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Inspiring young people about STEM

Empowering change through STEM  for  over 40 years

STEMPOINT is an educational charity that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to young people in the East of England and beyond.

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Our organisation was founded in 1984 and we are proud to have served our local community for over 40 years.

By bridging the gap between education and the STEM industry we inspire the future of STEM careers.  

STEM skills are crucial for our future workforce. They drive advancements in fields such as healthcare, sustainable energy, communication and space exploration, shaping our future and ensuring we can meet and overcome global challenges and thrive economically. STEM literacy fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, innovation, adaptability and equips individuals to navigate a rapidly changing world.

In the East of England, we are fortunate to have a huge array of opportunities within various STEM sectors; although many employers report skills gaps and difficulty in recruiting.

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So, why don’t more young people study STEM subjects and aspire to a STEM career?

The reasons are varied and complex but may include a perception that STEM subjects are too difficult and careers are unattainable for them. A lack of representation of diverse role models in STEM can discourage underrepresented groups and reinforce stereotypes. Limited exposure to STEM resources and people can also mean that young people may miss out on engaging educational experiences that can spark their curiosity and interest.

Our Purpose

We firmly believe that cultivating an early interest in STEM is crucial and should be nurtured throughout life.

Every child, regardless of their background or circumstances, deserves the opportunity to unlock and fulfill their full potential.

Our Mission

To inspire young people to realise their potential in STEM, no matter what their background or ability.

Award winning STEM charity
Winner of Herts Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Herts ‘Education in Employment’ award.
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
Let’s revolutionise how people think about STEM through inclusivity and collaboration.

Our Impact

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years experience & dedication to STEM inspiration
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pupils engaged 2022-2023
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registered STEM Ambassadors
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volunteer hours 2022-2023

Our Values


Inspiring young people about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths : STEM

Benefits can be life changing for the individual but also have the potential to be transformative at a societal and global level.

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Our philosophy "See it to be it!"  Role models help children visualise their future 

Industry experts, partners and employers helping young people identify talents and providing tools to help them succeed.


See Research Experience Programmes

STEM Ambassadors main

STEM Ambassadors are our inspirational volunteers who help bring STEM to life for the next generation.


Join us in our mission to inspire the next generation of STEMists.

Latest News

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Our popular annual K’nex Challenge provides primary school children in Hertfordshire, Luton, Peterborough, Suffolk and Essex with an introduction to the exciting world of engineering and technology.

The challenge is suitable for children of all abilities and is run by STEM Ambassadors who are trained to deliver the sessions in school.

The challenge requires the pupils to design and build a solution to a problem that is given to the children on the day, developing their problem-solving skills, using creativity as well as early
project management skills.
Last year, more than 150 schools took part in this low-cost and exciting activity, valued by both pupils and teachers.  Sponsorship enables us to offer the activity at a very low cost to schools.

Meet our Community Champions

Our Community contribute hundreds of hours and are passionate to help students, parents and employers drive impact through STEM.
Christopher Malagala
STEM Champion
Joana Shurety
Health Coach
Claire Kirby
STEMPOINT workshop leader for Hertfordshire.


This experience makes my options much easier.  I have more knowledge about STEM careers and have a good idea of which path I will follow.

Year 9 Student after STEM Inspiration Week
Stopsley High School


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