Thanks to a £500,000 endowment and industry support from Causeway Technologies, The Royal Institution (Ri) has launched a five year computer science expansion of its national programme of Ri Masterclasses for young people.
By 2019 more than 10,000 of the country’s brightest young people aged nine to 18 and their teachers will benefit from new extra-curricular Computer Science Masterclasses running in more than 70 locations UK-wide starting in September 2014.
Phil Brown, CEO of global software provider Causeway Technologies Ltd, said:
“The UK should be a leader rather than a follower in the digital technology age. Nurturing an air of excitement in computer science from an early age is therefore essential if we are to create a generation of innovative young people capable of benefiting from the enormous possibilities and opportunities that it presents."
“Together with The Ri, our ambition is to create a UK-wide ‘movement’ that connects young people with the subject, and enables small and medium technology companies in every town and city to play a role.”
To deliver this programme, The Royal Institution is now looking for an expert Computer Scientist with a strong track record in public engagement and a passion for education to join its London-based team as the Causeway Computer Science Associate.