Telegraph Media Group launches student STEM competition

The Telegraph Media Group has launched a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition to attract both the younger generation and the wider public to the work carried out by STEM-based industries.

Sponsored by engineering company Babcock International Group, the competition challenges undergraduate university and higher-education students to come up with an “innovative idea that will help to make positive changes” within a particular industry.

A prize of £25,000 is up for grabs, alongside a bespoke mentoring programme from a senior engineer within Babcock International Group.

Students can enter as a team or individually into five categories, including automotive, pharmaceuticals, defence, construction and environment.

Richard Gray, science correspondent at The Telegraph, said the competition looks to highlight opportunities in the industry. “The Telegraph has an unparalleled pedigree in its coverage of both higher education and industry, so we are looking forward to seeing what imaginative solutions will be put forward by students from across the UK.

“They are the future of innovation, research and engineering in this country, so we are expecting great things of them.”

The competition will be supported through a newspaper supplement that will be published on 12 April, a dedicated STEM channel available through The Telegraph website and further editorial content.

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