We will present local examples of the positive experiences that STEM ambassadors bring to the learning of computing and how to get involved.
19:00 - Event starts
21:00 - Event ends
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers representing a vast range of STEM-related jobs and disciplines across the UK. Over 30,000 STEM Ambassadors from more than 2,500 employers offer their enthusiasm and experiences free of charge to encourage young people to achieve more and progress further in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
But how do you get involved?
The North Staffordshire Branch of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, believes that STEM ambassadors bring a vital practical application of computing to young learners that are often unavailable elsewhere.
This virtual event is open to all and will present local examples of the positive experiences that STEM ambassadors bring to the learning of computing and explain what is involved in becoming a STEM ambassador yourself.
About the speakers
Neil is an ex-Head of Science who is now a STEM and Computing Consultant. He teaches on the University of Worcester Science PGCE course as well as working with Potteries Educational Trust to deliver Science and Computing teacher training through the North Midlands Science Learning Partnership and the North Midlands Computing Hub.
Matt is a Learning Manager (KS4) at the Raspberry Pi Foundation and has been a Computing Teacher for 20 years, working across five very different schools. He is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, CAS community leader, Apple Teacher alongside being a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator. He has been based at his home in Stoke on Trent since September 2019, before remote working became so popular!
Tim is a Cyber Security Architect, Distinguished Engineer and member of the STEM Steering Group at Fujitsu. He has been working in IT for over 20 years, is a member of the BCS North Staffs Branch Committee and is a STEM Ambassador who supports events both in his organisation and around the Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire areas.
Rachel is the Programme Co-ordinator for the Staffordshire and Shropshire STEM Ambassador Hub. As a member of the local STEM Ambassador Hub Team and nation STEM Learning programme, Rachel supports STEM Ambassadors and Schools to build meaningful, sustainable relationships. From hands-on practicals to raising aspirations, STEM Ambassadors provide schools with real-world role models for pupils.
Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.
This event is brought to you by: BCS North Staffordshire branch