I am registered as a STEM Ambassador through STEMNET. This enable me to get involved in outreach activities to encourage young people's learning and enjoyment of STEM areas. Some of the activities I have been involved in so far include:
- Attendance at a Year 11 options evening
The Big Bang Fair 2015, NEC, Birmingham, March 2015
Role: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator (Volunteer role)
- I assisted the Big Bang Fair Volunteer Coordinator in ensuring that volunteers were allocated to areas on the show floor in the most efficient way over two days of the fair.
- A second important role was to ensure that all volunteers had sufficient breaks and were re-allocated to new stands if they were unhappy.
- As part of these roles I was in radio contact with other members of the Big Bang Fair organisation team to ensure smooth running of the event.
The Big Bang Fair 2014, NEC, Birmingham, March 2014
Role: Stand Assistant
- As a Stand Assistant I was allocated to an exhibiting stand on each of the two days I volunteered.
- Day 1: Assistant on the Zoo Bus, managing the queue, guiding visitors through the bus and answering questions.
- Day 2: Assistant on the Family Fun Day stall. This involved getting families involved in simple science experiments that were fun and suitable for all ages,
Big Bang Near Me 2014, The Ricoh Arena, Coventry, June 2014
Role: Evaluation Assistant
- As part of a team of volunteers I was responsible for obtaining feedback from young people attending the fair as well as their accompanying parents/teachers.
- Over the day I was tasked with approaching a full range of ages to ask them to complete an iPad questionnaire about their experience at the event.
- Demonstrating practical laboratory-based revision activities to groups of secondary school students (Year 7-11) and their parents/guardians in order to encourage participation in revision