Welcome to the STEMAP Site Leader portal. This online resource contains materials you may use or adapt to run STEMAP training at your institution.
Traditional learning venues such as science centers, museums, and schools often serve as hubs for science communication. However, not everyone can or does engage with science in these settings (1,3). The STEM Ambassador Program (STEMAP) was launched in 2016 at the University of Utah to support scientists in expanding public access to science.
Ambassadors complete five training modules where they identify possible focal group to engage, build skills to learn about the group, and design an engagement specific to the group. Training is delivered via a one-on-one meeting with STEMAP staff (Connect Module) and three workshops (Immerse, Design, and Engage Modules). Group meetings and additional one-on-one meetings are interspersed between workshops to provide additional support as Ambassadors prepare engagement projects. Training concludes with Ambassadors reflecting on their experience in a final group meeting (Reflect Module).
This online manual provides instructions and materials needed to plan for a cohort and carry out each STEMAP module.
Training will consist of 3 meetings. Materials for each meeting are provided below.