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e-commerce business analyst

Matthew is an e-commerce business analyst for Spicers, he discusses his role in this video. The role is Semi technical, semi people orientated, requiring problem solving, good communication skills and the ability to translate technical language to the business person and vice versa. He enjoyed sciences at school,...

ICT specialist

Kayleigh is an ICT specialist for RAF Whittering, she discusses her role in this video. As an ICT specialist she supports IT equipment at stations and on deployment, looks after networks, servers, hardware and software. It is an essential role, to ensure communication continues between UK and other overseas teams....

IT architect

Judith is an IT architect for IBM, she discusses her role in this video. The role involves delivering an IT solution, ensuring the plan and basics are in place and coordinating teams of people to bring the work together efficiently and cost effectively. Having had a strong academic background, her father an...

IT consultant

William is an IT Consultant for NVT Group, he discusses his role in this video. His role involves providing day to day support on  various technologies as well as being an architect for new IT solutions and processes. He is involved in a project from initiation to implementation and enjoys the variety in each day....

IT specialist

Felix is an IT specialist at IBM, he discusses his role in this video. He is involved in designing, implementing, building or testing customers’ computer systems. He enjoyed the sciences, business and maths at school , studied at University in London and was able to work at IBM during his 3rd year...

Computer games modeller

Mark is a 3D modeller at Jagex, a computer games design company. He discusses his role in this video. He role involves the creation of 3D characters, areas and environments , taking briefs for art teams to bring it to life. He enjoyed art at school, was a keen gamer as a child and wanted to pursue his dream job....

Stem Ambassador induction training

All STEM Ambassadors must do an induction, either face-to-face offered by your local STEM Ambassador Hub or online.

 

Module 1

Watch the first module of the STEM Ambassadors induction covering the steps to becoming an approved STEM Ambassador.

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Clever sprites: how do computer characters find their way around

In this activity  students experiment with a programme containing a path-finding algorithm. they look at the use of messaging in the programme and record how the length of time an algorithm takes to run is affected by changing the starting conditions.

Comparing super villains: using spreadsheets to make comparisons

There are three parts to this activity:

(A) Students use a comparison table to sort data and make charts about super villains.

(B) They make their own comparison table and charts.

(C) They turn their comparison table into a weighted table.

Friendly databases: what sort of databases do social networking sites use?

In this activity students explore how social networking websites use huge databases. Students create tables for two aspects – user information and another of their own choice. They then discuss how social networking sites use relational databases and explore how their simple tables might be joined up.

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