Dear STEM Ambassador

The growth and impact of the STEM Ambassador programme in Wales is evident and valued. Your role as STEM Ambassadors is recognised at the highest level.

Each year nominations are forwarded for recognition at STEM Inspiration Awards, hosted at the House of Lords. It is a highly competitive field and all nominations are of a high quality. However only 3 representatives reach the finals in each category from across the UK.
This year Ipsen Biopharm Wrexham had great success reaching the final of STEM Employer 2017. Angela White and Yvonne Linnane representing Ipsen attended the event and enjoyed the achievement of their team being finalists  for their STEM participation in 2017.
https://www.stem.org.uk/news/shortlist-2017-stem-inspiration-award-nominees-announced 

Sian
STEM Ambassador Hub (Wales)

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Caer - Ely Hidden Hillfort Project

STEM Ambassadors working with schools and the community to reveal a local treasure and develop STEM skills

STEM Ambassador Dr David Wyatt, Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History, Community and Engagement together with Dr Ollie Davies drive the the project, which is now revealing the most ancient monument in Cardiff - the Iron Age Hill Fort of Ely. Working with local primary and secondary schools and community groups, the project is bringing together expertise from Cardiff University and the dedication of pupils and residents. 

The efforts of the first phase uncovered a wealth of information and items, developing skills in the community and educating pupils in their local heritage.
September 6 celebrated the unveiling of a new information sign by Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University and Mark Drakeford AM for Cardiff West.
An exciting development is the conversion of the local gospel Hall into a customised location for the ongoing project work. 
Stalls were displayed at the event by National Museums of Wales, Cardiff School of Pharmacy with STEM Ambassador James Blakeland, amongst others.
STEM Ambassador Dave Wyatt quoted 
“The Hidden Hillfort Project has the potential to ............enhance individual life-chances for local people of all ages.”
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/928958-hidden-hillfort-connects-people-with-the-past

The CAER Hidden Hillfort project is a Heritage Lottery-funded (HLF) initiative between Action in Caerau and Ely (ACE) and Cardiff University.  


 
Swansea Science Festival 2017 #SwanseaSciFest  
 







Swansea National Waterfront Museum in partnership with Swansea University held their Annual Science  Festival 8 - 10 September. The huge success resulted in 8000 visitors attending over 3 days.  
This year they also held an Adult evening where STEM Ambassador Mark Lewney presented Rock Guitar in 11 dimensions. The evening included comedy and 'Amazing Grace' of the Glastonbury Festival.
There was an inspiring cohort of STEM Ambassadors at this event - over 25 STEM Ambassadors were involved displaying their work and research on a wide variety of subjects including: 
  • Dr Yamni Nigri 'Love a Maggot'
  • http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/research/loveamaggot/
  • DVLA Code Challenge http://dvlacodechallenge.dvla.gov.uk 
  • Cardiff School of Chemistry STEM engagement 
  • Swansea School of Chemistry: Chemistry Fun at the Fair
  • Swansea School of Engineering: Carbon Capture. Energy Research Dr Jenny Rudd, Dr Cathy Gowenlock, Dr Marco Taddei, Dr Michael Warwick, Dr Russ Wakeham. 
  • Martin Thompson: Diamond Dust Robots http://www.diamonddust.co.uk
  • Institute of Physics: busking activities 
  • Anathasios Anastasiou: Data and informatics in Medicine
A Taste of Engineering scores top marks again! 

STEM Ambassadors Christina Kio and Rosie Jay yet again achieved an outstanding success in coordinating their event at Swansea Bay Campus on September 19.

100 Yr 9 pupils from Croesyrceiliog, Llandovery College, St Joseph's Catholic School Port Talbot and Pontarddulais School attended. Teams completed challenges of building a roller coaster, speedboat, wind turbine and towers. They also had a tour of the Engineering Department at the University.
It was a well balanced and engaging introduction to Engineering - including an emphasis on Apprenticeships.
All teachers gave feedback that they would definitely bring pupils to the event again and all responded that the activities were at the correct level:

'Keep up the good work' 'Loved the uni tour' 'Very good idea to mix pupils.' 
After the event 54% of pupils said they might be interested in pursuing Engineering as a Career.
A Brownies Night of Science and Fun

STEM Ambassador Dr Sophie Gilbert was the first of a series of Science Visits to Rhiwderin Brownies  Newport. Sophie was ably assisted by her young and enthusiastic daughter (also a Brownie).
The Brownie leader is keen to introduce a range of Science experiences and Sophie reported that the girls had great fun on the Maggot Race Challenge.
The session demonstrates the application of maggots in wound care and healing. Following the presentation Brownies get the opportunity to take part in a maggot race. Each group names a maggot and races it towards the finish line. The owner of the winning maggot receives a certificate.
Sophie is a member of CITER - and a post Doc Researcher at Cardiff School of Biosciences.
Usk Astronomy Society - STEM Ambassador Lynda Patchin reports

Usk Astronomy Society have visited many schools and are regular features at community events, Lynda reports on the diversity of sessions they have presented.  

The meteor shower on August 12th was spectacular, clear skies, good weather at Langors Lake, Brecon at a charity fund raising event for Velindre organised by an environmental firm TyMawr. Planetarium, meteorite talks and a wonderful observing evening. 

Our next event was storytelling venue at TreTower  Castle near Crickhowell. Our planetarium show fitted in nicely with other stories and myths about the night skies. This was run by CADW and was its first such event. The tickets for the planetarium were sold out  and we were told that this may become an annual occurance.  

September saw us at the Usk Show. Always a popular day. Busy but enjoyable.This involved displays, and generally informing people about astronomy. The sun did come out for awhile so we were able to use the Solarscope. I was engaged in a conversation about gravity and mass with a gentleman. Only after letting me ramble on about this subject did he reveal he was a molecular physicist who ran his own company producing some high tech instrumentation!!!!!! You never know who attends agricultural shows! 

 

 
Opportunities in schools
ALL WALES

Offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk
Builth Wells. Your Green Future Schools event. Royal Welsh Showground 7 and 8 November. Builth Wells LD2 3SY. http://your green future powys The major Powys event welcomes exhibitors from STEM. 

Powys schools are invited to attend the event on either the 7th or 8th November. The event will run from 9.30am to 2.40pm.

The event is suitable for all year groups from Year 7 to Year 13 and aims to have 400 students attending across the two days. Exciting space is free. To visit or book a space please contact Mark Stead on marks@severnwye.org.uk.

 Mid Wales Girl Guiding Cymru Broneirion Llandinam SY17 5DE. Science Week. Mon 12 - Thursday 15 March 2018. 

                                                                                                                                                    Leader Jo Woodall is planning a week based on STEM for next year's Guides Week. The sessions will run from 10am - 2.30 pm each day. Jo would welcome STEM Ambassador vitals during the week to offer a session. A session would run for 50 minutes. 15 pupils per workshop. Pupils will be KS2. For female STEM Ambassadors who would like to help for the 4 days they can offer accommodation expenses. If you would like to support I will place you in contact with Jo.



Employer – STEM Ambassador support survey

STEM Learning Ltd, who administer the STEM Ambassador programme are undertaking a piece of work in collaboration with The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, to better understand the ways that employers support STEM Ambassadors.
As a valued STEM Ambassador, we would greatly value your insights. We would like to invite you to take part in either or both of the two elements of this work - an online survey and a consultation workshop in Autumn 2017 as an opportunity to shape the way we support employers, to engage with young people.
​If you have could complete the short online survey it would be extremely valuable

https://myscience.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/supporting-employers-to-engage-more-effectively-with-uk-sc
 

Prince’s Trust Online is a brand new e-learning and mentoring platform designed to provide support to young people we traditionally haven’t been able to reach, and forms part of our growth strategy which will see us support one million young people over the next 10 years. 
Prince’s Trust Online is for young people who are unemployed or underemployed and living in the UK. Enterprise is for young people who have a business idea that they want to explore and Employability is for young people who are looking to get into work. By underemployed, we mean if a young person says they work part-time but would like to work more, are on a flexible or zero hours contract but would like to work more, or are on a temporary fixed-term contract ending in the next three months.
Prince’s Trust Online is not intended as a replacement of our face-to-face programmes but intended to help those young people who can’t currently access our support. This also widens our volunteering offer to those who can’t come into centres or work full-time.
 
To sign-up, email ptovolunteers@princes-trust.org.uk. If you have capacity to mentor more than one young person please let us know when you get in touch.

 

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Cardiff , Newport , Vale of Glamorgan RCT

Offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk
  1. Cardiff. Saturday 11 November 9.45 – 2.30pm. STEM Beyond the Classroom. National Museum Cardiff CF10 3NP 

STEM Beyond the Classroom - Inspirational lectures and workshops for Primary & Secondary teachers that aim to address the new science and technology curriculum.STEM Ambassadors will be welcome to attend this free event. Primary and Secondary science workshops will cover a range of topics from animal behaviour and scientific research, to chemistry and astronomy. A series of short teacher-led vignettes will explore approaches to inspiring science opportunities.
  • Prof Justin Dillon, Professor of Science and Environmental Education, University of Bristol, explores some of the issues around learning outside the classroom.
  • Dr Rhys Jones, lecturer, herpetologist and presenter of Rhys to the Rescue, presents on his own experiences of science communication and the need for literacy in science.
  • > Book your place here                                                       

    2. Merthyr. Webinar session with Careers Advisors. Careers Wales Office High Street Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DP.
Date to be set with Ambassador October / November. Kiara is requesting a STEM Ambassador to deliver a ‘webinar’ session. The aim of the session is to offer Schools Careers Advisors an insight into your work, focussing on your career path, what your job involves and what type of STEM background a pupil would need to follow your profession. The session would be an hour long, timed for 3pm onwards. If you can offer support please contact me.                                                                                  


 3.Newport. Rhiwderin Brownie group Science / Engineering session. January/February 2018. Any Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Pack leader Sam is seeking STEM Ambassadors (particularly female) for a visit to their group. They would love to hear your career story. If you can bring something interesting for them – a demo or activity that would be great. I will forward offers to Sam.


      4. Newport. STEM Club visits or out of school visits. St Patrick's RC Primary School NP19 0NR
        
Lindsay Smith is seeking Ambassadors to visit Yr 5 & 6 pupils in their STEM Club. They can       accommodate most days any time from 9am – 3pm. New ideas of enriching the curriculum experience are welcomed. Topics studied are:
  • Electricity;
  • Coding;
  •  Forensics;
  •  Young Enterprise.
If you can suggest any other topic Lindsay would be pleased to hear from you.
They are also seeking places to visit such as museums, galleries and universities.

     5. Newport. Science support. St Woolos Primary School.NP20 4BW 
        Teacher Abi Watkins is seeking support for these topics.
         Abi will arrange any dates suitable to your availability: 
  • Foundation, Yrs 1 and 2 – any STEM activity
  • Yrs 3, 4 and 5 Chemistry topics
  • Yrs 5 and 6 Body and Bugs
     6. Caerphilly After school or lunchtime Club visit (Welsh medium).
         Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn. Caerphilly NP12 3ST.
  • Liz Owen is eager to host STEM Ambassadors.
  •  KS2 pupils are covering topics on Playing with Physics (yrs 3/4) and Energy    Light & Sound (yrs5/6)  
  •  If you can offer a one hour session 3.30 -4.30 or a lunchtime visit I will place you in contact with Liz. 

7. Caerphilly. Science topics detailed below. Waunfawr Primary Crosskeys Caerphilly NP11 7PG. Flexible dates.            

         Teacher Joanne Cueto is seeking STEM Ambassador sessions on:  
  • Marvellous Me, Under the Sea and Curious Castles  Foundation Phase pupils (Nursery – Year 2) 
  • Planets and the solar system, Textiles and ‘How my body works’. Year 3 and Year 4
  • Bridges, Forces and the Winter Olympics, Healthy living and Food. Year 5 and Year 6
 
  1. Caerphilly. STEM Club visits Ysgol Y Castell. CF83 1WH Teacher Lowri Davies runs a STEM club on Monday lunchtime. Visiting STEM Ambassadors have made a great impression on the pupils and teachers. Lowri would welcome more visits on any Monday. Sessions are 30 – 40 minutes and any topic can be covered. A small demonstration would be welcome, they are happy to extend the pupils’ experiences. English or Welsh medium.
 
  1. Caerphilly GCSE Sport and Science. Rhymney Comprehensive Rhymney NP22 5XF.Teacher Alex Strong is seeking STEM Ambassador support. GSCE pupils studying Physical Education will be covering topics such as physiology, nutrition, sport equipment and all related topics. Dates are flexible. A session with a talk, practical demo or activity will be welcomed.
 
  1. Barry.  Primary STEM Club Cadoxton Primary Barry CF63 2JS. Teacher Hannah Cogbill takes a STEM Club every Tuesday 3.30 - 4.15pm. STEM Ambassadors would be valuable to lead any topic and STEM activity session. All Ambassadors welcome to enthuse and inspire her pupils.
 
  1. Penarth. Bring Science and Maths to Life. Headlands Special School St Augustine’s Rd CF64 1YY. Flexible dates as suit Ambassadors. Teacher Kevin Farrow is seeking STEM Ambassadors for his special needs pupils. Pupils are aged 14 – 19yrs working at KS 3 – 5. Applications of science / maths in life with a workshop, hands on session would be brilliant. STEM Ambassadors should note that pupils have emotional, social and behavioural needs
 
  1. Cardiff. Investigations in STEM Cardiff - 4 Primary Schools as listed 
  • 4 Primary Schools in Cardiff are setting up projects on Investigation.
  • Rhydywaun: Materials
  • Lakeside : solids, liquids, gases
  • Roath Park : Healthy bodies
  • Marlborough: Circuits or Materials. 
        At the initial meeting in Cardiff High, primary teachers agreed the projects.
       STEM Ambassador would offer a little mentoring /  advisory role. 
       Only offering as much time as you can spare.     
 
  1. Cardiff. St Peters Primary Roath CF24 3SP. STEM sessions / site visits. Teacher Phil Ryan is very keen to build on recent visits by STEM Ambassadors and to local industries. Flexible on dates to suit Ambassadors. Phil would like to hear from any STEM Ambassador or group of Ambassadors who could offer a session or company visit. Pupils are mainly Year 4.
 
  1. Cardiff. Lansdowne Year 5 Primary Science Canton CF5 1JY Flexible dates
  • Teacher Karl Redding is keen to host a STEM Ambassador session. 
  • Topics can be anything from Space - Nature - Human Body - Engineering and the World around us.  
  •  Session / workshop can be from 1 hour to half day as suits your session
 
  1. Cardiff. Rhydypenau Primary Llanishen CF14 0NX. Product Design, Invention. Human Anatomy. Teacher Clarissa Brind is seeking different expertise sessions for her pupils. Year 3: Human anatomy, digestive system, bones, blood. Year 6: Invention and Product Design. If you can assist with either please contact me.
 
  1. Cardiff. Science or Technology sessions at St Phillip Evans Primary Llanedeyrn CF23 9NX. Matthew O’Brian is setting up a sci/tech club at the school. He would welcome  2 to 3 visits a term from STEM Ambassadors. Emphasis on any type of practical support such as coding or engaging science sessions. 
 
  1. Cardiff. Ysgol Mynydd Bychan Cardiff CF14 3BR. Vehicle speed and forces or STEM Clib visit. Teacher Iolo Williams is seeking a STEM Ambassador to advice / help with an activity combining forces and vehicle speed. He is also keen to have ideas / visits to start his STEM Club. Welsh medium would be great but Iolo is happy with English medium visits as the pupils are Yr 5 and 6.
 
  1. Pengam. Computer Science applications. Lewis School Pengam Bargoed CF81 8LJ. Teacher David Eyles is seeking STEM Ambassadors to offer sessions, talks or workshop on Computer Science. He is flexible on dates. A large number of pupils are keen on gaming, programming and general application in careers. Please contact if you can support.
 
  1. Pontypridd. Science visits. Glyncoch Brownies. Any Tuesday 6pm - 7.30pm Hannah Richmond is seeking STEM Ambassadors to vist the Brownies at Craig yr Hesg Primary School, Glyncoch, Pontypridd. They would welcome an interesting session on STEM including a little practical challenge or presentation. 
 
  1. Merthyr College, Merthyr CF48 1AR. STEM sessions Wednesdays 1.15 – 3pm any dates September – December Tutor Mark Richards is seeking STEM Ambassadors (engineers / Science / Maths) for talks or workshop activities. The aim to enrich and inspire pupils in the wider range of STEM careers.
 
  1. Merthyr. STEM sessions for various ages flexible dates. Gellifaelog School Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9TJ
Gellifaelog Primary is very keen to develop teachers' understanding on how to communicate and deliver engaging STEM sessions. Head Teacher Sally Williams would like teachers to gain insight into how STEM Ambassadors engage with pupils. If you can offer a session on any of these topics I will place you in contact with Sally
 
Early Years:-
Forces - pushes/pulls/balancing
Exploring sound
 
Year 1&2:-
Forces
Light,shadows and sound
Animals
 
KS2  Faraway Lands
  • A Study of plants found in two contrasting environments: 
  • Environmental factors that affects what grows and lives in two environments; eg. sunlight, water availability, temperature
  • Animals and how they are adapted to these different environments.
The Earth
The daily and annual movements of the Earth and their effect on day and year length.


22. Caerphilly. Forces, Food Chains, Habitats, Life Cycles, States of Matter. Cwm Ifor Primary CF83 2PG Any Tuesday – Thursday. Teacher Andrew Rowlands is seeking sessions for his pupils on these topics: 
  • Yr 2: Life cycles 
  • Yr 2: Forces
  • Yr 6 States of Matter
  • Yr 6 Food Chains /Habitats
Swansea Bridgend and West Wales

Offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk
 
1. Neath. GATE student session. Neath Port Talbot College Dwr-y-Felin Road, Neath,SA10 7RF any Wednesdays (12.30-1.30) or Fridays (11.30-12.30)  

STEM ambassador  request for a visit Neath Port Talbot College Sam Oxley is seeking a stretch and challenge activity on a scientific issue; they are GATE students and have a high GCSE profile and able to cope with some challenging ideas. Most take chemistry and all them undertake at least one science subject. 

2. Swansea. Mock Interview Sessions and Careers Fairs. Various schools and dates listed.

STEM Ambassadors are keenly sought for Mock Interviews or Careers Fairs at the following schools:

Mock Interviews - day of choice, any hours between 9am - 3pm
  • Penyrheol School 22 and or 23 November
  • Birchgrove School 20 December 
  • Bishopston School 27, 28 February and 1 March
Careers Fairs
  • Pentrehafod School 24 November 8.45 - 3.30
  • Bishop Gore 6 December 8.30 - 3.30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
3. Swansea. Science Club visits: STEM / Coding. Pontarrdulais School SA1 8PD.  Any Thursday  12.15pm – 1.00pm.
 
Teacher Michelle Wood is seeking Ambassadors for problem solving science or activities. Pupils are also learning Scratch as part of coding. 20 pupils KS2/ KS3 attend  

 
4. Bridgend. Oldcastle Primary STEM Week.  13 – 17 November 2017 . Oldcastle Primary Bridgend CF31 3ED This hugely successful annual event is back and needs the usual input from STEM Ambassadors! Any day during the week can be selected to offer a talk, workshop, activity etc. All topics welcome from all STEM backgrounds.  They are also eager to take pupils on site visits. Pupils range from 3 to 8 years old. I’ll place you in contact through sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk  

5. Bridgend. Mock Interviews 24, 25, 26 October 9.00am - 1.30pm Brynteg School. STEM Ambassadors sought as Interviewers on any of the dates. Interviews consist of reading pupil's CV and a short interview followed by feedback. Sample questions available.

6. Bridgend.  STEM transition day. Tuesday 6 February 2018. Bryntirion Comprehensive School Bridgend CF31 1 QR. The school are seeking sessions on any STEM topic during the day. 8 sessions of 25 mins each delivered to visiting Yr 6 pupils. An interesting and somewhat interactive session would be ideal. You are also welcome to come and support my session as an alternative. 


7. Bridgend.  STEM Club visit. Bryntirion Comprehensive School CF31 1 QR. Any Monday 3pm – 4pm. STEM Ambassador visits keenly sought for a new STEM Club. The teacher welcomes any topic or a careers insight into your work. I’ll forward your available dates to Helen Workman.

8. Pencoed. STEM –Modern Foreign Languages session. Pencoed Comprehensive Bridgend CF35 5LZ. October - November any dates.

Teacher Jo Morgan is seeking a STEM Ambassadors to deliver these highly inspiring sessions. Her pupils are Year 9 French and Year 10 Spanish. The school are having increased uptake for the languages. Jo wants to encourage all pupils to value a wide skills range and particularly combining STEM and Language at GCSE / A level.  


9. Renishaw Greenpower Goblin Race 2018. Renishaw Miskin (weekend date tbc)

This very successful event welcomes Ambassador support each year. If you would like to be involved in next years event as a judge or team mentor please contact info@greenpower.co.uk.  
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North Wales
Offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk
  1. Bangor. St Gerards School Tamzin Pritchard runs her STEM Club on a Tuesday from 3pm - 4pm. Tamzin had visits from STEM Ambassadors last term and would now be pleased to have new visits on any STEM topic. If you can't attend the STEM Club Tamzin can arrange other times and days during the week. As usual interactive engaging topics are welcome!
 
  1. Lab in a Lorry One of the most popular and well supported activities. Travel expenses are offered for distances hard to reach. STEM Ambassadors are trained on the experiments before the session .All STEM Ambassador backgrounds are welcome. Pupils are KS3 level . You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. Travel expenses on offer To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk
  • Caernarfon October 18, 19 Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Ffordd Y Brenin, ,LL54 6RL.
 
  1. North East Schools various. Apprenticeship /Technician careers routes talks. Lesley Lloyd is seeking to recruit a bank of ambassadors who are able to deliver talks on apprenticeships an alternative to university.
 
  1. North East Schools various. Employer talks. Lesley Lloyd is seeking STEM Ambassadors for a series of talks on their work. To be delivered at a local school convenient to you.
 
  1. Wrexham Yr 11 Mock Interviews 18, 19, 20 October am only. Ysgol Grango Wrexham LL14 1EL. STEM Ambassadors needed to act as Interviewers giving feedback on performance and CVs.
 
  1. Wrexham. Numeracy in the Workplace. 10 November Darland High Rossett LL12 0DL. Young people attend six selected employer led workshops representing different sectors during the morning 6 x 30 minute workshop talking to groups of approximately 20-25 pupils on careers and opportunities within their sector and the importance of maths within the workplace.
 
  1. Wrexham. Employer and Skils Fair. 15 December. Rhosnesni High School LL13 9ET. A cross section of employer sectors with an information stand and be willing to talk to pupils and parents about the different careers and post-16 opportunities available to young people. 
 
  1. Wrexham Yr 11 Mock Interviews 18 January am 2018. St Josephs School LL13 7EN. STEM Ambassadors needed to act as Interviewers giving feedback on performance and CVs.
 
  1. Wrexham Yr 11 Mock Interviews 26 January am 2018. Rhosnesni High School LL13 9ET. STEM Ambassadors needed to act as Interviewers giving feedback on performance and CVs.
 
 
 
 
 
Mid Wales
Offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk
  1. Builth Wells. Your Green Future Schools event. Royal Welsh Showground 7 and 8 November. Builth Wells LD2 3SY. http://your green future powys The major Powys event welcomes exhibitors from STEM. 

    Powys schools are invited to attend the event on either the 7th or 8th November. The event will run from 9.30am to 2.40pm.

    The event is suitable for all year groups from Year 7 to Year 13 and aims to have 400 students attending across the two days. Exciting space is free. To visit or book a space please contact Mark Stead on marks@severnwye.org.uk.

  2. Llangorse Brecon. Primary science sessions. Dates flexible. Llangors Primary LD3 7UB.  Teacher Meg  is eager to host STEM Ambassadors for any of these topics:
a)    Rainforests year 3
b)    Sea and Marine Life – year 4
c)    Sustainability – year 5
Much appreciate volunteers in this small rural school
 
 
  1. Powys. Renewable energy  / Biomass/ Wind Turbine session. Llangynidr Primary School Crickhowell NP8 1LU. Teacher Claire Watson is seeking an Ambassador to present workshop or talk on either Renewables, Biomass, Alternative energy.
      4.  Girl Guiding Cymru Broneirion Llandinam SY17 5DE. Science Week.         Mon 12 - Thursday 15 March 2018.   
  • Leader Jo Woodall is planning a week based on STEM for next year's Guides Week.
  • The sessions will run from 10am - 2.30 pm each day.
  • Jo would welcome STEM Ambassador vitals during the week to offer a session.
  • A session would run for 50 minutes. 15 pupils per workshop. Pupils will be KS2.
  • For female STEM Ambassadors who would like to help for the 4 days they can offer accommodation expenses.
  • If you would like to support I will place you in contact with Jo.
                                                                                                                         

 
 
Search for more opportunities to inspire young people
 
Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) Young Members Board (YMB) Competition

http://www.wes.org.uk/ymb 

 The deadline is November 2017

The aim of the competition is to provide High School students with more experience to reference when they are applying for University, College, Apprenticeships or jobs and to get them thinking about engineering as a future career option.
The competition is open to all High School Year Groups and All Genders! Every applicant shall be given recognition for their entry which they can use as evidence of their participation. There shall also be a number of Highly Commended certificates issued.
The theme of this year’s competition is Engineering a Better World in line with the new WES poster and accompanying hand-out which I have attached and the task is to complete an essay on that topic with a maximum word count of 1000 words.
 
For further information contact hgoodwin@spenergynetworks.co.uk



 
The British Ecological Society Public Engagement / Science communication training 2017,


 David Price from Science Made Simple will be delivering training and sign-ups are now open.  The training is free to Members (currently only open to members, but discounted student memberships are available).  While it is aimed initially at early-career researchers, it is also suitable for those who are further along but looking to develop their outreach skills.  Science Made Simple have provided the course in previous years and come highly recommended; providing a mix of training and practical delivery opportunities, designed to help you to learn some of the skills required to engage a wider audience with your science.
The programme will consist of two interactive training days, and practical experience opportunities for delivering at one of two prestigious events; a large national event and a UK festival (TBC). 

Morning – public engagement training with David Price.
Afternoon – Science or Busk: demonstrations of current BES ‘science busks’, and starting to develop new ideas on the day.
There will be a follow-up Skype call in November to discuss development of the new busks, and a second afternoon training day in January to take these on further before festival season starts.  More details, and sign-up form can be found on the BES website (http://bit.ly/2w0teWQ 
For queries please contact Linda@britishecologicalsociety.org 
 
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