Events & Requests for STEM Ambassadors

With the new STEM Ambassador platform, you can log into your account and view the latest volunteering opportunities and requests from schools and organisations looking for STEM Ambassador support.  Log into your account HERE

While more teachers and organisations get used to the new platform and placing requests here, we will continue to list all other requests that haven't been placed on the platform on our Events and Requests page during this transitional period to make it as easy for you as a STEM Ambassador, .

To browse requests on the platform, follow the 6 easy steps shown in the illustration below.


Pitteuchar East Primary School, Glenrothes.   STEM Focus Fortnight, 17th-28th February

Pitteuchar East Primary School in Glenrothes are once again holding their annual STEM focus fortnight from 17th-28th February 2020. 

"This year our focus is on STEM careers, so they are looking for any STEM professional, from engineers to scientists, to come into school to talk to the children about their jobs and perhaps bring some practical activities with them to contextualise their job - and the skills they use - for the children. We'd be looking for them to work with children from P1 - P7. They could visit anytime during those two weeks. "

If you can help in any way, please contact organising teacher Lorna Hay


Wester Hailes Education Centre, Edinburgh- Speed Networking Event, Monday 24th February 2020.  09:30-12:30pm  - 15 STEM Ambassadors required

Wester Hailes education centre in Edinburgh are organising their first STEM Speed Networking event. Wester Hailes is a relatively deprived area in Edinburgh, and this is a fantastic opportunity to highlight options and career possibilities to young people who attend school there. This will run from 09:30am-12:30pm where pupils will get the chance to speak to STEM Ambassadors, learn about jobs they didn't know exist, and raise their aspirations in STEM subjects. We need 15 STEM Ambassadors to run the event- it's a relatively small school, and there are approx 75 x S3 students who will take part. It's a real opportunity to make a difference to young people's lives

If you can help please let Kevin at STEM East know


Speed Networking Event- Monday 2nd March 2019, 09:30-12:30

Glenrothes High School, Fife

Glenrothes High School have asked us to organise a Speed Networking event for their S3 year group which has 160 pupils.

On the morning, pupils in small groups will have the opportunity to ask STEM Ambassadors questions about careers, what you do for an occupation, your route into that career.

These are really enjoyable events, and there is no preparation required on your part, just turn up on the day willing to speak to young people.

We are looking for 30 STEM Ambassadors to support this event.  If you would like to attend, please contact Kevin at STEM East 


Fife Science Jamboree- Saturday 14th March 2020

Lochore Meadows Country Park, Crosshill, Lochgelly, Fife.


Karen Doherty, Primary Science Development Officer in Fife is organising a Science Jamboree, taking place on Saturday 14th March 2020, at Lochore Meadows Country Park, Crosshill, Lochgelly in Fife. :-

"We aim to run a science focused jamboree for scouts, guides, brownies and cubs from across Fife. We would set up several tents in which science related demos would take place. The youngsters would then move between tents to experience short taster sessions in physics, chemistry, biology and computing science. We hope that STEM Ambassadors will kindly volunteer to support teachers in the delivery of fun demonstrations of their preferred subject. Volunteers should indicate their preference of teaching subject or focus e.g. which tent or outdoor activity or whether they will deliver something within their employer drop in offering. 

Currently we have offers from Exxonmobil, Babcock and Raytheon. Any STEM Ambassadors who wish to lead a Nature walk are also very welcome. The Scout/Guide leaders will manage the rotation of units between the four teaching tents. One session lasting 20 mins should be repeated across the duration of the event. We anticipate four adults delivering per tent might be the best model. 

What’s provided? Tents with tables and ground sheets as venues. One tent for physics focus, one for chemistry focus, one for biology focus, one for computing science focus. Additional tents will house employer hosted drop in activities. Presenters will have access to the onsite centre for comfort breaks. Additional activities will include geocaching, orienteering, tug of war, nature walks, bubble fun, bird feeder sessions, drone taster sessions. Please note there is no power source available so unplugged activities are preferred unless you wish to bring pre-charged resources which can last for the duration of the event. Additionally we request that no flammable activities are carried out and all participants and attendees follow our Leave No Trace policy. 

Who else is involved? Fife Council teachers Local business and industry partners Fife Council Science Development Officers Fife Council Economic Development Officer Lochore Meadows management Scouting/Girl Guiding Association – approx. 1000 youngsters and adult leaders Size/age of audience 5-18 years Members of the public may access the drop-in sessions but will only be allowed into focus tents once all the scouts etc have had their scheduled slots. 

Time and duration of event Set up from 09.00 (Scout/Guide leaders will set up accommodation) Event will run from 11.00 -14.00 Clear up from 14.30 to 17.00 

If you can help, Karen would love to hear from you- click HERE to contact her 



Hermitage Park Primary School- STEM Focus Week- Mon 27th April to Friday 1st May 2020

We have received a request from Hermitage Park Primary School:-

"I am organising our annual STEM focus week for Hermitage Park Primary School in Edinburgh, running from Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May 2020. We are looking for ambassadors across the STEM areas who would be willing to come in and help us run some fun and interesting workshops within the school. If you want to find out more, please contact teacher Nicola Binnie:- Nicola.Binnie@hermitagepark.edin.sch.uk   "


Fun STEM workshop - inspiring the next generation

  • Date: Wednesday 13th May
  • Time: 2-4 pm
  • Place: Edinburgh College, Midlothian Campus
  • Room no: TBA
  • Workshop provided by: Caroline Alliston, founder of Technology for Fun
  • Hosted by: Edinburgh College
  • Supported by: The Institute of Physics (Scotland)

Booking required: see below

Summary:

Want to enthuse children about STEM? Come and have a go at some fun, engaging design and make projects and find out how the activities can be used to inspire the next generation of girls and boys. Create your own electric fan boats and balloon buggies, whilst learning how to conduct these activities with young people.

The activities are designed to tie in with curriculum learning objectives in forces, electricity and materials. Some re-usable kits will be available free of charge to facilitate running the activity with a group, making it popular with schools.

Many other fun projects including vibrating brush monsters, fairground rides and computer-controlled models will also be available for participants to try out. Check out Caroline’s website www.technologyforfun.co.uk for more information on STEM design and make activities.

To book a place:

Email technologyforfun@hotmail.co.uk with reference ‘Edinburgh workshop’ and your name. You will receive an e-mail confirming your booking. (If you don’t receive a confirmatory e-mail please call Caroline on 01453 842849.)


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