Grooming the Next Generation of Electronic Designers

Masha Petrova
|  Created: September 2, 2020  |  Updated: September 8, 2020
Grooming the Next Generation of Electronic Designers

Altium’s commitment to advancing electronic design extends far beyond the pale of great printed circuit board (PCB) design software.

Altium features multiple educational initiatives designed to support high school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and students, along with programs to support college students and industry professionals.

To further our efforts promoting high school STEM programs in the era of remote education, Altium has developed a new distance learning program for electronics design based on Upverter®, a free, web-based PCB design tool that’s easy to learn and use.

The Upverter tool gives educators a new way to help students master the fundamentals of electronic design and engineering. Teachers can collaborate with students on the same design within the online interface for a hands-on learning experience at home. Students can also collaborate with each other using the tool in real-time.

The Upverter Education Program is a free online curriculum, featuring:

Altium will also be supporting the International FIRST Robotics competition as part of the Upverter Education initiative launching in November 2020. Several high school robotics teams are already using Upverter to design their entries, including a team at San Diego’s Francis Parker School.

To see how students and teachers are already using Upverter, click here.

About Author

About Author

Masha Petrova is a VP of Brand Marketing at Altium.  She has a passion for bridging the communication gap between business leaders, developers and customers. After receiving her PhD in aerospace engineering from UC San Diego, she spent 15+ years in hi tech and engineering software industries.

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