Exhibition of Posters by early-career research scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
The Parliamentary & Scientific Committee’s STEM for BRITAIN 2021 took place ONLINE on Monday 8th March, during British Science Week
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 WINNERS!
Applications were invited from early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians for the opportunity to exhibit in one of the five areas:
STEM for BRITAIN is a major scientific poster competition and exhibition which has been held in Parliament since 1997, and is organised by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee. Chaired by Stephen Metcalfe MP, its aim is to give members of both Houses of Parliament an insight into the outstanding research work being undertaken in UK universities by early-career researchers.
Due to Covid-19, our 2021 event was held online and supported virtually by Parliamentarians, including those whose constituents were shortlisted to present their posters.
A wide range of important scientific, engineering and mathematics institutions and organisations leant their support to this event, including:
The Royal Society of Biology, the Institute of Physics, The Physiological Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Council for the Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Biomedical Science, the Clay Mathematics Institute, the Nutrition Society, the Heilbronn Institute, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, the Biochemical Society, and the Society of Chemical Industry.
This reflects the importance we all attach to the encouragement of researchers at this stage in their careers.
Prizes were awarded for the posters presented in each discipline which best communicated high level science, engineering or mathematics to a lay audience.
The Westminster Medal for the overall winner was awarded in memory of the late Dr Eric Wharton, who did so much to establish SET for Britain as a regular event in the Parliamentary calendar.
We hope to host, under our Chair, Stephen Metcalfe MP, an in-person ceremony in the Palace of Westminster toward the end of 2021, to which winners, supporters and Parliamentarians will be invited.