STEMPOINT support from Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

STEMPOINT, the Stevenage-based educational charity that supports children having equal access to STEM education, is seeking ambassadors from SBC.

STEMPOINT has worked with schools and businesses for 40 years to deliver bespoke STEM activities and opportunities to children and young people across the East of England.  Their aim is to inspire and cultivate a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths by enhancing learning by providing hands-on experiences and sparking a deeper interest in one of these vital subject areas.

Why does Stevenage need a charity to deliver this work?

STEMPOINT’s Fundraising Manager, Sarah Thain says:

“STEM is often perceived as ‘too difficult to get into’ or ‘not for them’. by pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially girls, One of the biggest problems is that most schools cannot offer a wide range of STEM activities, they don’t have the time, money or qualified staff.

Children need to learn through play and experimentation, they need to be ‘wowed’ to then go on and want to know more. There is a lot of evidence to show that encouraging children at a younger age to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and maths will ignite an ongoing desire to learn and encourage a longer-term connection with the subjects.”

Volunteers needed for children aged 3-18

STEMPOINT Workshop

STEMPOINT is looking for ambassadors and volunteers to help with projects such as Research Placements, SEND STEM workshops, and school workshops, such as Girls in Computing, biodiversity and Smart Toys to name but a few. You can get involved and support the future generations access STEM opportunities by becoming a STEM Ambassador, hosting a Research Placement or sponsoring a STEM workshop in a school.

To find out more, please visit www.stempoint.org.uk or email s.flain@stempoint.org.uk