The University of Mississippi STEM Ambassadors program involves current students from STEM departments on campus who travel to schools across Mississippi in order to share information and present engineering and physics demonstrations. The ambassadors hope to inspire K-12 students to pursue a STEM career. Typically, the ambassadors would perform a demonstration of specific STEM concepts. Examples COULD include, but are not limited to: Physics Demonstrations, Earthquake Demonstrations, Robotics Demonstrations, etc.
STEM Guest Speaker
The University of Mississippi is privileged to have so many faculty and students with a variety of expertise. These individuals are happy to share their knowledge with you and your students. If you are discussing a particular STEM topic and would like a guest speaker to visit your class(es), let us help you coordinate those efforts.
These activities are meant to engage students in hands-on activities that we can bring to your classroom allowing students to explore STEM concepts. STEM ambassadors can present these activities for you and your students in your classroom or can provide you with the necessary information to help you present the materials yourself. Activities could include spaghetti tower challenges, chess problems related to mathematics, STEM activities that relate math and science skills to the STEM professions.
Please note, some opportunities of this program may include a cost to cover mileage and/or materials.
The CMSE staff members appreciate as much advance notice as possible. We recommend booking your visit at least 1 month in advance to organize and plan a successful exploration.
Steps to plan a successful STEM Exploration:
Step One: Determine potential dates, timing, and goals for the visit. (You will need this information before step two.)
Step Two: Submit a STEM Experts Reservation Request Form by completing the form on the tab labeled reservation request. After completing the reservation request, you will receive an email outlining your submission.
Step Three: After submitting the reservation request form, allow the CMSE at least two weeks to compile and confirm necessary logistics. During these two weeks, a CMSE staff member may reach out to you to clarify some information – please be attentive to the contact information you provided on the form.
Step Four: After logistics are finalized, you will receive an email confirming your reservation. The email will also request necessary documents, such as: photo release forms, student roster(s), principal agreement (if applicable), etc. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. These documents are traditionally requested to be submitted at least two weeks prior to the STEM Experts’ arrival.
Before submitting a request, please read through all requirements, pricing, and logistics.
Click here to complete the STEM Experts Reservation Request Form. After completing the reservation request, you will receive an email outlining your submission. Please note, completing this form does NOT confirm your field trip. After the CMSE receives the reservation request form, each request will be considered and further communication will take place via email (please allow two weeks for this).
Center for Mathematics and Science Education
The University of Mississippi
1111 Jackson Avenue W., Suite Q
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-6621
Fax: (662) 915-1762