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Circuits! in Rwanda

Innovative teaching initiative from Proteus exported to Rwanda
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In collaboration with the University of Glasgow, engineering workshops and activities have been delivered in five Rwandan secondary schools.

The programme - called Circuits! - focuses on innovative ways of teaching. Workshops included basic computer programming and diagnostic bio-sensing.

The Circuits! project is funded by The Royal Academy of Engineering and is part of the Proteus project - an £11.5 million EPSRC funded project led by the University of Edinburgh, which includes numerous researchers from the School of Chemistry.

Circuits! designed the activities which were delivered by Glasgow students to more than 100 Rwandan children. 

As parts of Circuits!, Glasgow's initiative - FemEng in Rwanda - aims to encourage high school girls to study sciences. 

The universities worked in partnership with the University of Rwanda.

Student scheme

Students visit secondary schools to deliver engineering workshops.

The scheme provides teachers and students with a broad understanding of the role that engineering plays in biomedicine.

Insights are provided into biomedical engineering research and diagnostic technologies to treat and diagnose infectious diseases such as malaria.

Friday, July 21, 2017