STEM and robotics education with FIRST LEGO League
Madrid / 21 August 2020
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy launches this school year an in-school program on coding and robotics in alliance with FIRST LEGO League to promote STEM education in the communities where it operates. Starting in Germany, Spain and United Kingdom, students will also have the opportunity to participate in FIRST LEGO League official competitions, as well as in Siemens Gamesa country tournaments.
According to the World Economic Forum, 75% of today´s students will work in jobs that don't yet exist. Most of those jobs will be related to technology. That doesn´t mean that every job will require hardcore technology skills, but basic technology skills will be critical for all.
And yet, we are on the brink of a skills gap of unprecedented proportions due to the lack of interest among young people towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
As a global technological leader, Siemens Gamesa has a role to play in helping new generations learn the tools that will land them tomorrow's jobs.
STEM is everywhere in our daily life, so students have every opportunity to learn by doing, and a program that will help them master difficult concepts and learn early engineering skills while having fun, is a great way of turning things around – and one that we fully support.
This educational robotics program, offered to local schools in the communities where Siemens Gamesa operates, will start this school year in Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom for students aged 8 to 16. Linked to the curriculum, teachers and students will be provided with hands-on STEM learning experiences.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in FIRST LEGO League official competitions as well as in SGRE country tournaments.
In the event of another lockdown, and any disruption to in-person learning, an online coding program is already prepared.
If you’re interested in finding out more, visit www.roboticsinschool.com