STEMPOINT is an educational charity that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) to young people across the East of England and encourages them to take up a STEM career. Trusted by schools and industry partners for more than 35 years, we highlight opportunities within various sectors and Space has been a particular focus for us because of the fantastic range of organisations in the Eastern area and also because it feeds into young people’s continuing fascination for space. By partnering with space-related companies and organisations such as Space East, we are able to shine a spotlight on some of the roles within the sector, which are often not well-known amongst pupils. An example of this is our popular Space booklet, a free resource that has been downloaded by schools across the region and features some of our local STEM Ambassador volunteers. STEM Ambassadors who identify themselves as having an interest in space-related work were involved in a massive 295,000 engagements with pupils in the last academic year!
We are pleased to be a part of the Space East project, working with businesses to support them with links to schools and colleges across the region, and helping them raise awareness of career opportunities and igniting a passion for this important growing sector.
We’d love to hear from you! Get in contact with us at email@example.com for further details about how you and/or your company can get involved.
Or as a first step, why not help us raise aspirations by joining a network of over 45,000 STEM Ambassadors across the UK to help inspire local young people? By sharing your career path, offering site tours, work experience or helping with hands-on workshops and activities, you can help secure a future talent pipeline. To register as a STEM Ambassador volunteer, see: www.stem.org.uk And don’t forget to tick the ‘Space Inspiration’ box in your profile under schemes!