Young Ambassadors Programme Young Ambassadors – THE GREAT STEMSATIONAL BAKE OFF!

The 2021 – 2022 Young Ambassadors battled it out for The Great STEMsational Bake off Champion title by baking and designing exceptionally STEMtastic cakes!

The competition was judged by Andrew Smyth –
Finalist of The Great British Bake Off in 2016.
He works at Rolls-Royce – researching Future Aircraft Concepts.

The Awards Ceremony event was hosted by our CEO/founder, Amelia Jane Piper.
During the event each Young Ambassador presented their recipe and STEM cake design to Andrew Smyth (judge) – later on Abi Paine from The Wildlife Trusts delivered a fascinating talk.

1st Place – The Great STEMsational Bake off Champion

Tom Jones – Honorary Young Ambassador

Name – Tom’s Gluten Free Underwater Surprise Cake 

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2nd Place

Myle Ali Faraz – 7-9 Young Ambassador

Name – Myle’s Double Choco Neutron Star Sensation Cake

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3rd Place

Emily Penman – 13-14 Young Ambassador

Name – Emily‘s Volcano Cake

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4th Place

Seren Shaw – 10-12 Ambassador

Name – Seren’s Bot-mobile Cake

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Click here to rewatch the Young Ambassadors – THE GREAT STEMSATIONAL BAKE OFF Awards Ceremony 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Seren Shaw – interviews Dr Jackie Bell

Dr Jackie Bell
Mathematician & theoretical particle physicist – based at Imperial College London.
A contestant on the BBC’s ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’ programme –
She was selected from from over 3,500 applicants to take part and undertake tests similar to those used in the astronaut selection at major space agencies.
Jackie has won multiple awards for her work!
She’s from Liverpool, UK.


The Life of Louis Pasteur by 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz

Louis Pasteur is one of the most important scientists in history.
He discovered how microbes work and how they lead to disease.

Louis Pasteur
Photo Source – Britannica

Louis was born in France on 27 December 1822 into a poor family.  As a teenager he loved science and went on to become a science teacher and then a chemistry professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Louis and his wife had five children together, but, three of them died from typhoid fever. The death of his children led him to investigate infectious diseases in order to find a cure.

Through his research and experiments, Louis invented the practice of microbiology.
He noted that things rotted because they were reacting with microbes (germs) and realised that these microbes were responsible for illnesses.

He used this knowledge to investigate how food and drink were damaged by germs such as bacteria and mould. He discovered that heating the items killed the germs which meant they would be safer for longer. This process is called pasteurisation and is named after him.

Louis went on to help when the French silk market was under threat. He discovered that the silkworms had become diseased by microbes. When the microbes were killed the disease disappeared; this saved the silk industry.

He also modernised vaccinations and developed injections which stopped people from catching diseases.  He successfully vaccinated a child against Rabies who had been bitten by an animal infected with Rabies.

In 1887 Pasteur established the ‘Pasteur Institute’ which is still being used today to fight infectious diseases.

It is due to his discoveries of how diseases are caused and how they are killed which led to doctors washing their hands and boiling their instruments prior to surgery, meaning many more people survived surgery.

Louis died in 1895 and is buried in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.


By 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz (age 8) 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz – interviews Herb Baker

Herb Baker – Patron of
Herb recently retired from NASA after 42 years at JSC, KSC & NASA Headquarters having worked in the Space Shuttle, Space Station & Orion program offices and managing the business office supporting Flight Operations.
He is currently on the Board of Directors for the JSC NASA Alumni League and volunteers at Space Center Houston. 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Emily Penman – interviews Dr Mark Lewney

Dr Mark Lewney
Guitar Physicist
A Senior Patent Examiner with a PhD in Guitar Acoustics
Also know as the ‘Rock Doctor’, Mark was the first ever winner of the
FameLab Competition.
He is said to be a cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix!