Richard Taffs wins STEMNET Ambassador Award
We are delighted to announce that Richard Taffs, NIS Safety, Health and Environment Manager has been awarded “Most Dedicated STEM Ambassador” at this years STEMNET awards. Taking place on Tuesday 6th October at the House of Lords, the awards honoured the UK’s most dedicated and inspirational people motivating young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
As an award winner Richard will also be traveling to Geneva in December for an exclusive trip to CERN, where he will have the opportunity to see cutting edge science in action, as well as meet with top physicists and engineers from across the facility.
Richard joined the NIS STEM programme in 2010 and regularly supports a wide range of activities including working with STEM Clubs, helping at large science events, holding “live” engineering challenges at the NIS facilities and also providing STEM mentoring for children with special needs. So far this year he has completed over 80 STEM activities, the equivalent of approximately 240 hours.
Richard Penrose, Group Managing Director Said "I know everyone at NIS will join me in offering Richard our warmest congratulations on this much deserved award, as the passion and energy he gives to the STEM programme is incredible. We are all enormously proud of this achievement and the national recognition his contribution has received"
Richard Taffs said “I am both honoured and proud to have been chosen for this prestigious award, as it means so much to me personally.
It is vital that the STEMNET programme continues to grow in strength. We need to encourage both companies and individuals to interface with our schools and colleges to share their real work based experiences and bring employment opportunities to life.
The extensive range and quality of activities delivered to students by the army of dedicated STEM Ambassadors is just fantastic, and each Ambassador should feel as proud as I do today as together we are successfully encouraging young people across the country in the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths."