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.