Since 1987

Stemovators started life as Young Engineers Clubs, before evolving into Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland. Clubs have always played an important part in want we do, but as we evolved our name changed to reflect our wider role supporting STEM education in classrooms, year groups and schools.

In 2024, a new name: Stemovators, was chosen to reflect youthful energy, creative thinking and problem solving.

We’ve got a proud history at Stemovators – we’ve been offering support for teachers to stimulate interest in STEM in schools across Scotland for nearly 40 years. Our focus is all about sparking curiosity and building skills in science, technology, engineering and maths, and we do that by providing exciting, fun STEM learning activities for schools.

Importantly, our sessions also help to develop young people’s social and creative skills, and encourage thinking and excitement about possible careers in STEM.

Our Impact

Dundee Celebration Event

With the support of our small army of volunteers, Team Stemovators have developed and delivered thousands of brilliant, hands-on, ready-to-use STEM learning packs, activities and sessions in hundreds of schools across Scotland. The Stemovators staff team offer a huge range of skills and expertise and have racked up over 100 years in STEM education between them. The team, and their predecessors, have stimulated hundreds of thousands of children and young people with STEM activities since Stemovators started back in 1987.

The level of engagement with pupils across the region has been beyond our expectations and we are confident that we will see an increase in individuals choosing associated career pathways and employment

Kenneth Leitch, HCI Skills Gateway

It’s very important to us that our activities are designed to be fully inclusive. We have an impressive track record of delivery in rural Scotland and in areas of high social deprivation. We also always aim to encourage girls, young women and under-represented communities to have access to our awesome activities!

We work closely with schools, but our long-standing industry partnerships play a crucial role in our success. Companies operating in Scotland’s STEM sectors help us identify where skills gaps exist and support us to nurture STEM skills which are fit for the future.