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STEM Ambassador Hub North East (RTC North)

STEM Ambassador Hub North East

 

The STEM Ambassador programme is centred on inspiring young people into STEM and the Bring It On event marries perfectly with this. We are keen to spread the word to both companies and schools to let them know who we are and what we do so that they can access the programme

Our vision is a World-Leading STEM Education for All Young People.

STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM backgrounds, volunteer their time and support to promote STEM subjects and inspire our young learners. Using a vast range of original, creative, practical and engaging methods these STEM role models help young people truly understand the real-world applications of STEM subjects. With a network of over a thousand dedicated and inspiring volunteers in the North East, the STEM Hub works hard to support the STEM curriculum, raise awareness of STEM careers as well as motivate and bring learning to life.

Our role is to work with both schools and employers to inspire the young people to study STEM for longer and with the ultimate aim of getting the young people to choose STEM Careers.  We do this by organising and facilitating interactions between STEM Ambassadors any young people both through schools and youth group provision.

With the support of regional employers such as Nissan, EDF energy etc. we support young people in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Tees Valley.  Currently we have over 1700 STEM Ambassadors in the North East who are supporting 95% of secondary schools and almost 30% of primary schools.

Primary schools are a growing area for us and we aim to get this over 30% by March 2019.

As part of our programme we train STEM Ambassadors to work with young people and to see the relevance of what they do in the classroom.  This includes some of the latest research and pedagogy to make sure that the STEM Ambassadors are having a positive impact.  We measure Impact on all of our activities in 4 main areas – Students, teachers, STEM Ambassadors and companies.

STEM Ambassadors support activities such as Careers fairs, assemblies and hands-on workshops.  Some offer onsite visits and work experience placements for both students and teachers.

What will they be exhibiting:

Display of materials and small interactive experiments for students and teachers to try out.