The STEM Inspiration Awards

STEM Inspiration Awards

Winners for the STEM Inspiration Awards will be announced 20 May

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 will be announced on Thursday 20 May at 4 pm via the STEM Learning YouTube channel. The video will be hosted by Dr Tara Shine, director of Change By Degrees, author, and presenter of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2020. Tara will be interviewing each of our award winners. 


Awards categories 2020

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

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

Recognises individuals, groups, organisations and companies, including further and higher education, who have encouraged diversity and inclusion within STEM.

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.

Celebrating those with a long-standing body of engagement with the STEM Ambassadors programme, recognising achievement over a prolonged period.

This award celebrates those who have recently joined the programme and have already displayed enthusiasm and commitment as a STEM Ambassador.

STEM Inspiration Award winners 2019

Latest updates

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