STEM institutes in the UK have the chance to win a lab makeover worth up to £3,500 as part of a new competition from element14 and Keysight.
Schools, Universities and Education-focused charities can submit their establishment via Onecall or Farnell UK for the chance to win a brand new set of tools and components for their lab, including five InfiniVision 1000 X-Series Oscilloscopes from Keysight, worth over £600 each.
This competition reflects element14's long-standing commitment to supporting STEM education in the UK and around the world. It is our belief that the right equipment in the right environment is a key element in providing students with the tools and experiences they need for success in engineering.
Peter Birks, European Business President for Farnell element14, said:
“At Farnell element14 we are committed to introducing young people into the world of coding and helping them on their learning journey from education to maker to professional engineer. We do this in so many ways – right from manufacturing coding devices that spark an interest in coding from a young age, to supporting next steps as an official manufacturer of two of the most popular maker boards in the world, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black.
“In education, we provide guidance and support through online resources available from the STEM Academy and our widely used element14 Community which has over 440,000 members. Right here in the UK, we work with Leeds Beckett University, providing access to our lab facilities for project work as well as an accredited module for their Electronics degree course. This competition recognises the strong engineering heritage we have the in UK, and the importance of investing in education to ensure that this continues.”
To enter the competition, all you have to do is complete the submission form on behalf of your institute. You must be aged 18 years or over and have a direct connection to the institute, as a teacher or department head, lab technician, teaching assistant, volunteer or parent/legal guardian of a current student.
The closing date for submission is Tuesday 18th April, after which time a panel of Farnell element14 and Keysight representatives will whittle down the candidates to four finalists. These finalists will then have their submissions put to a public vote via social media to determine the winner, who will be announced at 5pm on Thursday 1st May.
Entry to the competition is free, but establishments must be registered with EduBase2 - the UK Government body for education - in order to be eligible. Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide as much supporting material as possible to make the case for their school.
More information and full terms and conditions can be found here.