Girls into Electronics gives female sixth formers the unique opportunity to develop their interest in Electronics through a one-day course at a leading UK university.
Girls into Electronics gives female sixth formers the unique opportunity to develop their interest in Electronics through a one-day course at a leading UK university, with additional content delivered online by the UKESF.
Participants will find out more about Electronics and studying the subject at university level, as well as hearing from female graduate engineers working in the Electronics sector.
During the in-person day, up to 40 attendees will experience a sample lecture from a senior academic, input from current students, a department tour, a Q&A with a UKESF Scholar and an introduction to microcontrollers.
This introduction relates to the Grove Beginners’ Kit, including Arduino, which participants are provided with and is theirs to keep.
Follow-up online sessions will guide participants through further practical activities with the microcontrollers.
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Attendance of the course is kindly sponsored by CSA Catapult, and is fully funded, with the exception of a small admin fee of £25 per participant.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
An engaging, practical way for teachers to deliver the fundamentals of electronics.
A self-paced, interactive and free course that provides young people with a hands-on introduction to microcontrollers, electronics and programming.
Year 11 to 12/S5 to S6 students can experience STEM studies at university and the career opportunities that these subjects lead to.