All about the STEM Ambassador Programme and what a STEM Ambassador could do for your school How to become a STEM Ambassador Requests for STEM Ambassadors to help at Schools and other events and activities STEM Ambassador Activity Recording Comprehensive list of events and activities information for teachers STEM Ambassador Case Studies STEM Ambassador Newsletter, also contains information of interest to teachers Links to useful websites Contact details for STEM Scotland and the four area contract holders

Science Connects

Science Connects is the STEMNET Contract Holder for the management and co-ordination of the STEM Ambassador Programme in the West of Scotland. Science Connects also offers schools the STEM Advisory Network Service for information and advice on STEM related enhancement and enrichment activities to inspire pupils in the STEM subjects.

Science Connects Can:

  • Help to identify STEM opportunities to inspire pupils
  • Put schools and organisations together to develop Engagement and Enrichment activities
  • Share best practice and help teachers to achieve Curriculum for Excellence outcomes
  • Provide STEM Ambassadors to enthuse pupils

For more information please contact Aileen Hamilton

STEM Ambassadors Programme

The STEM Ambassadors Programme is a UK wide programme, which has recruited more than 20,000 volunteers since its inception in 2002. It goes from strength to strength with over 1,000 Ambassadors enrolled in the West of Scotland.

Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of disciplines eg forensic science, geology, mechanical engineering, parasitology, statistics etc who want to share their enthusiasm for their careers to encourage pupils to take an interest in STEM Subjects in later stages of education.

Ambassadors can get involved in a number of diverse and innovative projects including:

  • Helping to provide support for activities such as Science and Engineering clubs
  • Helping with school competitions, events and awards
  • Offering mentoring and careers talks
  • Acting as a role model to young learners
  • Providing work-based placements for teachers and students

The Ambassador Programme is a FREE resource to teachers to help enhance and enrich STEM related activities through links with the "real world".

For more information on the STEM Ambassadors Programme in the West of Scotland please use this site. For information on other areas in Scotland please visit the Contacts Page or for the national STEMNET website visit


STEMNetworking enables you as a STEM Ambassador to:

  • Respond to teachers online requests for STEM Ambassadors
  • Upload and share useful resources and activity ideas with other STEM Ambassadors
  • Add blog posts about STEM Ambassador activities
  • Link up with other STEM Ambassadors within your local community
  • Comment on other users blog posts including schools and employers in your local area

If you would like to be part of STEMNetworking then you'll first need to opt in on the database at

You can then follow the login link on this page to start taking advantage of all the features on STEMNetworking

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We are delighted to open the nominations for the STEMNET Awards 2014! You have until 10am on 26th September to make your nominations. The STEMNET Awards aim to recognise the UK's most dedicated and inspirational people for motivating young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Please use the links below to access the nomination process for the STEMNET Awards 2014.

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