Digital Schools Awards has announced its collaboration with global semiconductor company AMD, expanding its programme across Europe with plans to launch a European award.
Since it was established in 2015, the awards have brought together the sector and education authorities to encourage the use of digital technology in schools.
AMD is a major global technology company in the semiconductor sector with a significant commitment to advancing STEM skills in schools. We are excited to have them join our programme and help facilitate digital innovation in as many schools as possible, as we expand across Europe in the coming months – Anna Doody, programme manager, Digital Schools Awards
Over 1.1 million children across 4,200 nursery, primary, and secondary schools across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland have got involved with the initiatives, with a further 800 schools and 300,000 pupils set to take part in 2022.
AMD has explored similar initiatives for more than 50 years, focusing on high-performance computing, graphics, and visualisation technologies to enhance the quality of how people work and play.
Through STEM education, the company partners with organisations to establish AMD-powered Learning Labs across the globe and encourage learning.
Together, the Digital Schools Awards and AMD hope to advance digital skills in teaching learning, reward and recognise good practice, and encourage the creation of digital schools’ communities to share the benefits from effective use of technology.
“At AMD, we’re passionate about enabling the imagination and creativity of the next generation of scientists, researchers and innovators. We’re pleased to work with Digital Schools Awards and HP to expand and improve the use of digital technologies for students and teachers in Europe,” said Anne Fertitta, senior manager of global community affairs at AMD.
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