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Hundreds of local school children turn out for RS Components’ inaugural STEMFEST event

RS Components (RS) welcomed more than 1,300 people – including 500 local school children – over three days when it held its inaugural STEMFEST event at its UK headquarters in Corby last week. Attendees, from local primary and secondary schools were treated to a medley of technology workshops and activities. The event was supported by 150 …

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IET celebrates Pride in STEM

Today, IET Venues are celebrating #LGBTSTEMDay for diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). This international day recognises the global challenges LGBTQ+ scientists and engineers face, from discrimination in their own institution or country, and IET Venues are proud to support them to conduct their research safely and successfully whether …

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TE Connectivity Foundation continues global effort to increase access to STEM education

The TE Connectivity Foundation today announced it will continue its support of three non-profit organisations that advance its mission of connecting and strengthening global communities through access to technology and engineering for all, with a focus on women and underserved populations, by providing $1.3 million in grants. Karen Leggio, chair of the TE Foundation …

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Engineers in the Making find a home in two new engineering institutions for children

A fifteen-year mission to bring engineering into primary classrooms has taken its most ambitious step yet as Primary Engineer officially launches – The Institution of Primary Engineers and The Institution of Secondary Engineers today. Both Institutions have been built for the digital age and are set to change the way …

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RS Components’ support for Young Enterprise expanded after two decades of involvement

RS Components (RS) has expanded its support for the 2019 Young Enterprise initiative. RS, which has been involved with the programme for almost 20 years, hosted a week-long workshop at both its Corby head offices and the RS Local branch in Watford. These workshops provided a great opportunity to inspire local talented …

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Midland’s school team of young engineers count-down to World Finals of the Land Rover 4×4 Technology in Schools Challenge

EDGE4x4, a team of four 15 and 16 year-olds from Worcester, are busy preparing to represent the UK in the World Finals of the Land Rover 4×4 Technology in Schools Challenge in April – www.4x4inschools.com The challenge is to design and build a 1/10th scale radio-controlled, four-wheel drive vehicle according to detailed …

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Harwin establishes academy for aspiring young engineers

Always looking to support upcoming generations of engineering talent, Harwin has announced the founding of its Harwin Academy. This exciting new venture, which has been undertaken in partnership with Havant & South Downs College, has the objective of giving high quality training to students – thereby opening up career paths …

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RS Components releases impact report highlighting success of STEM education strategy

RS Components (RS) has released a report highlighting the impact of its STEM education strategy, which was launched in December 2017 to raise awareness and demonstrate the company’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of engineers.  The STEM Education Impact Report 2018 covers the numerous activities RS has initiated and engaged with, resulting …

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Budding young engineers crowned FIRST LEGO League UK champions

A team of young engineers from Bath have been crowned champions of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) FIRST LEGO League UK and Ireland competition. The winning team – L2O – is made up of Alister Guenther (16), Joshua Guenther (16), Monty Burrows (15), Fraser Samuels (14), Luther Gaines-White …

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Dstl tackles tech skills shortage

Dstl has been running a 12-week STEM returners programme aimed at giving experienced science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals the confidence to step back in to their careers after taking time away. Those involved have been working on challenging projects; in areas including cyber, information systems and defence and …

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