STEMbassadors began in 2013 as an outreach initiative of Thomas Jefferson High School. It offers an opportunity for elementary and middle school youth across Northern Virginia to engage with their high school peers to share and be inspired by their love for all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). STEMbassadors facilitate STEM activities in elementary and middle school classrooms across the region and serve as role models for young learners.

This summer, STEMbassadors is going virtual, posting dozens of video demonstrations of fun do-it-yourself experiments online. These experiments run the gamut from candy to oceans to volcanoes. With the generous support of Northrop Grumman, STEMbassadors will also be distributing kits containing the materials and instructions you need to follow along and try the experiments at home! Each kit contains enough materials for 19 experiments designed for your elementary or middle school learner. To request a free kit for this unique family bonding experience, please click here. Please click here to access tutorials for elementary school experiments and here to access middle school experiments.

Since its inception, the STEMbassadors program has served in over 100 schools and fostered an appreciation for STEM in countless students. To learn more about the program and its impact from those who participated in STEMbassadors in the past, click here.

For more information on the STEMbassadors program and other ways to get involved, please email Adele Peng at

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