Case studies and role models
Each STEM Challenge is linked to real people working on London 2012. We will feature different people, their roles and career backgrounds as the STEM Challenges progress. We will find out why they do what they do and how they got into it. We’ll also be asking how it feels to be part of the preparations for the London 2012 Games!
Architects, electricians, sound engineers, clothing designers, builders, finance officers, nutritionalists, sports competitors – you’ll find huge range of people associated with London 2012.
One of the benefits of getting involved in the STEM Challenges is that you will have the opportunity to engage with a STEM Ambassador during the judging stage. STEM Ambassadors are everyday people from real working backgrounds who volunteer their time for free to act as inspiring role models to young people.
What’s more, each STEM Challenge has a set of resources and starter activities that a STEM AMbassador can use in your school. This could be a great way to launch a STEM Challenge in your school.
They provide a refreshing change to regular lessons and activities and open the door to a whole new world for young people, helping them to see STEM subjects and careers with a fresh perspective and engage their interest and imagination in new ways.
Each Ambassador is registered, trained and CRB checked.
The STEM Ambassadors programme endeavours to make a real difference to the delivery of STEM subjects to young people, aspires to make every school in the country aware of the programme, and provide over 27,000 STEM Ambassadors nationwide by 2011.
Did you know that you can arrange a visit from a STEM Ambassador at any time? Visit the STEM Ambassadors webpages for more information and to find your local contact point.
“It’s my job to make sure that the design works and that the building structure will actually stand up…”
So, not a big task then, Hayley? But how do you get into a career like that?
Kate is an Electrical Engineer. She has to plan how to get electricity to various systems in different parts of the building, including where to locate electrical sockets in the walls. She also has to make sure the fire alarm system or automatic sprinklers will always work, even in a power cut! Find out about her route into engineering and what she gets up to in her spare time…
Competitive and sporty, is it any wonder Stuart ended up working on the handball arena? He also runs the London Marathon to raise money for charity. Find out more…