The STEM Inspiration Awards

STEM Inspiration Awards

Winners for the STEM Inspiration Awards have been announced

The STEM Inspiration Awards celebrate the individuals, organisations and STEM clubs working to inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and maths. We want to recognise the initiatives which make a real impact, sparking an enthusiasm for STEM subjects and paving the way for careers in STEM.  The awards are sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards were announced on Thursday 20 May at 4 pm via the STEM Learning YouTube channel. The video was hosted by Dr Tara Shine, co-founder of Change By Degrees, author, and presenter of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2020. Watch the video below to hear from each of our award winners. 

You can see a full profile of each of our winners in our news section.

Awards categories 2020

INSPIRATIONAL STEM EMPLOYER
This award recognises outstanding commitment to STEM by an employer of any size, particularly where this is embedded within the culture of the organisation.

OUTSTANDING STEM CLUB
Celebrating sustained and long-term engagement with young people through a STEM Club.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WIDENING PARTICIPATION, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN STEM
Recognises individuals, groups, organisations and companies, including further and higher education, who have encouraged diversity and inclusion within STEM.

INSPIRING STEM TECHNICIAN
This award is aimed at apprentices and technicians working in STEM industries who have a technical, non-graduate background and have used this to help inspire the next generation.

OUTSTANDING STEM AMBASSADOR
Celebrating 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 celebrates those who have recently joined the programme and have already displayed enthusiasm and commitment as a STEM Ambassador.

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