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STEM ambassadors needed for cityzen award
|Article written by Kathryn Denham-Maccioni, marketing project manager at ICE originally appeared on ICE new website entitled "ICE calls for STEM ambassadors to support students in digital game and video competition" on May 23.|
 ICE call for STEM ambassadors to support students in digital game and video competition
ICE has issued a call for STEM ambassadors to support its CityZen Award, a competition that aims to encourage more young people to become civil engineers. The award, created by ICE, consists of a digital game and creative video contest that teaches young people about real challenges civil engineers face in their career. ICE President Ed McCann met the 2021 CityZen Award winners at ICE HQ, One Great George Street.
ICE STEM ambassadors are needed to support the teams taking part in the competition. They provide the link that connects the game to the real world of civil engineering, as mentors they guide teams in the ICE CityZen Award for UK school students aged 16 to 18 years old. Those already registered as STEM ambassadors can sign up today.
The teams will play the game across four weeks in the Autumn 2022 term. Great prizes are available for the winning teams and all finishing teams will be recognised, which will help students boost their applications to university and/or jobs.
Contact with a STEM ambassador has been shown to be an effective way to engage students with STEM.
All ICE members – from students to fellows – are encouraged to become a CityZen mentor to help make this year’s competition a success. It also counts as initial professional development (IPD) and continued professional development (CPD).
One of the teachers involved noted how a student seemed to develop a passion for engineering after seeing how much teamwork and problem solving was involved. The student then applied to study engineering the following year.
The teachers also noted that the mentors were approachable, positive, and instructive.
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