Celebrating Excellence: BITS Pilani Dubai Campus launches STEM Teachers Awards in UAE!

Celebrating Excellence: BITS Pilani Dubai Campus launches STEM Teachers Awards in UAE!

Awards aim to support UAE Leadership’s vision of promoting a knowledge-based economy.

Nominations in 8 categories for the first edition opens for High School STEM Teachers.

Awards ceremony scheduled on 29th April 2023 will be organised in association with Science India Forum UAE.

Dubai, UAE: BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (BPDC) in association with Science India Forum-UAE has announced the First edition of STEM Teachers Awards for High School Teachers in the UAE. The announcement of awards to recognize the efforts of STEM High School educators is in perfect alignment with UAE Government’s Vision and the Ministry of Education’s National Strategy for Higher Education 2030 thatemphasizes the development of an advanced and forward-looking education system that prepares a skilled and productive workforce for the future. The award ceremony scheduled on 29th April 2022 will celebrate UAE educators who go above and beyond their call of duty to inspire the next generation of explorers and innovators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics popularly known as STEM.

Nominations for the award are accepted from Nominee themselves (Self), School, Students, Colleagues, and Family members till 15th February 2023Educators will be recognized in 8 categories such as Excellence in Instructional Leadership, Academic Excellence, Innovation in Pedagogy, Outstanding Digital Transformation, Best Teacher Award for initiating Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, for Community Engagement, for Outstanding Projects and STEM Teacher of the Year Award.

Commenting on the purpose of launching the STEM Teachers Awards, Prof. Srinivasan Madapusi, Director BPDC, said,Globally, the STEM education market is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 13%, in line with increasing demand for STEM jobs.  The UAE Government has recognized this fact and have set targets in their National Strategy For Higher Education 2030 to build and achieve the highest scientific and professional education standards to serve UAE’s future generations. STEM School Teachers have a critical role in inspiring students in UAE to develop a passion for STEM subjects and contributing towards UAE’s vision of a knowledge-based economy. This is crucial for UAE’s Economic growth as these students in the future will meet the demands of a STEM based economy.”

Further Prof. Srinivasan Madapusi said,This award is designed to honor and recognize the leading STEM teachers in the U.A.E. who have significantly contributed to the highest quality of teaching and learning in the field. These educators are true innovators who have achieved greatness through their innovative teaching practices and have led the way in promoting student learning in the community. The STEM Teachers Award is a platform that allows these educators to lead by example and inspire others to follow in their footsteps”.

Nomination forms need to be filled by the proposed nominees with a 500-word write up describing their contribution towards the specific category nominated along with supporting documents.  For nominations, criteria and details on categories click on the link: https://sta.bits-dubai.ac.ae/

For further information, please email stemteachersaward@bitspilanidubai.ae  or call +9714-2753700

Notes to the Editor:

About BITS PILANI Dubai Campus: The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Dubai Campus, is a premier institution for engineering and technology education, renowned for its dedication to providing quality education since its establishment in 2000. As one of the pioneering institutions in Dubai, it holds the distinction of being ranked as the top private university of India in Engineering and Technology, and is also among the Top 200 Universities in QS Asia University Rankings 2023. BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus is awarded a 5-star rating from Knowledge and Human Development

Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai in partnership with QS in 2023 based on four core

categories namely, Teaching, Research, Employability and Internationalization.

With a diverse student population from over 20 countries worldwide, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus

offers a range of programs including B.E, M.E., M.B.A. and Ph.D. in various engineering and allied

disciplines. With several BITS Pilani alumni holding leadership positions in leading companies across the globe, it is a testament to the excellence of education imparted at the institution.

Science India Forum UAE is a non-profitable voluntary organization dedicated to the service of society through the advancement of Science & Technology.
SIF UAE like its parent organization VIBHA (Vijnana Bharati), believes in promoting and popularizing Indian sciences for the service of society. Active in UAE for the past 16 (since 2006) years; the organization has been functional in not only introducing India’s rich scientific heritage (right from ancient to modern) to the student community but also motivating them to take up pure science as a career and inculcate the moral value of giving back to the society.
SIF UAE is propelled ahead through its activities through dedicated volunteers from various professions and supported by the Embassy of India Consulate General of India, UAE and sponsors from UAE.

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