STEM volunteers in Wales are being encouraged to step forward to celebrate the work they do to promote civil engineering and STEM subjects to schools and young people across the country.
Entries are being sought for the ICE Wales Cymru STEM Ambassador of the Year 2021. The award honours an ICE member who has shown outstanding commitment to the industry by giving their time to inspire the next generation of civil engineers.
This year, due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, members can apply to become the ICE Wales Cymru STEM Ambassador of the Year if they have been involved in any STEMM activity in the past 12 months, including a digital event.
In 2020, the ICE Wales Cymru accolade was awarded to Alex Prance, a Technician at Stantec, Cardiff, who throughout 2019 was involved in Careers Expeditions, Pathways into Engineering presentations and ICE Bridge to Schools activities.
He said: "My goal is to continue discussions with students of all ages to communicate the great opportunities that exist within STEM and promote ICE, Institutional Learning events and ICE Sixth Form to Careers campaign.
"Pathways to careers in STEMM can take many forms and my mission is to ensure opportunities are made visible to all students and that they are well informed of their options.
"My belief is that STEM can be for everyone and through my passion and commitment to being an ambassador, I will continue to highlight the exciting opportunities in this ever-changing world of STEMM careers."
How to enter
The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 26 April 2021.
For full eligibility criteria and an application form, download the documents here
Regional winners from across the UK will go through to the national final of the ICE STEM Ambassador of the Year Award in early June 2021.