STEM Untapped is thrilled to be amongst the prestigious businesses and individuals shortlisted in the 2022 Wales STEM Awards for our not-for-profit podcast. We are amongst 34 innovative companies to be named finalists in this year’s highly anticipated awards, which celebrate those making a difference to, and championing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) in Wales.
The STEM Untapped podcast is shortlisted in the STEM Educational Programme of the Year – Non-Profit Sector Category. This award aims to recognise organisations who are addressing STEM diversity gaps, the STEM skills shortage and businesses that seeks to inspire and raise the aspirations of the next generation – and we’re delighted that our podcast meets the criteria to be deemed a finalist.
Just over a year ago we identified a lack of STEM support for girls and non-binaries in three key areas: a good access to a wide range of female and non-binary role models in STEM, school and teacher support regarding STEM career options and encouragement from family or close friends.
That gave us the inspiration to create the STEM Untapped Podcast. Episodes come out regularly for listeners to enjoy. They hear under-represented girls and non-binaries interview a STEM role model of their choice and hear advice from their role model first hand. Our very first pilot podcast, where students and teachers put their full support behind us, was in Cardiff in 2021, which makes the award shortlist all the more special.
We wish every organisation shortlisted all the luck when the winners will be announced at the ceremony on 27th October 2022 🤞
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