The Smallpeice Trust puts tomorrow’s tech in hands of Exeter’s young people

George Dawson
Authored by George Dawson
Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:13pm

The Smallpeice Trust is giving school students from across Exeter the chance to experience university life and try their hand at Artificial Intelligence with the launch of the first phase of its exciting new STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) based engineering courses for 2017.
For 50 years The Smallpeice Trust has given young people everything that they need to explore their passion for engineering, making big ideas a reality through its hands on engineering experience courses.

Available to young people in year 9 students will have the opportunity to learn about developing  artificial intellgience technology.

The course sponsored by the University of Exeter, takes place from 10th-13th April 2017 and enables young people to try their hands at the challenges facing engineers, alongside industry and academic experts.  The course will offer a hands-on experience and students will be able to get to grips with the latest technology ideas in science and engineering.

All of the Smallpeice Trust courses are linked to the national curriculum and are designed to improve core skills such as team building, financial management, communication and problem solving. By attending the course, students will gain early experience of living and working at university that can give them a leading edge over their peers. 

Dr Kevin P. Stenson, chief executive at The Smallpeice Trust, said: “For 50 years The Smallpeice Trust has provided young people with the means to explore their passion for STEM subjects and engineering.

“Following one of our most successful years, the 2017 course range will put cutting edge science and engineering ideas in the hands of young people across the country. We are very proud of the courses we can provide this year, including introductions to artificial intelligence and mobile robotics among others, and the high level of early sign ups suggests that we have captured the imagination of bright young minds too.”

The Artificial Intelligence course costs £175 for 4 days, and includes all course materials and supervised social activities. The course is fully supervised by experienced Smallpeice staff.  Course information and application forms can be accessed from:

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