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Scotland 5G Centre supports free online STEM learning

The Scotland 5G Centre is proudly sponsoring the University of Glasgow’s summer STEM Academy programme, an initiative designed to help school pupils learn about science, as well as share knowledge between academics and student teachers.

Now in its third year, STEM Academy will consist of 26 online workshops covering a variety of science and engineering topics, along with potential 5G applications, ranging from robotics to biodiversity.

The workshops are created by volunteers from some of Scotland’s top universities, including the University of Strathclyde, University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Napier University.

Over the course of the summer, the project will provide student teachers and pupils with industry and science experience related to 5G, develop 5G-related STEM activities that parents and students can use at home, and enhance the career opportunities of participants.

Paul Coffey, CEO of the Scotland 5G Centre, said: “STEM Academy is a great opportunity for everyone involved – whether you are a school student or academic – to engage with science and engineering and learn something new. We are proud to sponsor the programme and help engage communities with some of the 5G research that is already underway in Scotland.

“As well as engaging the next generation of engineers and scientists with the potential of 5G, we expect it to create partnerships between universities, schools and businesses, and provide students and teachers with the opportunity to become more familiar with 5G technology and its applications.”

The initiative began on Monday, 15 June 2020 and you can sign up at https://www.stemacademyscotland.org/