STEM Ambassadors Go4SET

The Challenge
Encourage school students to understand the context in industry of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects using Nuclear STEM Ambassadors as mentors.

The Results

  • Carbon Footprint school project developed
  • Project launched with over 50 school students taking part
  • Site visit to Dungeness B control room simulator
  • Celebration & Assessment Day

The project development and team sponsorship was funded by EnergySolutions with STEM Ambassador volunteers from British Energy and Magnox South. The Go4SET project was developed by the EDT and National Skills Academy for Nuclear who are seeking further employer sponsors to roll it out across the UK and more volunteers to be  recruited as ambassadors across the nuclear industry via STEMNET.

The project was launched at the National Physical Laboratory. The nine STEM Ambassadors met the teams of  teachers and 11 to 14 year old school students that they will be mentoring at the launch.

Part of the project is a site visit with the pilot visiting Dungeness B nuclear power station. At the end of the project there is a Celebration and Assessment Day to judge the best projects assessing Communications, Technical and Project Management skills.

Increasingly there is evidence to suggest that the real-life stories and experiences which Ambassadors share with students are what stimulate interest and generate enquiry amongst their young audience.