STEM Learning is delighted to announce that, Esh Group is the winner of the Inspirational STEM Engagement Project award at the recent prestigious STEM Inspiration Awards.

These awards celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects across the UK and are organised by STEM Learning – the largest provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and other groups working with young people across the UK.

This year’s winners are:

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: Amey

STEM Employer – SMEs: BeckGreener

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

All the above winners are invited to attend an exclusive visit to CERN, Switzerland thanks to the generous support of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (SFTC), 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 many STEM organisations – including his work at Ford and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. John’s energy and enthusiasm for engaging young people with the STEM and the STEM Ambassadors programme means that he richly deserves this accolade.

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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.”

About STEM Learning A non-profit dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM, increasing the numbers progressing in STEM studies and STEM-related careers. We are the largest provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and community groups working with young people across the UK, engaging with every secondary school in the UK.

About The Science and Technology Facilities Council: Keeping the UK at the forefront of international science and tackling some of the most significant challenges facing society such as meeting our future energy needs, monitoring and understanding climate change, and global security. The Council has a broad science portfolio and works with the academic and industrial communities to share its expertise in materials science, space and ground-based astronomy technologies, laser science, microelectronics, wafer scale manufacturing, particle and nuclear physics, alternative energy production, radio communications and radar.

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