Become a STEM Ambassador

 

Sharing your passion for engineering with young people in schools is a great way of giving something back to the profession. 

Becoming a STEM Ambassador provides you with the opportunity to share your enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths, and raise awareness of engineering careers amongst young people.  

As a STEM Ambassador, you can get involved in a range of activities including:
 
Delivering careers talks
Acting as a judging for various engineering/science competitions
Participating in after-school engineering clubs


No education experience is required, just an enthusiasm for STEM subjects and a willingness to communicate this to young people.  You can devote as little or as much time to working with schools as you want, as long as you deliver a minimum of one activity per year. 

How to become a STEM Ambassador
To become STEM Ambassador, you can register online by visiting the STEMNET  website.  You will be invited to attend a two-hour induction session which will introduce you to the programme and provide you with information about classroom expectations, and legal matters such as insurance and health and safety responsibilities.  Thirdly, you will need to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or a Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, if you are in Scotland.
 
Upon registration remember to give STEMNET permission to share information with the Institution by ticking the box.  We will contact you about opportunities to participate in events and other Institution education activities. 

Tell us about your activities
Please keep us informed of any education activities that you deliver or participate in.  The Education Department is keen to promote such activities on our website and news articles.  We provide support to members working with young people by providing Institution branded Powerpoint presentations, resources and curriculum-linked engineering activities for 16-18 year old students, and recommendations of where to find suitable material for younger students.

Can this contribute towards my Initial Professional Development?
Yes, this can count towards the achievement of core objective 1.1 - knowledge and involvement with the Institution. It’s very useful for Graduate members working towards Chartered/ Associate-Membership, which now strongly encourages candidates “to support Institution activities in universities, colleges and schools”.  Many activities you undertake which assist the Institution in spreading the message or introducing other to the world of engineering can count towards the fulfilment of this objective.
 
If you would like further information or have any questions about education at the Institution, please contact the Education Department at education@istructe.org
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