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STEM Ambassadors on Teachers TV

by Guest Blogger: CathyB 4. December 2009 12:16

Discover the impression made upon students when they meet some inspirational professionals, such as a planetary scientist and a spacecraft engineer. Six STEM careers role models and STEM Ambassadors are currently featured on Teachers TV.

The STEM career role models featured are:

Graham Gannon, Entrepreneur uses a challenge based on designing and selling MP3 players to demonstrate how important mathematics skills are in the real world.

Leo Garcia, Medical Physicist shows students how he uses ultrasound to detect cancer tumours.

Charlotte Bailey, Trainee Plant Analyst visits her former school to talk about her work as an apprentice at the Sellafield nuclear facility.

Chris Styles, Applications Engineer visits Linton Village College in Cambridge, to run an electronics workshop and talk about his work.

Sheila Kanani, Planetary Scientist demonstrates how it’s possible to cook up a comet in the classroom, talks about her work on the Cassini spacecraft and explains to students how they can follow in her footsteps and pursue a career in space science.

Faye Cashman, Spacecraft Engineer  shows students her multi-million pound Mars rover robot and sets the students the challenge of building a landing craft for an egg. Faye also gives a guided tour of her workplace, providing an insight into what it is like to work in the space industry.

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The views expressed in this Blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the East Midlands STEM Partnership, its partners or funders, including East Midlands Development Agency.


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