A dynamic, independent educational and enrichment consultancy
We offer a range of products and services that support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects in Wales within a real world context.
STEMNET Advisory Service
See Science is your STEM Learning contract holder to manage the Schools STEM Advisory Network and for the local management of STEM Ambassadors for Wales.
We keep schools in Wales informed about high-quality activities that they can access to enrich and enhance the STEM curriculum and enable them to use a range of STEM Ambassadors, so that teachers can incorporate into their teaching exemplary links to the world of work.
STEM Ambassador programme
We keep schools in Wales informed about high-quality activities that they can access to enrich and enhance the STEM curriculum. The STEM Ambassador programme enables schools and teachers to work with a range of STEM Ambassadors and incorporate exemplary links to the world of work into their teaching.
Anyone over the age of 17 with skills or interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) can register as a STEM Ambassador.
The most important quality for a STEM Ambassador is to be an enthusiastic and positive role model for STEM subjects and STEM-linked careers. STEM Ambassadors not only inspire young people; they also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research. STEM Ambassadors are of all ages and backgrounds and represent more than 1,500 different employers.
How to request a STEM Ambassador visit
If your school is planning an event or a project, a STEM Ambassador may be able to provide support, ideas and other types of input. You can register with STEM Learning and request an Ambassador here or contact us directly at email@example.com. We will add your request to the Ambassador requests web page and to the STEM Ambassador e-newsletter.
The dedicated teacher section of the See Science website includes pages on educational opportunities, events, resources, news, funding, grants, competitions, science schemes and more. We also send out regular e-newsletters to primary and secondary schools across Wales, in both English and Welsh.
Are you getting the See Science teacher e-newsletters?
To subscribe to the See Science STEM e-newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our contact form, specifying whether you would like to receive the secondary or the primary newsletter (or both).
STEM Clubs are a powerful way to engage school students with STEM subjects and can be fun and fulfilling for both student and club leaders. See Science is the Regional STEM Club Contract Holder in Wales.
STEM Club case studies are six stories from schools where a STEM Club is firing enthusiasm and making a difference. Provided in downloadable pdf format.
See-Science organises and administers the British Science Association CREST Awards in Wales. We provide expert guidance throughout the scheme - and help you register. The post of British Science Association Regional Officer for Wales is held by See Science.
New CREST registration process
From Monday 24 April 2017 all new CREST Discovery and Bronze registrations should made through the my.crestawards.org platform.
Physiology Society survey
The Physiological Society is currently reviewing its education and careers resources, and would really like to hear from teachers about the topics and skills they find challenging to teach. This will also influence how they can encourage students to consider science as a career.
You will have the option to enter their prize draw to win a £30 Amazon voucher and free classroom visit from a physiologist too! If you have any queries, please get in touch.
Give us your Ambassador feedback
We would be very grateful if you could fill in our teacher feedback form if an Ambassador has visited your school or you have met an Ambassador at an enrichment activity. Please encourage colleagues to respond.Don't forget to follow us on twitter.
Primary Science Engagement Project
STEMNET is working with primary schools by helping young people and their teachers make links with STEM professionals in their area. Read more in this pdf download.
“Our STEM Ambassador was able to extend the children’s (and teachers) knowledge by giving them different experiences that are not available at school”
STEM Ambassadors in Wales: did you know?
- After engaging with a STEM Ambassador 76% of pupils think science is important for everyday life.
- 55% of pupils say they enjoy science; this increases to 71% for pupils who have had contact with a STEM Ambassador and 80% for STEM Club members
- 87% of teachers report an increased awareness of STEM subjects and their real world applications amongst their students as a result of the STEM Ambassador programme.
- Too often, girls are led by society to believe that STEM subjects are masculine subjects. Many girls as young as eight have lost interest in science as a career. STEM Ambassadors can help to challenge this misconception by acting as role models.