Career Ready has teamed up with AstraZeneca to launch a new STEM Student of the Year Award with the top prize of an all expenses paid learning trip to CERN, the world leading physics research centre in Geneva, and home of the Hadron Collider.
The new award has been created to recognise and reward students who have made significant progress in their efforts and commitment to work in the STEM industries through contact with mentors, masterclasses, internships and workplace visits. The top prize will be awarded to one student each in Science, Technology and Engineering themes.
In addition to an iPad, the three first prize winners will be accompanied by a member of the Career Ready team to visit the Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, the largest particle physics laboratory in the world where the Higgs Boson particle was discovered and where physicist-cum-TV presenter Professor Brian Cox is doing his research. Second prize winners will also receive an iPad, as well as £150 and a commemorative plaque.
Ian Nichol, National STEM Development Manager at Career Ready, said, “This is an incredible opportunity for our students to witness, first hand, scientific research that’s changing our perception of the world. The award is a fantastic way to recognize students who have experienced a real transformation thanks to the Career Ready programme and to celebrate the potential future leaders of STEM industries. We are very grateful to AstraZeneca, a long standing supporter of our programme, for working with us to develop these STEM awards.”
For more information and to apply for the award click here.