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STEMNET Awards 2013

Congratulations to GE Caledonian, Prestwick, Ayrshire for winning the "Most Dedicated STEM Employer" category at the prestigious STEMNET Awards 2013 ceremony at the House of Lords on Tuesday 26th November.
GE Caledonian were worthy winners from contenders throughout the UK. The award was in recognition for supporting employees to become STEM Ambassadors and actively engaging with local schools.

Photograph shows Alex Henderson, Laura Robertson, Claire McConachie and Denise Lawson from GE Caledonian with Gail Penny from Science Connects in the centre.

Famelab Scottish Winner!

We are delighted to announce that STEM Ambassador Richard Middlemiss has won the Scottish Final of FAMELAB in Edinburgh.

Contestants had just three minutes to pitch a concept in science or engineering to the panel of judges and Richard emerged victorious!

FameLab is the UK's biggest search for the new voices of science and engineering, to give enthusiastic early career scientists the chance to demonstrate their skills.

Richard will now compete in the UK Final in London in April 2014, representing Scotland. Congratulations Richard and we wish you well in the UK Final.

Science Connects has been successful in the bid to run the STEMNET Contract, in the West of Scotland, for STEM Ambassadors for the period 2011-2015. This will enable us to develop and expand the STEM Ambassador programme, and to work towards ensuring all schools in our area can benefit from a STEM Ambassador experience.

Launched with this new contract is the STEM Advisory Network which means we can continue to provide free impartial advice to schools on programmes, challenges, activities from STEM Providers, companies and organisations.

Science Connects will continue providing impartial advice on a wide range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities, helping schools to identify which opportunities can best inspire their young people in STEM.

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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