Computing

School grants offer underrepresented audiences a gateway into science

Schools across the UK are being invited to apply for the British Science Association’s (BSA) new round of underrepresented audiences grants, aimed at empowering disadvantaged students to explore the world of science. These grants will help schools to run CREST Awards with students who are currently underrepresented in science, including …

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New loan scheme gives more children access to computer programming kits

Children in primary and secondary schools across England can access the latest technology to learn how to control objects by computers, thanks to a new initiative from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and its supporters. Teachers can now borrow classroom technology kits which enable them to teach innovative …

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Dunblane student selected for engineering excellence scholarship

Dunblane High School student Jessica Francis has been selected for the prestigious national Arkwright Engineering Scholarship due to her outstanding abilities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With a love of coding, sixteen-year old Jessica started to teach herself to code when she was just seven using the Scratch …

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NEC unveils its latest “install and forget” LCD laser projector

NEC PA703UL features filter-free design and sealed light engine for maintenance-free operation and low lifetime operating costs NEC Display Solutions Europe today announces the launch of its latest LCD laser projector to feature a sealed optical engine, ensuring 20,000 hours of operation without any lamp exchange required and low lifetime …

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Robot-savvy students secure once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent the UK at global robotics tournament in the USA

Almost 500 students from across the South of England gathered at the KingsGate Conference Centre in Peterborough this week (Wednesday 13 March) to compete in the inaugural FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Championships. Team St Christopher’s Snowflakes from St Christopher School, Letchworth Garden City were named FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Inspire …

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Students put their STEM skills to the test at the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge tournament

Almost 200 school children from across East Anglia gathered at University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering this week (Tuesday 15 January) to compete in the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge regional heat. Team CERC, Cambourne Electronics & Robotics Club, were awarded the FIRST® LEGO® League Champions’ Award and will now …

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UK’s brightest innovators from schools across the country compete in national coding challenge

The UK’s brightest innovators from schools across the country competed in the final of PA Consulting Group’s sixth annual Raspberry Pi coding competition on Tuesday 17 April 2018. PA’s annual competition aims to inspire the innovators of the future. This year, it challenges school children and college students to use …

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