Manchester STEM Bee

The Details

Name: Manchester STEM Bee

Designed and decorated by: Kelly Stanford.

Sponsor: ARUP

Design Inspiration

Embellished with imagery taken from research papers, science poetry, science facts and signatures from over 70 Manchester-based researchers; the STEM Bee is a visual celebration of Manchester’s scientific heritage both past and present. The Bee aims to help encourage more people to get involved in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) by raising awareness of the diverse world-class research being done in Manchester today, especially by citizen scientists.

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of today’s built environment. This year marks the firm’s 60th anniversary in Manchester. Arup was founded on the belief that the built environment can change people’s lives for the better. The firm is dedicated to inspiring future innovators and problem solvers, by getting more young people interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Artist -Kelly Stanford

Kelly Stanford is a local Science Communicator who uses art as a fun and engaging science outreach tool. In 2018 she collaborated with 70 scientists from around the city to create the STEM Bee - a Scicomm sculpture embellished with science facts and signatures representing Manchester’s scientific heritage both past and present. Find out more at    

Bee in the City 2020

Bee in the City 2020