Companies can make a real difference and help promote Electronics in schools by supporting our Electronics Everywhere project. With your support, we want to provide an opportunity for children to develop their interest in Electronics and engineering, through the school curriculum. We are investing in schools by providing Electronics Everywhere resources to schools across the UK.
Electronics Everywhere shows young people how engaging Electronics can be. In collaboration with the University of Southampton, the UKESF provides specially designed circuit boards to teach core Electronics concepts to A-level students in Physics (the Music Mixer) and Computer Science (the Logic & Arithmetic Kit).
Find out more about the project and how your company could get involved here.
Following the success of The IET-funded pilot in 2017, the Music Mixer project was significantly up-scaled for 2018 with generous support from the ERA Foundation and 15 companies in the Electronics sector. Working with the companies and the Institute of Physics, the focus was to provide local secondary schools with classroom resources and train their Physics teachers in Electronics. Overall, 36 schools were supported in 2017 and 75 in 2018.
We then continued our partnership with the University of Southampton by supporting the Logic & Arithmetic Kit. Through The IET’s Engineering Education Grant Scheme, funding was secured to develop these boards further and undertake a pilot project for 24 schools in 2018, allowing Southampton to run training sessions for Computer Science teachers and provide classroom kits for their schools.
In December 2018, the Electronics Everywhere project received formal endorsement and support from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Since then we have been working together to promote Electronics Everywhere via their Connecting STEM Teachers programme and using their Teacher Coordinators to improve the learning resources.
Companies can make a real difference and help promote Electronics in schools by getting involved with this project: click here to find out how.