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STEM Ambassador Program

Bridging science and society


Bringing science to non-traditional venues


Leading public engagement workshops for scientists


Conducting research and evaluation


STEM Ambassador Program (STEMAP)

Science relies on diverse ideas and perspectives. The STEM Ambassador Program (STEMAP) is a public engagement training program funded by the National Science Foundation to promote open minded-exchange between members of the public and the scientific community.


STEMAP is a NSF-funded public engagement program

Public Engagement

STEM Ambassadors engage in a range of venues, with an emphasis on connecting with people who cannot or do not engage with science through conventional outlets.


STEMAP provides guidance to Ambassadors in designing and implementing engagement activities through a series of workshops.

Latest News

October 7, 2019

STEMAP Receives New Funding

  STEMAP recently received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore avenues to grow and sustain the program. Under this grant, STEMAP will test new training formats at…
October 7, 2019

STEMAP in BioScience

  There is growing interest in the scientific community in engaging with the public, but the traditional “deficit model” of one-way communication of scientific facts and figures can fall short…
October 7, 2019

Nalini Nadkarni in The Guardian and Our DNA

STEMAP Director Nalini Nadkarni was featured in The Guardian describing her field work in the Monteverde cloud forest of Costa Rica. Arguably one of the most sensitive ecosystems, Nalini describes…

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