We have an amazing variety of STEM ambassadors from companies across the North East, voluntering hours, to help inspire the next generation. There are a whole host of different ways you can get involved and play your part in shaping the regions future workforce. Find out how some of our Ambasadors have achieved this.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.
Sharon Grant is the Senior Training Consultant at Caterpillar UK based in Peterlee, and has dedicated much of her time as a STEM Ambassador, to help inspire the next generation.
Based in Newcastle, Perfect Image are an end-to-end IT solutions provider servicing companies from SMEs to large scale multi-national organisations. Rob is also a STEM ambassador and has dedicated much of his time to inspiring the next generation.
The Common Room of the Great North is a charity based in Newcastle which uses the unique industrial heritage of the North East, and it’s building,to inspire the next generation of innovators and engineers. Based in the impressive Grade II* listed Neville Hall building near Central Station, The Common Room celebrates the region’s engineering history through education and engagement.
Cherakee is the Education and Employer Engagement Coordinator at The Edge Foundation and her role is to help bridge the gap between education and employment.
The Edge Fundation is an independent charity dedicated to shaping the future of education in the UK. They believe that a coherent, unified and holistic education system can support social equity and enable all young people to fulfil their potential with their mission being 'To give all yound people the opportunity to achieve their potential'.
Regarded as one of the most dynamic and innovative players in the Point of Purchase (POP) industry, Simpson Group strives to be the clear market leader in cutting-edge, in-store marketing and high-quality point of sale campaigns. Achieving this through investment in pioneering technology and offering client-benefitting services, the company is well known in the North East for its impressive approach to business and its understanding of its influence on the surrounding community.
Children’s author and former TV presenter, Konnie Huq is the latest speaker to be unveiled at this year’s virtual STEMFest in Space festival.
Konnie, who is the longest serving female presenter on the popular children’s TV show Blue Peter, will join event host, Dallas Campbell for a fun interactive session which will be watched by hundreds of schools, colleges and youth community groups across the UK.
Geologist and former NASA astronaut, Kathy Sullivan who made history by becoming the first American woman to walk in space, will take centre stage at this year’s virtual STEMFest in Space festival.
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Tamma Carel is an environmental consultant and trainer who set up her company in 2015. Being from South Africa, she named the company Imvelo which is the Zulu word for environment. The company is grounded in environmental awareness and this is her passion.
Schools, colleges and community groups across the region are counting down to one of the biggest space and astronomy events in the calendar.
The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed day, showcasing the many wonders of space. It is a perfect opportunity for learning about careers within the space sector and a chance to meet real astronauts and inspirational speakers.