Making a difference
Education Engineering Scheme Wales (EESW)
Total Awarded: £150,000
Grant awarded: £100,000
Current Timescale: 2 years: 2023 – 2025
Location: Wales, UK
Since its inception in 1989, the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) has been working tirelessly to show young people how valuable a career in engineering can be. EESW endeavors to bridge the gap between students and industry, which benefits young students and propels the Welsh economy towards a successful future.
With The Spectris Foundation’s continued partnership, the EESW are expanding the Sustainable Farming project, where traditional agricultural practices are blended with cutting-edge technology. Students collaboratively construct and code a digital greenhouse, fostering a deep appreciation for the role of technology in bolstering sustainability and efficiency. With a goal to engage a further 24 schools and a total of 700 young minds.
Furthermore, our grant will also facilitate the delivery of the First Lego League (FLL) activity, a global science and technology competition for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.