STEM Ambassador Program

The STEM Ambassador Program (STEMAP) trains scientists to engage members of the public in innovative ways outside traditional venues.  Participating scientists (referred to as “STEM Ambassadors), link their research, personal interests, experiences, and desired social impacts to a particular “focal group,” or a group gathered around shared interests, hobbies, circumstances, or experience that resonate with the scientist. Scientists engage the group in-place, rather than requesting the group travel to an informal science education venue. This provides greater access to science for those who do not or cannot visit science education venues, reinforces the connection of science to everyday life, and opens portals for scientists to gain new ideas and perspectives from the community.

Project Team: Dennis Schatz M.S.