The STEM Inspiration Awards

2017 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.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is sponsoring our 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards and sending the winners to the world-renowned CERN in Switzerland!

 

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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.

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Award categories

  • 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

2017 STEM Inspiration Award final

Latest updates

Winners of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards announced!

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...

My STEM inspiration: flying the flag for the aviation industry

Kate McWilliams is a finalist in the Outstanding New STEM Ambassador category at the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards.Kate has become a STEM Ambassador in the past year and has undertaken numerous activities to support learning in STEM subjects and careers. In the lead up to the awards ceremony on 1 November 2018, she tells us about her work and what she does...

My STEM inspiration: building partnerships between education and industry

Stewart Harrison’s cyber club has recently been shortlisted for a 2018 STEM Inspiration Award. He shares how his club has grown over the last couple of years, and how humbled he is to be among those shortlisted.The starting up of a school cyber club was a rather serendipitous affair after receiving an email from a STEM mailing list. As an ordinary physics...

Our STEM inspiration: to positively impact our community

Web Applications UK tell us about how they want to encourage young people to be more involved in STEM subjects and how excited they are to be shortlisted for the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018.We are incredibly proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the STEM Employer Award – Small/Medium Enterprises for STEM Learning UK. In our excitement, we...

My STEM inspiration: encourage pupils to pursue their desired career

Harry Beedham is one of our shortlisted nominees for Outstanding New STEM Ambassador as part of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018. He tells us about his inspiring work with young people.Since August 2017, I have been working as a Graduate Structural Engineer in Exeter for AECOM. To put it simply, my job is to design anything which can be “built”. In the last...