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RS brings engineering to life
03 October 2016
RS Components has launched RS Live, an impressive 35-tonne mobile experience that is touring across northern and central Europe over the next 12 months showcasing innovation to customers, academic institutions and local communities.
Through a series of interactive display zones highlighting the whole gamut of engineering disciplines, the aim of RS Live is to bring engineering and technology to everyone, and to capture the interest of future engineers.
RS recognises its potential to influence the uptake of engineering to prevent a future skills gap in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects, and RS Live serves as a highly engaging educational resource for children and young people across a broad cross section of ages, from primary school to university undergraduate level.
The initiative, supported by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), which works to inspire and inform the engineers of today and tomorrow, provides a hands-on experience of engineering and technology through interactive training and workshop sessions.
Lindsley Ruth, Group Chief Executive at Electrocomponents, commented: “As a business that serves a very broad engineering community, we have a responsibility to promote the importance of engineering as an academic discipline and to nurture the next generation. RS Live is enabling us to reach out to youngsters from an early age, to enthuse them through technology in action.”