In this STEMNET activity case study, STEM Ambassador Danny Finn describes how valuable engineering role models can be for students.
Danny describes a careers event called 'What's my line?' which gave pupils a chance to speak to professionals about their work. For this event, he brought pictures and models to illustrate his engineering work at an oil refinery. Such stimulus materials spark interest and questions.
“Becoming a STEM Ambassador is the perfect opportunity to offer advice to young people in a similar position – unsure of the routes in and surrounded by the myths of what limited options there are in engineering."