This year's EESW Student of the Year Award is gratefully sponsored by


Inyoung Baek, EESW Student of the Year Award Winner 2019

We followed Inyoung along his STEM journey, where he is now studying Engineering at Cambridge University.  

You can find out more about Inyoung and other past Students of the Year on our Case Studies page


Finalists 2019

Winners 2019


Finalists 2018

To celebrate the EESW Projects of 2020-21, we are launching the annual EESW Student of the Year Award, gratefully supported by Industry Wales. 

To enter, students must:

  • Have taken part in the EESW Project in 2020-21
  • Be studying at least two STEM subjects at A level (or equivalent)
  • Have submitted a CREST Award to EESW
  • Be intending to study a STEM based subject to degree or HNC/HND Levels


Entrants will need to submit a proposal explaining why they think they deserve to be EESW Student of the Year 2021, using the template provided. 

The winner will receive £800 towards the cost of studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) based subject next year.  Two runners-up will also each receive £400 to help with future study.   

The written proposal should include:

  • Grades gained at GCSE/AS level and chosen subjects at A level
  • Any other qualifications or STEM relevant achievements
  • Details of future intended study and career goals
  • Around 1,000 words outlining any Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) activities engaged with
  • 500 words explaining how you think STEM and Engineering can contribute to the sustainability agenda in Wales
  • A supporting statement for your application from your teacher or link engineer


Please visit our website resources section to download the Proposal which can be submitted by email to or post to EESW, Waterton Centre, Bridgend, CF31 3WT by Friday 5th November

Selected candidates will be invited to interview in the autumn term 2021.  

Good luck!


EESW Student of the Year Award 2020

Ken Skates MS presenting the EESW Student of the Year Award 2020

You can read more and watch the full video here