Submissions are being invited for an award scheme that recognises outstanding individual achievements in engineering.
The Armourers and Brasiers’ Gauntlet Trust, in partnership with The Welding Institute, is offering a prize for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Ambassador of the Year. The award carries a prize of £500.
The STEM Ambassador of the Year award recognises ‘significant voluntary contribution to the STEM Ambassador programme in the field of materials joining and structural integrity’.
To enter, applicants should submit a résumé no longer than a single page of A4. The résumé should demonstrate dedication to the STEM Ambassador programme over the last year; explain how challenges such as limited resources or logistical issues have been overcome; show involvement in a range of activities for groups of differing ages or educational levels; and explain the tangible impact that was made, using evidence such as feedback from teachers.
Judges will evaluate applicants against several criteria. These include the time given over to volunteering, recruiting and mentoring, and the applicants’ commitment to their role. Judges will also assess the activities applicants have been involved in, such as helping with STEM clubs, developing bespoke activities, and how they have catered for different ages, backgrounds and abilities (including any special needs). Finally they will be looking for evidence of sustained engagement, and of the impact this has had on young people’s understanding of STEM subjects and careers. Judges will welcome any evidence of increased levels of motivation and attainment.
If you think you, or someone you know, is eligible for this award, submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to TWI Awards, The Membership Office, TWI Ltd, Granta Park, Cambridge CB21 6AL. The closing date for entries is 31 March 2016.
Winners will be invited to receive their awards at the TWI Annual Dinner at King’s College in Cambridge on Tuesday 28 June.