Taking STEM Learning Beyond The Classroom
For the past two decades, REA has presented educators with a revolutionary alternative to traditional in-class STEM learning.
Our unique applied (hands-on) learning architecture is based on our extensive psychological research of young students. It features the development of technical skills along with those that the business world so desperately needs. Commonly referred to as “soft skills”.
Young people engaged in REA programs become proficient in:
- Problem solving
- Engineering concepts and detailed designs
- Design-to-manufacture processes
- Analysis and testing
- Industry engagement
- Project management
- Self promotion
- Public speaking
We discovered how to make STEM… ”Cool”.
Utilising our international relationships, REA is able to equip schools with real-world technology. In some cases students are using applications only available to a limited number of professionals. We issue them with a problem solving challenge: design the world’s fastest F1 car, a remote controlled submarine or an off-road vehicle. This is where the magic begins.
Young people – even those who had little or no prior interest in STEM – become naturally motivated to take on their challenge. They draw on their own motivation and that of their peers to “have a go”.
The results speak for themselves. Students choose to study during lunch breaks and before and after school. They work on weekends and even in their holidays. And, industry is watching. Many of our alumni have received University scholarships and been head hunted into “once in a lifetime” careers. One of them worked for a Formula One team as an aerodynamics engineer and another is part of the Airbus design team in Paris.