LEGO® Education to Give STEM Resources to 25 Schools in UK
LEGO Education is giving 25 schools in the United Kingdom a chance to receive MINDSTORMS Education EV3 resources for free. The resources are a part of the Elite Education Engineering Program (EEP). The program, supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is designed to encourage young people to seek out careers in engineering. To receive the LEGO resources, worth £3,000 ($4864.50 USD), schools have to apply via merit-considered applications by 5pm on November 29, 2013
The director of LEGO Education Europe, Gareth Boldsworth, described the purpose of the program:
“We know from the feedback we’ve already had from teachers that the MINDSTORMS Education EV3 has a huge impact on students. It engages them in fun, but realistic, engineering challenges. We’re keen to make the resource available to young people who might not otherwise get the opportunity to discover that they have a real flair for engineering. We urge schools to apply.”
Because increasing the number of STEM graduates by about fifty percent, is a a necessity in the United Kingdom, the Elite Engineering Program is the perfect initiative to discover the UK’s future engineers.
For more information, read the Press Release.
Yasmin Bailey , a sophomore in college, is the Content Manager for Ed Tech Times.