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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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Tech industry strength could lead to London and the South East dominating STEM jobs growth

The current dominance of London and the South East in Tech Industry occupations threatens to further skew the growth of employment in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries in coming years, according to research by jobs market experts Emsi commissioned by education charity EDT. Regions will need to decide how best to retain local young …

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Renishaw engineer named runner up in STEM Inspiration Awards

Stephen Pickles, process development technician at Renishaw, was recently named runner-up in the Outstanding science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) Technician Award category at the UK’s STEM Inspiration Awards. At the ceremony in the House of Lords in London, Pickles was one of the many people who were celebrated for inspiring young people in STEM subjects.  Pickles was nominated by See Science, an independent educational consultancy that …

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RS Components introduces robot-based learning to students and educational establishments

RS Components has announced the availability of a new product, Sphero’s SPRK+ which is designed to provide students with hands-on computer programming education. Sphero embraces the understanding that play is a powerful teacher and its SPRK+ provides engaging activities and lesson plans for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) …

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Women reveal the seven best things about working in tech

Type “women in technology” in the Google search bar and you’ll see words like “we have a long way to go”, “gender pay gap” and “#MeToo.” This is perhaps unsurprising. Earlier this month 20,000 Google employees protested over how Google handles cases of sexual misconduct, gender inequality and systemic racism. …

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