Explore current research on diversity and the implications for STEM communication and apply this to their own interactions with young people.
Identify the range of resources available that support practical activities that inspire young people in STEM subjects.
Evaluate and adapt resources for a specific audience and specific activity with young people, reflecting the diversity and the context for the activity.
If you work in STEM industries, you will know that making science, technology, engineering and maths relevant to all young people is vital. As a STEM Ambassador, you can inspire diverse audiences with practical activities and resources, tailored to their interests.
This course is the start of your volunteering development, empowering you to make a real difference. You will learn how to find and adapt resources for STEM activities. You will explore current research on diversity and learning how to engage every young person in practical STEM activities by understanding different contexts.
What you can do as a volunteer in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) working with young people in schools and non-school settings.
How to draw upon special collections of resources to support practical activities in STEM with young people.
Working with young people inclusively, with an introduction to special educational needs settings, gender bias, minority and disadvantaged groups.
This course has been created for anyone volunteering with young people in STEM. This includes STEM Ambassadors in the UK, youth volunteering group organisers, field trip educators, scout groups (and similar), outdoor pursuit centres, outreach from NGOs. You will need knowledge of STEM subjects or experience of working in a STEM environment.