National Science & Engineering Week

The UK's widest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering


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Eureka! Highly commended 2009

Eureka! National Children's Museum. Highly commended NSEW 2009 Event Awards.

Your forest, have your say! Event Award Winner 2011

Your forest, have your say! Dean Heritage Centre, NSEW Event Award winner 2011.

Dayglo. Event Award winner 2012

Dayglo, Y-touring Theatre Company, Event Award winner 2012.

Just add water, Event Award runner-up 2012

Just add water, National Trust Cragside, Event Award runner-up 2012.

Infinity and Beyond, Event Award Winner 2012

Infinity and beyond, Studfall Junior School, Primary School Event Award Winner 2012.

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NSEW Event Awards

And the 2014 winners are…

During National Science & Engineering Week the team judged events across the country. We attended brilliant events and are pleased to announce the winners of the NSEW 2014 Event Awards.

Best Primary School Event

Winner: Simmondley Primary School

Runner-up: Exeter Road Primary School

Best Secondary School Event

Winner: St John’s Marlborough

Runner-up: Balfron High School 

Best STEM Institution Event

Winner: University of Southampton

Runner-up: St Mary’s University

Best Community Event

Winner: Community Perspectives

Runner-up: Bay Tree Community Café Project

Best Engineering-themed Event 

Winner: My Future, My Choice

Runner-up: Pendeen Community Heritage

All winners won £600 and all runner-ups won £200 for running future NSEW activities and events.

Supported by Engineering UK, the NSEW Event Awards aim to reward the passion of event and activity organisers and showcase the very best in public engagement during NSEW.

Thinking about next year's events?

If you are already thinking about next year's activities and have a quirky, original or innovative event planned for National Science & Engineering Week 2015, then consider nominating yourself for an NSEW Event Award! Any organisation can self-nominate for an award, whether you are a school running a day of activities or a theatre launching a new production - as long as it takes place during National Science & Engineering Week (13-22 March 2015).


  • Best primary school event: for events or activities organised by primary schools.
  • Best secondary school event: for events or activities organised by secondary schools.
  • Best STEM institution event: For events by those organisations (non schools) participating in STEM engagement on a regular basis.
  • Best community event: For events and activities that include the local community and/or family audiences.
  • Best engineering-themed event: For events and activities that are predominantly engineering themed - this includes designing, building, testing. 

Event Award Category Criteria

Read the 2013 Event Award winners case studies