STEM Inspiring Diversity and Inclusion award

  • Shakir, Muhammad Zeeshan (Recipient)

Prize: National/international honour


Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir won the STEM Inspiring Diversity and Inclusion award, in recognition of his research and contribution to supporting a diverse and inclusive Scotland, through the development of ‘Stay Safe Scotland’ – a mobile app for black and minority ethnic groups, created during the pandemic.

Funded by the Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO) Scotland and Scottish government, the app sought to overcome major barriers faced by ethnic minority communities in Scotland by providing social distancing guidelines in a variety of different languages and predicting footfall data at nearly 100 supermarkets throughout Scotland, to help users schedule visits at quieter times, and to avoid queuing and overcrowding.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsScottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE)

Awarded at event

Event titleRecognition and Appreciation Awards
LocationRadisson Blu, Glasgow, United KingdomShow on map
Period31 Aug 2022