STEM is one of our most potent vehiclesfor promoting greater equality, enhancing socialmobility and encouraging true individualityas future thinkers and creators.

STEM is one of our most potent vehicles for promoting greater equality, enhancing social mobility and encouraging true individuality as future thinkers and creators.

About SmartSTEMs

SmartSTEMs exist to inspire the next generation about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through cost effective collaboration between industry and education.

SmartSTEMs host events targeted at young people age 10-14 as this ensures we can engage them with STEM prior to subject selection which is a critical time in career outcome. In doing so we ensure that no doors are closed to future opportunities and all young people are aware of what is possible and achievable.

Prior to Covid-19, these would be large scale, face-to-face events engaging with up to 500 pupils. The arrival of the pandemic saw SmartSTEMs take their events online, streaming live into multiple classrooms at one time. This has enabled SmartSTEMs to increase their reach, engaging with pupils in P4/5 at multiple events.

Vision

We have a vision that every child in the world, regardless of age, gender, background, ethnicity, religion, location, will have equal and fair access to STEM education and career opportunities.

Mission

Our mission is to provide equal access to inspire and realise the full potential of future generations, through facilitating cost-effective collaboration with industry and education.

Our events so far

5

Years

100

Events

46

Face-to-face

54

Virtual

Our Annual Report

At SmartSTEMs, we believe encouraging young people to practise STEM-based subjects, allows them to develop their intellectual and creative faculties for the greater good. The processes and skills developed through STEM education are essential in our daily lives and it is imperative that we, collaboratively, support our young people to become educated in the broadest sense: confident, literate, numerate, constructively critical and technically capable digital citizens of the world.

It is on this note that I would like to say a massive thank you to every single one of our supporters. From our Industry Fayre Extraordinaires and inspiring Workshop Hosts to our army of Volunteers and Student Buddies – we could not do what we do without help from all of you. We know that it is only by working together that we are able create a constant drumbeat of activities, across all four pillars of STEM that everyone can tap into ensuring that no single person or organisation has to carry that responsibility alone. We believe that regular and varied activities are essential to ensure that as many young people as possible are made aware of STEM, and due course run the risk that they too become passionate about something STEM related!

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Our Values

EQUAL ACCESS

INCLUSION

A MORE CONNECTED SCOTLAND

COLLABORATION

Our Values

EQUAL ACCESS

INCLUSION

A MORE CONNECTED SCOTLAND

COLLABORATION

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