This STEMNET activity case study describes Jenny Tillotson's work as a STEM Ambassador. Jenny's activities include speaking at schools, running workshops and offering internships in her company, Sensory Design and Technology Ltd. Her presentations look at science fiction and fashion and include film clips and samples to handle or try on.
At a presentation for the Cambridge Science Festival, Jenny talked to a group of Year 9 students about how themes that had been futuristic in famous works of science fiction, such as Star Wars and Star Trek, are now becoming reality. Jenny is also working on a schools project using microelectronics embedded in wallpaper or artwork.
"I love inspiring students and encouraging them to keep their minds open and not to be afraid of their ideas, and that’s what being an ambassador is all about.”