Who are STEM Ambassadors?

STEM Ambassadors include people from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, including engineers, designers, architects, scientists and technicians. They help bring a new and inspiring perspective to STEM lessons and career opportunities.

Three photos of STEM Ambassadors supporting students

Our aim is to ensure that teachers, schools and colleges, as well as youth and community groups, are able to access STEM Ambassador support to inspire and engage young people with STEM subjects. 


What do they do?

We work with over 30,000 STEM Ambassadors from more than 2,500 different employers. They volunteer their time, enthusiasm and experiences to encourage and inspire young people to progress further in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Through a range of activities, including presentations, mentoring and careers talks, STEM Ambassadors play an essential role in inspiring the next generation with the world of STEM subjects and careers. Their support isn't just limited to the classroom - you can invite a STEM Ambassador into your STEM Club, employer, or youth and community group. 


STEM Ambassadors in action

  • Emma

    Emma Shanks is a Research Scientist in the Noise and Vibration Team at the Health and Safety Laboratory in Derbyshire. Watch her deliver a workshop developed by the Institute of Acoustics.


  • Marcia

    Dr Marcia Philbin works at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories. In this STEM Ambassador activity, she delivers a variety of chemistry demonstrations and experiments.

  • Mike

    Mike Baldwin is Lead Mechanical Engineer at the National Nuclear Laboratory. He delivers this STEM Ambassador activity remotely over a video conferencing platform.

Get involved

STEM Ambassadors get involved in a range of different activities. From speed networking to mentoring, there are plenty of ways that STEM Ambassadors can play a part in inspiring young people.