Aberdeen Science Centre and TechFest support and deliver STEM education across the North-East of Scotland and beyond. In recent years, there has been a move to working more collaboratively culminating in the opportunity to develop a ‘STEM Youth Board’ that can work with both organisations to ensure STEM activities, programmes and events have appropriate input from one of our more significant demographics making delivery more relevant and peer led.
The STEM Youth Board will
- Offer young people a voice in STEM across the North of Scotland
- Act as a ‘Focus group/Test group’ for new ideas from both ASC and TechFest
- Advise ASC’s Board and TechFest’s Board on appropriate STEM related matters
- Propose new ideas for projects, activities, exhibits and programmes to be considered by ASC and TechFest
- Meet on a Quarterly/Half yearly basis – to be confirmed
- Be undertaken voluntarily.
Participants on the STEM Youth Board will
- Have opportunities to develop their skills (Meeting skills e.g.Chairing,minutetaking,decisionmaking,publicspeaking)
- Act as Ambassadors/Champions for STEM, ASC and TechFest across the North-East and beyond
- Have a ‘skills buddy’ to support them in their role on the STEM Youth Board
- Be members for up to 2 years
- Receive an iPad/laptop, ASC STEM Passport and branded clothing to support their participation as part of the sponsorship TechFest and ASC will be seeking to support the development of the Youth Board. It is hoped that there will also be a budget for activities delivered by the Youth Board funded through sponsorship as well.
- Be invited to a ‘Thank you’ event held annually to recognise their involvement and participation in the STEM Youth Board
The Person Specification for participating in the STEM Youth Board will be
- Young people currently in years S3 – S5
- Based in Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire
- Diverse, inclusive membership
Lengh of service
A member may remain on the STEM Youth Board for a maximum of 2 years.
Whilst the STEM Youth Board will be a shared project that is run and delivered by Aberdeen Science Centre and TechFest, there will be a number of potential stakeholders who could be invited by the Youth Board to support the initiative. The following is neither an exhaustive list nor will all be invited to participate:
- DYW (Developing Young Workforce)
- Local Industry partners
- University of Aberdeen
- Robert Gordon University
- North-East Scotland College (NESCOL)
- Station House Media Unit (SHMU)
- Net Zero Technology Centre
- Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)
Registration is now closed.
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