TDK has announced that TDK-Lambda UK is again supporting 6th form Diploma students at The Ilfracombe Academy with a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) project.
Developing skills and practicing scientific practical techniques is core to the Applied Science curriculum. The unit involves students in a range of practical sessions, which involves the analysis and separation of substances and the use of various high-tech test and measurement instruments and sensors.
“We have been working closely with the course tutor and STEM lead, Vikki Cooper to develop a session that fulfils the needs of Unit 4 in their Diploma that focusses on scientific practical techniques but also ensures that all Health & Safety requirements are met,” said Anne Sutton, training and development officer at TDK-Lambda UK.
Working with the component engineering team, groups of students had the opportunity to review some electronic components, before analysing them in more detail using TDK-Lambda’s state-of-the-art test & measurement equipment. The merits of all the different practical techniques used throughout the day were compared and contrasted by all of the students during the closing session.
“Many TDK-Lambda employees began their careers in engineering with apprenticeships, internal training and graduate paths,” Anne added. “This type of STEM activity can provide invaluable help and advice to students looking to take their first steps on the career path and, interestingly, all of the engineers involved in this project attended The Ilfracombe Academy for their own formative education.”