The STEM Inspiration Awards
The STEM Inspiration Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations and clubs working to inspire young people in STEM subjects.
Free to enter, this annual award scheme offers individuals and organisations from across the STEM education sector to shine.
Applications for the STEM Inspiration Awards are closed.
The winners of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards were announced on 1 November at the House of Lords.
Outstanding STEM Ambassador
Aimed at those with a long-standing body of engagement with the STEM Ambassadors programme, recognising achievement over a prolonged period.
Outstanding New STEM Ambassador
This award is aimed at those who have recently joined the programme and have already displayed enthusiasm and commitment as a STEM Ambassador.
Outstanding STEM Technician
Recognises efforts to inform and inspire young people with apprenticeships and technician careers. It is aimed at those working in STEM who have a technical, non-graduate background and have used this to help inspire the next generation of technicians.
Outstanding STEM Club
Designed to reward sustained and long-term engagement through a STEM Club.
STEM Employer: small and medium enterprises
For organisations classified by the UK government as small and medium-sized enterprises (less than 250 employees). It aims to reward outstanding commitment to the STEM agenda, and how this is embedded within the culture of the organisation.
STEM Employer: large companies
For organisations classified by the UK government as large (more than 250 employees). It aims to reward outstanding commitment to the STEM agenda, and how this is embedded within the culture of the organisation.
Outstanding STEM Engagement Project
Designed to reward sustained and long-term engagement through a single project or enrichment programme.
It may involve communities, schools, non-school groups, STEM Clubs, STEM Ambassador Hubs, employers, and other institutions and organisations such as learned societies.
The Joan Sjøvoll Award for STEM Leadership
Recognises anyone employed in a STEM leadership role who has worked to foster an understanding of STEM subjects within their organisation, inspiring and leading others to actively promote STEM education and careers.
Nominees in this category need not necessarily be engaged in delivering to young people themselves, they may be in a role in which they enable and encourage others to do so.
STEM Inspiration Award winners
Photos of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Award final