STEM Ambassador Profile Videos

In these videos, STEM Ambassadors describe why they took on the role and the benefits both for the students they visit and for themselves. The first video, Auditioning the STEM Ambassadors, was made by students who tested 16 STEM Ambassador finalists of a competition to choose a number who would feature in a series of Teacher's TV films. The other six films feature some of these finalists: * Charlotte Bailey: Trainee Plant Analyst * Chris Styles: Applications Engineer * Faye Cashman: Spacecraft Engineer * Graham Gannon: Entrepreneur * Leo Garcia: PhD Student at the Institute of Cancer Research * Sheila Kanani: Planetary Scientist Each video lasts around 14 minutes.

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers of all ages working in a range of STEM-related roles from apprentice engineers to geologists and nuclear physicists to zoologists. Not only do they have a lot of fun, but they get an opportunity to contribute to their local community and boost their skills and confidence. 

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Charlotte Bailey: Trainee Plant Analyst

Charlotte Bailey works at Sellafield nuclear power plant as an Apprentice Plant Analyst. In this video she describes her work at Sellafield, monitoring for contamination of the environment by nuclear waste. Although she did not have previous science qualifications, Charlotte now has a detailed knowledge of...

Faye Cashman: Spacecraft Engineer

Faye Cashman is a Systems Engineer at Astrium in Portsmouth. In this video, Faye describes her work with all sorts of spacecraft systems such as communication satellites and the Mars Rover. She is currently working on a new telescope which will, in time, replace the Hubble telescope and uses infrared to see...

Graham Gannon: Entrepreneur

Graham Gannon is a snowboarder, outdoor adventurer and entrepreneur. Jobs that he has been involved in include radio, television, designing websites and advising on marketing strategy. In this video, Graham describes how his very varied working life evolved and the benefits and drawbacks of freelance work. As a...

Leo Garcia: PhD Student at the Institute of Cancer Research

This video describes the work of Leo Garcia, a PhD student at the Institute of Cancer Research working in the field of ultrasound elastography. In particular he is researching the use of this method in brain surgery to help guide the surgeon to find tumours and diagnose cancer. In the video, Leo describes how the...

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