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Inspirational technology for kids (of all ages)

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In this talk we will consider a range of inspirational new technologies and how they might be used to inspire a new generation of technologists.

Date and Time

06 February 2018 - 18:45-21:00

Location

Crawley, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - SE:Sussex local network.


About this event

Employers have consistently placed the shortage of STEM skilled applicants as the major barrier to growth.  Attempts to address this within UK schools have been ineffectual.  The Government now has a Digital Strategy with an emphasis on Digital Skills.  Back in the 1980s a generation of youngsters was turned on through programming UK-made devices like the BBC Micro, Sinclair Spectrum and RM Nimbus.  We are now in an era where powerful electronic gadgets are commonplace and cheap.  The IET is a partner in the exciting development by the BBC of the micro:bit.  In this talk we will consider a range of inspirational new technologies and how they might be used to inspire a new generation of technologists.

Speaker

Adrian Oldknow MA MTech CEng FBCS MIET, Emeritus Professor of STEM Education, University of Chichester

Programme

18:45 - Refreshments
19:30 - Presentation starts
21:00 - Presentation ends

Reasons to attend

  • Network with your peers
  • Increase your understanding
  • Contribute to the discussion

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Cost

Free of charge.

Additional information

This event has been organised by the IET Sussex Network.

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A poster for this event is available to download.



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