In2science is an award-winning charity which empowers students from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM and research careers through high-quality work placements and careers guidance.
As lockdown measures and school closures came into force earlier this year In2scienceUK had to quickly react. Since March the organisation has undergone an effective digital transformation and moved many of its face to face programme online. The programme connected young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with inspiring STEM professionals, cutting edge research and advice and support, all from the safety of their homes.
The ERA Foundation, alongside Kusuma and City Bridge Trust, is proud to have supported In2Science. Our funding has allowed the organisation to develop digital materials and onboard additional students.
What is clear is that the impact of COVID-19 on the education of young people has not been spread equally. The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on young people from disadvantaged and low-income backgrounds. In the run-up to this summer, In2scienceUK had received a record-breaking 2700 applications from young people seeking advice and support and received more applications from researchers and STEM professionals wanting to make the difference.
The young people our partners work with need support now more than ever before and we are enormously proud to continue to work with them to deliver outcomes that transform the lives of talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and support diversity and inclusion across the STEM sector.