Siemens is championing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects via a new school engagement programme designed to spark the interests of young people.
Named The Curiosity Project, Siemens has teamed with education marketing and communications agency Hopscotch to get five million students and teachers involved with the scheme. The technology company will also support, sponsor and promote major UK science-related festivals over the next three years as part of The Curiosity Project.
The campaign will include daily activities, workshops run by Siemens volunteers to help students explore real engineering applications, site visits plus teacher training sessions delivered in partnership with leading continuing professional development (CPD) body, The Prince’s Teaching Institute.
The sessions will enable heads of departments from state secondary schools to benefit from current knowledge, resources and ideas across STEM subjects.
Lee Dryden, senior communications manager at Siemens said: “Hopscotch’s experience in creating meaningful education and community engagement programmes and its passion for enhancing the learning experience meant the agency is an ideal partner to help unlock the exciting potential of a career in engineering. I am confident that Siemens and our partners in this area can make a significant difference, and via our research, we intend to prove it.”
Siemens' website includes a STEM-dedicated hub designed to cater for visitors looking to explore the world of engineering.