The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field is an important one to us – especially when it comes to bridging the gender gap.

We hosted a Twitter chat earlier this year on the need to achieve gender equality in STEM with Knowledge4Innovation. It had a great lineup of panelists, including two Members of the European Parliament, Ivana Maletić and Angelika Mlinar; Katherine Manuel – Senior Vice President, Innovation, Thomson Reuters; and Douglas Morrison, STEM & Innovation Lead at City of Glasgow College. Douglas and the College are both supporters of the Global Game Changers awards, which we launched this week with Newsquest Media.

Game Changers rewards impact towards the UN Global Goals, and in 2017 the University of Strathclyde won the Innovating in STEM education/training category. This year’s STEM category, sponsored by the Centre for Work-based Learning in Scotland, is now open for applications.

It says…

 

The innovation economy needs people with skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This award will recognise a training provider, college or university that is democratising education – and bridging the gender gap – by using pioneering techniques, programmes, or technology to reach a wide and diverse audience – the event website says.

 

Apply now for this one or another of the categories up for grabs. GGC 2018 takes place on 12 September at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.