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Physics students attend ARM Forum at IMAX Theatre, Science Museum

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Three of the Long Road Physics A level students who took part in the ARM Engineering Education Scheme last year, (left to right in main photo) John Newberry, Harold Robinson and Natalia Adamson, attended the second annual ARM Forum in London.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe theme of the event was to discuss how ‘a long-term succession of world-leading scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians (can be ensured) to imagine and lead us through the next technological revolution.’

Students attended talks by Simon Segars, CEO, ARM; Matthew Postgate, Chief Technology Officer, BBC; Dr. Meghan Groome, Executive Director, Global STEM Alliance; Tom O’Leary, Director of Education, Science Museum; Maggie Philbin, broadcaster and CEO, TeenTech and Professor Danielle George, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, University of Manchester as they discussed initiatives to attract young people to STEM subjects and heard about global success stories.

Our students then took part in a STEM-based demonstration and were able to display the drone they developed under ARM’s mentorship.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADavid Jones, Physics course team leader, says: “Our invitation came from Simon Humphrey, the Corporate Responsibility Manager of ARM after he heard about our “very interesting drone project” which our students completed last year. He was very pleased to know that we would be able to showcase this to various key people in the ARM company.”