Wendy receives an MBE!

Wendy Sadler

Wendy Sadler, founding director of science made simple

We are absolutely DELIGHTED to announce that science made simple‘s founding director, Wendy Sadler, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Wendy started the company in 2002 with a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Her recognition comes as we celebrate our 15th anniversary of sharing our passion for science.

Speaking of when she found out about the MBE, Wendy said: “When I got the letter I was speechless. It is a huge honour to be recognised for years of hard work; promoting the importance of science-based learning that is entertaining and engaging for young people. Without my passionate and dedicated team, I would never have been able to achieve anything close to this. I want to thank them and everyone who has supported science made simple over the last 15 years from the bottom of my heart.”

science made simple is a social enterprise with a difference. With a team of 17, we work with pupils and public audiences of all ages, developing and presenting exciting, interactive performances to inspire people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). We’ve worked in over 30 countries around the world, and reach around 80,000 people per year.

We also train scientists and engineers in communication skills, providing them with the expertise needed to translate their research.

Wendy addresses a large audience at a school awards evening

Upon the motivation behind setting up science made simple, Wendy said: “It was clear to me that the UK school curriculum only goes so far when it came to science, especially physics. Since our inception, we have aimed to bridge the gap between what is being taught in the classroom and what practical skills and knowledge are essential when pursuing a career in the physical sciences and engineering.

“Our social enterprise looks to enrich the scientific understanding of young people whilst supplementing the curriculum with entertaining methods of learning.”

Through Wendy’s vision and strong leadership, science made simple has reached out to new audiences, developed innovative new ways to communicate science, and inspired hundreds of thousands of students. We are thrilled that her hard work has been recognised though such a prestigious award.

We couldn’t be prouder of her!

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