"Science and technology are increasingly vital in the world today and the study of these subjects benefits all of us whether we realise it or not. Scientists like me have a very important role to play in inspiring the next generation to see these areas as exciting - both through sharing experiences and offering young people the chance to get involved in practical work in a real-life scientific environment."
Lord Professor Robert Winston, a supporter of STEMNET's Ambassadors programme
The STEM Ambassadors Programme enables teachers to make links from the curriculum to how STEM is practiced in the world of work, illuminating applications across a vast range of careers.
STEM Ambassadors are people from STEM backgrounds who volunteer as inspiring role models for young people. They can contribute both to regular lessons or participate in extra-curricular activities such as STEM Clubs, Careers Days and visits. STEM Ambassadors open the door to a whole new world for young people, helping them to see STEM subjects and careers with a fresh perspective and engage their interest and imagination in new ways.
Each Ambassador is registered, trained and DBS checked.
The STEM Ambassadors programme endeavours to make a real difference to the delivery of STEM subjects to young people.
'I've been really impressed with STEM Ambassadors at other events, so I thought you would be a good way to contact the right sort of people.' BBC Producer
Last Updated: Wednesday 5 December, 2012