STEM NOW has one simple vision – STEM is for everyone!
Our team is on a mission. We want every young person to have the opportunity to get involved with STEM. We do just that through our amazing education projects that our STEM role models help make happen. We manage the Central South England STEM Ambassador Hub covering Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. We have access to hundreds of regional STEM experts who all have the support of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). That means they always do a fantastic job. We also manage the British Science Association CREST Awards. The team doesn't stop there – we support an awesome network of STEM teachers in the south of England with volunteers and CPD too. That is STEM NOW!
The STEM Ambassador Hub
STEM NOW works with the biggest group of STEM volunteers in Europe. Together we inspire young people to study STEM subjects. We open up opportunities for them to get involved in STEM industries and careers. STEM Ambassadors are people of all ages and backgrounds. They're from thousands of different employers all over the UK. Our Ambassadors include apprentices, zoologists, set designers, climate change scientists, engineers, farmers, geologists, nuclear physicists and architects. Isn't that wonderful!
Want to find out how to inspire your young people? Find out more about the STEM Ambassador programme.
Think you'd make a great STEM Ambassador? Get in touch.
Already a STEM Ambassador? Log-in to your personal dashboard.
It's really important to inspire young people about STEM. If they discover it when they start primary school, they'll develop a love of the subjects that will last forever. Primary and secondary school teachers do the most fantastic things with STEM subjects. There's lots of support for you to help make learning STEM subjects fun and exciting. Your schools can also get support from the STEM Ambassador Programme. It's brilliant and totally free of charge – it's funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). STEM NOW delivers CPD for teachers too. The team also offers special support to teachers and youth and community leaders to help them make plans for keeping STEM amazing for the years ahead.
STEM NOW also looks after the STEM school networks across the south of England. These networks all want to achieve the same things. They're setting up organised ways to share resources and the best ways to do things. They come up with joint challenges and activities. They're also generating links between schools and employers. That means they can inspire young people and get them involved with a great range of STEM opportunities.
Want to find out more about educator development and help for school networks? Find out more about the STEM educators programme.
Ready to get involved? Get in touch and we'll help!
The CREST Awards are organised by the British Science Association. They give students the chance to get to grips with hands-on STEM projects. This gives them the skills they need to go for a career in STEM. The CREST Awards are recognised by UCAS as examples of outstanding project work. Now that's really cool! There are six CREST Award levels. That means students can progress through their education from five years old to 16 and beyond.
Want to find out how you can get involved? Just get in touch with the team – we're here to help.
The UK-wide STEM Ambassador programme is managed by STEM Learning. They operate the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, alongside other projects supporting STEM education.