Winners of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards announced!

STEM Inspiration Award winners 2018

Our prestigious event at the House of Lords on 1 November announced the winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018.

The STEM Inspiration Awards celebrate the fantastic work done by individuals and organisations who inspire young people in STEM subjects. Awards were presented in eight categories that recognise everything from STEM Ambassadors and employers to outstanding STEM technicians and clubs.

Yvonne Baker, Chief Executive of STEM Learning said:

“These people and organisations provide the much-needed spark that ignites young people’s enthusiasm for STEM. All our winners have excelled in their fields and I am delighted that we can recognise and celebrate their expertise and passion.”

STEM Inspiration Awards 2018 winners

Inspirational STEM Engagement project
Get into STEM, ESH Group

Outstanding STEM Club
Didcot Girls School

Outstanding STEM Ambassador
Kev Stannard, Royal Air Force

Outstanding New STEM Ambassador
Kate McWilliams, EasyJet

Outstanding STEM Technician Award
Sophie Finch, Ryburn Valley High School

STEM Employer – Large Companies

STEM Employer – SMEs

The Joan Sjvoll Award for STEM Leadership
Glynis Dean, Royal Air Force

All the winners are invited to attend an exclusive visit to CERN, Switzerland thanks to the generous support of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the sponsors of this year’s awards. Winners will have the opportunity to see cutting-edge science in action, as well as meet top engineers, technicians and physicists from across the facility.

One of the highlights of this year’s awards was the announcement of a Lifetime Achievement Award to John Lowe in recognition of many years as an energetic champion of several STEM organisations – including his work at Ford and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. John’s energy and enthusiasm for engaging young people with STEM and the STEM Ambassadors programme means that he richly deserves this accolade.

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