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S.T.E.M. + Art, Design & Innovation = S.T.E.A.M.

Increasingly, the critical relationship of INNOVATION and DESIGN (i.e. Arts) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is becoming more apparent. And with industry needing more women then ever before to study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - perhaps DESIGN could also be an important angle in attracting more women into the field. Innovation and design within the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics go hand-in-hand. For example, User Interface Design (UI) and User experience (UX) are critical design elements for digital technology. Through adding Art + Design thinking to the equation, we can transform S.T.E.M. into S.T.E.A.M.


Many impressive women entered the prestigious 'Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award'

Learn more about this important impressive award that celebrates the acheivements of women engineers. Recognising and celebrating women's visibility and success in the STEM field is important for many reasons: advancing careers; showcasing progressive organisations; rolemodels for future workers; illuminating career paths; driving industry standards; etc.

Support women engineers in the UK 

The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award 
This annual Award recognises exceptional engineers and technicians working to engineer a better world, and it rewards and celebrates emerging talent through a programme of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering scholarships. Applications closed June 30. View previous winners. The celebration ceremony is held at The IET London in Savoy Place, London.
The IET Innovation Awards
The Award showcases achievements by great innovators from industry and academia, highlighting landmark work and developments across important areas of science, engineering and technology. 
The IET Scholarships
A variety of scholarships are available ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 to celebrate engineering excellence and inspire the next generation of engineers. 
The IET Engineering Bursary
The Engineering Bursary is aimed at apprentices or those taking a vocational route into engineering. 
The IET Prestige Medals and IET Achievement Medals 
Annually, these Medals celebrate individual excellence in any engineering and technology sector or activity within the scope of the IET. Monitor The IET's website for future dates and opportunities.
The IET Â„Apprentice and Technician Awards
The Award recognises an Apprentice's substantial contribution towards their employer or operational area and a Technician&'s exceptional commitment and contribution to the engineering profession through technical or professional development. Monitor The IET's website for future dates and opportunities.

Need help or advice about entering the next awards?

Learn about all of The IET's fantastic Awards, Scholarships and Grants available.

For further info or assistance regarding entry, ask the Where Women Work team.

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