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Altium Advances STEM Education, New Partnerships Sparking a Passion for Electronics DesignAugust 6, 2021 | Business Wire
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In September 2020, Altium LLC, a leading printed circuit board (PCB) software company, launched Upverter Education, a free distance learning initiative to support STEM educators.
The free Electronics Design Essentials program was designed for high school STEM teachers covering everything from engineering to robotics, with guided courses, certification and Upverter, an easy-to-use web-based tool for electronics design.
Rea Callender, Vice President of Altium Education, elaborates, “Through Altium’s education initiatives, beginning with Upverter Education, we are introducing students of all ages to electronics design and sparking passion in people where they never knew it existed. You can’t have a passion for something if you don’t know it exists!”
Cultivating Greater Student Knowledge with Expanded Curriculums
To better support STEM educators, in summer 2021, a free, more advanced Upverter Education program was launched to further empower progressive learning.
The advanced program—the Upverter Modular Electronics Design—focuses on modular board design, allowing students to grow their knowledge while applying the fundamental concepts, empowering progressive learning in virtual, hybrid, and in-person classroom settings.
The modular design program delves deeper into the electronics design process, allowing students to work with a drag-and-drop interface, taking them step by step through the creation of hardware designs.
Empowering STEM Educators Worldwide with Google Classroom and First Robotics
Upverter Education recently became a Google Classroom partner, as part of the Google for Education initiative. The partnership adds multiple tools to the Upverter Education website, including Google Single Sign On, Classroom Share, and Classroom Rostering, expanding access to teachers and students worldwide.
Upverter Education has also partnered with First Robotics and have been included as a free resource in this year's "Virtual Kit" giving robotics teams access to curriculum and tools teaching electronics design.
As Rea Callender elaborates, “We are delighted to have created a relationship with First Robotics in support of their teams as well as with Google Classroom, bringing Upverter Education to a much broader, global audience.”
NEOTech Launches World-Class NPI and Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Silicon Valley, Northern CA02/20/2024 | NEOTech
NEOTech, a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), design engineering, and supply chain solutions in the high-tech industrial, medical device, and aerospace/defense markets, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a state-of-the-art New Product Introduction (NPI) and electronics manufacturing center of excellence at its Fremont, CA facility.
It’s easy to get distracted in an election year. A constant stream of polls, primaries, and political prognostications will surely dominate the media cycle. Elections are important, but they should not distract the 118th Congress from the important work of securing our fragile supply chains and rebuilding microelectronics manufacturing capacity on our own shores.
IPC’s efforts in government relations and advocacy have been pivotal in getting legislation like the CHIPS Act passed. In February, IPC President and CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell was back in Washington, D.C., representing our industry in a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he discussed workforce issues in our industry and how to ensure that our businesses have the workforce they need. In this audio interview, he reviews his concerns and solutions on workforce development.
Sentiment among electronics manufacturers remains positive, despite minor setbacks during January, according to IPC’s February Sentiment of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain Report.
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry recovery is taking hold with electronics and IC sales increasing in the final quarter of 2023 and more growth projected for 2024, SEMI announced in its fourth quarter 2023 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights.