Inspiring the next generation

February 07, 2020

STEM Learning  is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and works with schools, colleges and others across the UK. Within this organisation, STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of STEM-related jobs and disciplines who offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring these subjects to life and demonstrate their value as careers.

As a business that provides many STEM-related services, RSK has been encouraging its staff to participate in reaching out and engaging with the next generation by becoming STEM Ambassadors. In fact, Sue Sljivic, one of RSK’s founders, has been one of our most active ambassadors and was recently recognised by STEM Learning for contributing of 50 hours of volunteer time towards the programme.

Sue and school children

Sue visited a primary school for one of her STEM events

Currently, RSK has 25 STEM Ambassadors in its ranks, with four more awaiting approval, who have participated in multiple activities supporting this initiative over the years. We have had much success in increasing our numbers in recent years; more than 10 new ambassadors joined the scheme in 2019.

STEM Ambassadors take part in organised activities that can take the form of presentations, workshops, games sessions or mentoring. They can be in a school or a youth centre or at Girl Guide or Scout groups. This commitment can be from as little as one event a year (the minimum required to be an ambassador) to an hour a week in a local school, but it can play a huge part in inspiring young minds.

If you are a school or teacher that would like to utilise STEM Ambassadors in your region, register on the STEM website.

🤔 Do you ever wonder what COP15 really is and why does it matter to you and your business?

💚 Dr Stephanie Wray, RSK Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director of Nature Positive, gives us a clear explanation about why it is essential for the business community to understand the opportunity that is COP15.

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#COP15 #Biodiversity #Nature #Environment #Sustainability #NetZero

🤝 @facaderemedialconsultants' Managing Director has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove to highlight concerns around new regulations such as the Building Safety Act 2022 and the developers’ pledge – Mr Gove’s bid to reset building safety in England.

Find out what he requested in our bio!

#Housing #Building #Construction #Safety #Home #Development

🌍 COP15, the upcoming UN biodiversity summit, aims to set out a plan for how countries will work together to achieve a nature-positive world by 2030.

🤝Our panel of experts will debate:
✔ key discussion points highlighted so far during COP15
✔ progress made towards a robust nature-positive action plan
✔ what living in harmony with nature looks like for future generations
✔ how living in harmony with nature can look different around the world.

💡 Join the COP conversation as RSK reports live from COP15!

Register for our free webinar in our bio!

#RoutetoCOP15 #Biodiversity #Nature #Sustainability #COP15 #Sustainable

💧 Actively restoring rivers by reinstating natural river processes will play a vital role in helping offset the global freshwater biodiversity crisis.

💡 In this insight, Dr Hamish Moir and Peter Downs from @cbec_eco_engineering_uk, an RSK company, explore how sustainable approaches to river management can help protect us from flooding and droughts.

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#Biodiversity #Climate #Water #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #Floods #Droughts

👏 Grace Kassimoto is the only acoustic specialist from and working in East Africa.

💚 In our latest #ADayInTheLife, she discusses how she is leading the way for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry and what she enjoys most about her role.

Read her story in our bio!

#Acoustics #Environment #WomenInStem #Engineering #Leadership #Africa

📢 We are proud to sponsor the #GreenEnergyAwards 2022, an event organized by Scottish Renewables

🏆 This ceremony aims to recognise the inspirational organisations, people and projects going above and beyond to make a real difference to the health, wealth, and wellbeing of Scotland

We can't wait to see you there!

📅 1st December 2022
📍 Edinburgh

#RenewableEnergy #Renewables #Scotland #Energy #GreenEnergy #Awards