The David Clarke Prize

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The David Clarke Prize is awarded to an exceptional primary, secondary or FE teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.

Main award

The main award will comprise a £2,000 personal award for the prize winner (i.e. with no restrictions on use) and a further £3000 for the school to be used to further promote engineering within the school; it is envisaged that the prize winner will help determine how the funds should be spent.

The prize winner will also become a fellow of the ERA Foundation.

Runner-up awards

Up to two runner-up prizes of a £1000 personal award (i.e. with no restrictions on use) and a further £1,000 for the school to be used to further promote engineering within the school; it is envisaged that the runners-up will help determine how the funds should be spent.

If you know a teacher who has gone above and beyond what is required in the teaching syllabus, with a track record of showcasing real-world engineering to students, take a look at the assessment criteria below.

How do I nominate myself or someone else?

Evidence to support the nomination should be drawn from work that has been done over the last 5 years i.e. since September 2012 although the ERA Foundation will consider nominations where the case is based on a sustained contribution over a longer period.

Evidence might include:

  • the vision offered for engineering in your school/college
  • demonstration of a high level of creativity shown in shaping their work with young people
  • the success that the teacher has had with young people (both in terms of numbers reached and the difference this has made to them)

To nominate teacher, download this form and send it to awards@stem.org.uk with the subject title "David Clarke Prize".

The deadline for nominations is 5pm Friday 1 February 2019

The Prize Winners will be agreed at the March 2018 ERA Foundation Board meeting and announced at the ERA Annual Lunch on 2 May 2019

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