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Diversity in STEM Careers

These colourful illustrations captured volunteers’ inspiring stories of different routes to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

During Bradford Science Festival 2018, a diverse group of volunteers known as STEM Ambassadors gave short, inspirational ‘Lightning Talks’. Each 5-minute speech was captured by artists from the Oldham Play Action Group. They sketched as the Ambassadors spoke, creating colourful visual records.

Speaking candidly and openly, the Ambassadors talked about how they managed to establish a career in their professions—sometimes against all odds.

This display coincided with British Science Week 2019, which took place between 9–18 March.

About STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors visit schools, colleges, and youth and community groups, inspiring and engaging young people with STEM subjects and encouraging them to choose careers in STEM.

Find out more about the STEM Ambassador programme at the museum, or visit the STEM Learning website to explore further.