How to get involved
STEM Sussex provide opportunities for businesses to work with schools to encourage enthusiasm in the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Engaging with education is an excellent way for businesses to enhance the communication and development skills of their employees and raise their profile in the community.
Big Bang Fair South East
Many organisations support the Big Bang Fair South East, through sponsorship, in-kind partnership, or by providing educational STEM-related activities. Funding partners provide a vital role in supporting activities, enabling us to engage with thousands of young people throughout the South East through our schools outreach programme and STEM Clubs.
Employer Events Calendar
Find out what’s on near you.
Committed and enthusiastic volunteers with a genuine desire to support education. They work with teachers and young people to encourage a greater interest and activity in STEM careers.
There are STEMfest events in Crawley, Coastal West Sussex, Lewes and East Sussex. To get involved, use the link to navigate to the STEMfest website.
Big Bang @ Programme of Events
A series of Big Bang @ events running from September to July that bring the fun and excitement of the Big Bang Fairs Closer to home. Attracting anything from 200 - 1000 students, they host all the interactive activities from employers and educational institutions.
Nuffield Research Placements
Nuffield Research Placement students take part in science-based projects lasting four to six weeks during the summer holidays in universities, industry or research institutions. Students can provide you with extra support to help initiate, progress or complete work programmes.
Engineering Education Scheme
A professional scientist or engineer from a company works with a team of up to four high-ability Year 12 (lower sixth) students and their teacher over a period of five to six months. They work as a team on a real industrial problem for which the company needs a solution.
Tomorrow’s Engineers is a programme of co-ordinated schools outreach and careers inspiration, led by the engineering community.
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"Thales supports the STEM Ambassador Programme as it supports the local community. We need young people to be given a strong foundation in science so that they are aware of the role of science and aspire to science-based careers. Our Graduate engineers are currently working towards either IEng or CEng so being a STEM Ambassador helps with their Professional Conduct Competencies as well as supporting the community!"