TTÜ Mektory in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States launched an educational program
Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) innovation and business centre Mektory in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States launched an educational program in order to promote science, technology and engineering learning.
On April 27, during the launch event, new Arduino robotics sets were tested by the members of the Parliament’s Cultural Committee, representatives of the U.S. Embassy and 10th grade students from Keila.
TUT’s Vice-Rector for Innovation and Business Relations, Mrs Tea Varrak, said that the U.S. Embassy has been represented in Mektory from the very beginning and therefore the launch of the program could be considered a next, yet very valuable, step. „The cooperation is much wider than just the Arduino sets. Now we can offer a possibility for children from further smaller schools to participate in workshops by organizing them the necessary transportation, “ said Varrak. All together 50 schools over Estonia are expected to participate, but of course all the school children who are visiting Mektory, are welcome to use them.
The Public Affairs Officer from the U.S. Embassy, Mr Bradley Hurst added that Mektory embodies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Estonia. “By building on our strong, collaborative relationship with Mektory as the host of our Tallinn American Space, we aim to make it even more accessible to youth across the country, “ said Hurst. “As part of the program, we’ll also be introducing an America Day option with special sessions in English. We hope this initiative will further inspire young people of all backgrounds to study Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics as well as further strengthen the science and technology cooperation between our two countries.”
Kristin Rammus, TUT Mektory, Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org