Profile: STEMNET

STEMNET run the only UK netowrk of STEM ambassadors (over 30,000!) working to encourage young people who are under-represented within STEM subjects and careers to pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

'STEM Ambassadors

We run the UK’s only network of STEM Ambassadors: over 30,000 brilliant and inspiring volunteers

Across the UK, our STEM Ambassadors volunteer their time and support to promote STEM subjects to young learners in a vast range of original, creative, practical and engaging ways.

They are an invaluable and free resource for teachers, helping to deliver the STEM curriculum and raise awareness of STEM careers, by revealing how essential STEM is throughout the world.

Our STEM Ambassadors come from a wide range of careers and professions, including environmental scientists, civil engineers, marine biologists, medical physicists, pharmacists, energy analysts, architects and games developers to name but a few.

We work hard to ensure that the population of STEM Ambassadors reflects the diversity of the population that they volunteer to support. 40% of STEM Ambassadors are women and 13% describe themselves as from BAME (Black & Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. We have enthusiastic Ambassadors from 18 to 70 years of age, with almost 60% under 35 years of age.'

They deliver three core programmes through STEM Ambassadors and then directly to Employers and Educators. They are also looking to inspire with the use of Ambassadors across the country by pairing them up with students.

Posted on Tuesday Apr 5