Tag Archives: STEM

Putting the A in STEM

A Call To Arts 835x800 - Putting the A in STEM

This month’s ‘Education Technology’ magazine features a great article which focuses on putting the A in STEM. A panel of experts are asked: ‘What are schools and universities doing to emphasise the important connection between STEAM and the arts?’ and Raising Robots’ John Pinkney contributes to the article by discussing the need to unlock students’ […]

‘Little Miss Inventor’ to be launched in March 2018!

Little Miss Inventor - ‘Little Miss Inventor’ to be launched in March 2018!

The Raising Robots office is buzzing with excitement about recent news that the ‘Little Miss’ and ‘Mr Men’ children’s book series have created an awesome female engineer character to help tackle gender stereotypes. Let’s get ready to meet: ‘Little Miss Inventor’! The author and illustrator, Adam Hargreaves, intends for the latest addition to the collection […]

The 2017 Big Bang Fair is on!

The Big Bang Fair 2017

Exciting times – John is delivering a brilliant LEGO Mindstorms workshop with Tomorrow’s Engineers at 2017’s The Big Bang Fair in Northern Ireland and Scotland this week! There’s been a record number of visitors over the 4 days – over 80,000 visitors have been along to the UK Young Scientist and Engineers Fair. They’ve been […]

FIRST® LEGO® League International Open Championship in Bath!

FLL banner

It’s nearly time for the FIRST® LEGO® League international event at the University of Bath and our own John Pinkney will be there offering expert commentary through IET.tv as he did in the national finals! What a fantastic celebration of young talent in robotics and engineering. Good luck to everyone taking part! Find out more […]

Peterborough’s STEM Festival is on again this year!

Peterborough STEM logo

On Sunday 1st October 2017, a free family-friendly STEM festival will return to Peterborough. It celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and is inspired by Ada Lovelace Day – we’re looking forward to celebrating ‘ALD Day Live! in October. Last year, the ‘Chain Reaction’ build at the Peterborough STEM Festival (led by Jon from COSMOS) looked […]

A 21st Century approach to learning

Children looking at MINDSTORMS® robot

Great article about the learning power of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 at innovatemyschool “We’ve all come to appreciate that technology will play a significant role in the careers and workforces of the future. However, we’re yet to see how this will manifest in practice, so preparing today’s children for their future by arming them with transferrable and […]