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John Gray

This STEMNET resource introduces John Gray who is a specialist engineer for the BBC. His role is crucial in ensuring that the programme production system used by local radio stations across England works properly.

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Ros Brain

Ros Brain, Deputy Head Teacher in a primary school, recruited four STEM Ambassadors from STEMNET to bring alive the topic of poor sanitation for an activity day in her school.

The children got involved in a range of practical and fun experiments which were relevant not only to the themes of problem solving,...

Activity Case Study 6: Andrew Keen

In this STEMNET activity case study, Graduate Engineer Andrew Keen describes a 'real life' project that he designed for sixth formers which involved developing an engine component. The Fuel Systems Team of his company was so impressed with the project that it is now working on a prototype component.

Andrew...

Activity Case Study 7: Caron Malone

This STEMNET activity case study describes the many activities that STEM Ambassador Caron Malone has been involved with. These include designing and making 'intelligent clothing' with primary school children, a Smart Energy workshop and careers day talks. Caron is particularly keen to involve more girls in STEM...

Activity Case Study 8: Chris Robbins

In this STEMNET activity case study, STEM Ambassador Chris Robbins describes how he works with children and teachers on projects such as building a musical dinosaur crest out of plumbing materials. This gave pupils hands-on engineering experience and an understanding of acoustics.

"You have to learn to...

Activity Case Study 4: Danny Finn

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...

Activity Case Study 15: Colin Glen

This STEMNET activity case study describes how Colin Glen, a project manager for a construction company, is motivating future engineers through his work as a STEM Ambassador.

Along with a variety of other Ambassadors, Colin took part in a Business in Maths day at his old secondary school, talking to students...

Activity Case Study 13: Tim Moss

This STEMNET activity case study describes how Tim Moss, a maintenance engineer, worked with an Engineering Diploma teacher, Chris Hallgarth, to implement a practical programme to support a new Engineering Diploma qualification. This programme brought engineering to life, giving students an insight into 'real life...

Activity Case Studies 18 and 19: Ross Wattie and Felix Schubert

This STEMNET activity case study describes how STEM Ambassador Felix Schubert shadowed another engineer, Ross Wattie, to learn the skills needed to present sessions for groups of students.

Felix was asked to do four sessions of a science workshop for 120 primary school children but felt apprehensive about...

Activity Case Study 16: Lee Betts

This STEMNET activity case study describes the work of Lee Betts, who works at RAF Cosford, for the STEM Ambassador network and Engineering Education Scheme.

Lee trains other STEM Ambassadors to undertake activities and is also involved in the WISE (Women into Science, Engineering and Construction)...

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