How to request one of our STEM Ambassadors
Want to request one of over 900 (FREE) volunteer STEM Ambassadors? We currently manage over 900 STEM Ambassador volunteers in West Yorkshire, who have expertise in the following areas:
Molecular biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Radiation, Mass spectrometry, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Design engineering, Nanotechnology, Climate change, Engineering geology, Earth sciences, Mathematical
modelling, Statistical modelling, Psychological profiling.
All of our STEM Ambassadors have also undergone an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check) to enable them to work with young people in school; and they have also attended an induction
session with West Yorkshire STEM staff on how to approach classroom and school-based teaching support sessions. You can make a request by completing our request form
Ask an Ambassador – using web-conferencing to link up with our STEM Ambassadors
Would you like your students to be given the opportunity to put STEM-related questions to our Ambassador experts? Do you run a STEM club that would benefit from engagement with STEM Ambassadors? We can moderate an exchange between our Ambassadors and your
school at a time that is convenient for you through organising a web-based video-chat. You can see a short example
here of one of our STEM Ambassadors explaining what he does as an expert who looks at disease in human tissue (he’s a histopathologist). If you’d like to access our STEM Ambassadors in this way, get in touch with us.
How can we secure the future of food and deal with waste? Free demos, cooking tips, quizzes
Friday 9th May 2014, 10:30 - 15:00, Chancellors Court/Sustainability Gardens at the University of Leeds
Come see how we are designing, securing and solving the future of food and waste at Leeds - meet our bees, watch live cooking demos, pick up seeds, take part in our quizzes, and talk the teams who work on these problems every day. Find out more about what we
can be doing in the vital areas of food production, food security, sustainability and the environment. Open to all public.
Schools may be eligible for a bursary to cover transport - please get in touch with
Starting A STEM Club? an event for teachers, TAs and Technicians
Following on from our successful events last year we will be running a new series of workshops open to teachers wanting to start their own STEM club. The events will be across our region so you can choose the best one for you to attend.
Leeds University Tuesday June 10th
York University Wednesday June 11th
Sheffield Hallam University Wednesday July 2nd
HETA Hull Thursday July 3rd
All events are 4.15-6.00pm (people can stay on later to network if so desired and share ideas)
At each event we will cover the following areas
• Practicalities of starting a club
• What you can be done on a limited budget
• Celebrating STEM
• Embedding STEM
• Including activities to get you started
All attendees will be provided with a pack of resources to get a club started plus a memory stick of materials to take away. Refreshments will be provided.
If you think that you or a colleague would like to attend this session then please e mail Sandra Baker to book a place Sandra.Baker@shu.ac.uk.
Higher Apprenticeship opportunity: chemistry
This Higher Apprenticeship with funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry guarantees that as well as an interesting job and structured training, a student would obtain a foundation degree without needing to pay back a student loan. The company are an exciting
small business in Leeds
To apply and for more information see
Could you change someone’s life this summer?
Nuffield Research Placements (NRP) provide over 1,000 Year 12 students each year the opportunity to work alongside scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians over a 4-6 week period in their summer holidays. We are looking for people to provide
our students with placements in summer 2014. Can you help? If you are interested, email Sophie Robinson (email@example.com). The process is straightforward and your
regional coordinator will provide help and guidance throughout.
Get set... Demonstrate: free STEM practical activities for schools
The Powerful Practicals training is part of a suite of projects funded by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation that encourage practical activity in schools. One of those projects is Get Set…Demonstrate, run by the British Science Association, which inspires
teachers to run demonstrations in their lessons. Although Demo Day has already passed, there are still free films showcasing interesting demonstrations at www.getsetdemo.com/films.