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ICE Wales Cymru invites entries for STEM Ambassador of the Year

28 February 2022

The award recognises those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to STEM education in the previous year and who are inspiring the next generation of civil engineers.

ICE Wales Cymru invites entries for STEM Ambassador of the Year
Last year's winner, Luke Cook, working with budding civil engineers on the ICE Engineering Team Challenge.

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 2022. 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.

Competition criteria

Like last 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've been involved in any STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) activity in the past 12 months, including digital events.

In 2021, the ICE Wales Cymru accolade was awarded to Luke Cook, a graduate engineer at Atkins.

He is an active member of the ICE graduate and student committee in Swansea and became its chair in 2021. Through this role, he organised events where he involved consultants, contractors and educators in talks with young students.

Cook has been a registered STEM Ambassador since 2017, organising the ICE Engineering Team Challenge in Swansea in 2018 and 2022.

He's also been encouraging his peers at Swansea University by leading presentations about life as a graduate engineer and supporting graduates and apprentices on existing schemes, while promotiong new ones.He's part of the ICE Leadership group with his employer, Atkins.

Cook said he was honoured to be recognised for his hard work, which often took place alongside his day job.

"One of the key benefits it has brought is recognition of my work throughout the industry. It also raises awareness of the importance of STEM in these challenging times," he said.

"Winning ICE Wales Cymru STEM Ambassador of the Year is a great opportunity for you to reflect on your work and achieve recognition for hard work that STEM volunteers put in outside of their working hours."

How to enter

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 25 April 2022.

For full eligibility criteria and an application form please see below.

This year's award will be sponsored by Bouygues UK.

Download the documents

  • Belinda Thomas, marcomms executive at ICE Wales Cymru