Presentation as STEM ambassador – University of Copenhagen

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24 February 2015

Presentation as STEM ambassador

Outreach at Hampton School

Fellow and STEM ambassador Anthony Riseley has presented how plants, algae and the science have influenced the world we live in to a number of year 11 students.

The STEM conference-Peterborough was organised by the STEMnet foundation and was held in Hampton School. Anthony and a number of other PHOTO.COMM fellows are STEM ambassadors*.

Anthony tells about the experience: "My presentation was on how plants, algae and the science have influenced the world we live in (meteorologically, diversity/complexity of life etc) as well as our human culture. I managed to have a couple of students (and a senior) come up to me after and saying they never knew plants/algae were so influential in the world we live in... "


*STEM Ambassadors (formerly SEAs) was launched in January 2002 by Lord Sainsbury and Baroness Ashton and is funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS). The main purpose of the STEM Ambassadors Programme is to support pupils, teachers and schools by enriching and enhancing the curriculum, thereby encouraging an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) subjects.