RS Launches Live STEM Learning Sessions On Facebook

July 10, 2020
“Friends of RS” series provides opportunities for students and young professionals to inspire kids into engineering and technology.

RS Components (RS) launches a series of streaming STEM education and inspiration sessions, as part of its Grass Roots at RS program. The series delivers aspirational online sessions to encourage innovative thinking and feed students' creativity and can serve as a supplement to RS Components’ existing Imagine-X virtual STEM education modules, according to the company. 

“Friends of RS” is a four-part series of Facebook Watch parties presented by a selection of inspirational young engineers, inventors and educators. The bi-monthly learning workshops, which include live question and answer, are hosted on the RS Facebook channel during July 2020. All sessions will be available on demand after initial airing. The four interactive Facebook sessions cover:

Primary education:

  • Covering the basics of turning a creative idea into an invention (Ruth Amos, Kids Invent Stuff – available on-demand)

Secondary education:

  • Cleaning the oceans – highlighting the problems facing our oceans and its wildlife, and how engineering innovations are helping to solve plastic pollutions. (Ludovic Grosjean, OceanX Group – available on-demand)
  • A maker activity to create a social distancing lanyard for helping people to return to school and the workplace safely. (Nathan Ruttley, Embedism – available July 13, 2020)

Higher education:

  • How students can showcase themselves effectively to prospective employers and how to stand out from the crowd. (Volunteers of the Electrocomponents Fresh Advisors Board – FAB15 –  available July, 27 2020)

Speakers from each session will be available to answer live questions online following the 15-minute pre-recorded video learning sessions.

Isabella Mascarenhas, vp of Grass Roots at RS, says, “Opportunities for students to engage in classes online are particularly important at the moment, and are invaluable for supporting parents in their home-schooling efforts. Our Friends of RS video series provides an unconventional and uplifting learning experience that we are sure will inspire creativity across the different youth groups.”

For more information, visit: www.americas.rsdelivers.com

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