Tag Archives: stem

New feature-rich micro:bit now shipping from Farnell

Farnell is now shipping a new BBC micro:bit, designed to open up a new world of opportunities for the next generation of students. Extended capabilities include greater memory capacity, a faster processor and, for the first time, “out of the box” sound and touch capabilities. The updated pocket-sized computer also provides …

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Tektronix announces Own The Future initiative for university engineering education

Tektronix has announced ‘Own the Future’, an education-focused initiative to place the company’s engineering products in the hands of student engineers, with an emphasis on the organisation’s entry-level portfolio. As a leader in the education and advanced research sector, Tektronix provides a variety of solutions for university engineering labs to …

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IMechE contributes STEM education activities to BBC Bitesize

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has contributed materials from its STEM at Home education programme to the BBC Bitesize Autumn collection, helping to support children’s learning and encourage them to take an interest in science and technology from an early age. The collection will feature six of the Institution’s hands-on …

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UON expert releases book to encourage teens to take up engineering

An expert from the University of Northampton has co-authored a book to support a major national engineering vocational qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Jonathan Adams, who is the Engineering Subject Leader at the University, has helped to design and develop the Cambridge National Level 1/2 Award and Certificate …

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Plans revealed for online hub to help inspire tomorrow’s engineers

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, now in its eighth year, has come to a close with the announcement of a new online hub to provide information and guidance to those organisations supporting and inspiring young people into engineering careers. The new online resource, due to go live later this month, will provide …

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers announce winners of prestigious awards

Jessica Reading, an apprentice at Siemens, has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year 2020 Award. Jessica helps to promote STEM during career fairs, and outside of work she works as a personal tutor to GCSE students where she encourages apprenticeships. “An apprenticeship was always …

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Renishaw hosts webinar to show how engineers can #BeTheDifference

To encourage more students to pursue engineering as a career, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw is hosting a webinar for school children and parents as part of This is Engineering Day on the 4th of November. In support of the day, created by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), the webinar will give students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about the opportunities in science, technology, engineering …

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RS Components launches go-kart design competition to promote STEM skills through motorsport

RS Components (RS) today announced its PDC go-kart design competition – an opportunity for students to design the bodywork (livery) of PDC Racing’s new go-kart for the 2021/22 season, and win a STEM day at their school. The competition is open to children in the UK and Ireland, aged 7–16 …

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RS Components reveals winners of VEX Robotics STEM coding challenge

RS Components (RS) has announced the winners of its online STEM coding challenge run in collaboration with educational robotics systems provider VEX Robotics. The challenge was split into three age categories: primary school students, lower secondary school students, and upper secondary school students. The challenge involved two coding tasks to …

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Renishaw’s STEM education programme goes virtual

Gloucestershire based engineering technologies company, Renishaw, recently hosted free virtual science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workshops for key stage two and three children to give students more opportunities to gain hands-on engineering experience. The children had the opportunity to take online courses on 3D printing and coding with Scratch …

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