engineer through a wide range of projects and activities.
It offers them the opportunity to achieve a recognised award, develop
life skills and question the stereotypes of what it is to be a scientist.
CREST Assessors help develop students’ interest and attitudes towards
science, along with their scientific and project skills, by assessing their
projects via an online platform, providing constructive feedback and encouragement.
Full online training will be provided by the British Science Association.
For further details, along with a person specification, please see the job
description available here.
National Training Courses.
STEM Learning offers a range of online training courses for STEM Ambassadors to enhance their interactions with young people. These are available for free on the FutureLearn portal here.
In normal times the West Midlands STEM Ambassador Hub has a small supply of resources which are available for STEM Ambassadors to borrow to support their activities with schools and community groups. When face-to-face activities possible again, we will let you know how to request the resources and the terms and conditions involved.