Derbyshire STEM Ambassadors challenge STEM stereotypes
Five STEM Ambassadors took part in a What’s my line type activity at Springwell Community School over two days in December 2012.
Students were able to ask each STEM Ambassador up to 20 questions and then guess their job. Once correctly guessed or revealed, the STEM Ambassador gave a short talk about their career path, what they wanted to be when they were younger and so on. The main aim of each session was to raise awareness of the different STEM careers.
One of the STEM Ambassadors said, “The pupils saw me and assumed that I worked in either the medical or biological fields (Asian female). It was good to make them realise that they don't have to stick to the stereotypes.”
Katie Cook, Student Progress Leader for Year 8 said, “Thank you to all the STEM Ambassadors for giving up their time and talking to the pupils at Springwell. They did a great job and were so enthusiastic. It was much appreciated by all.”