AMD joins HP in supporting Digital Schools Awards program as it expands across Europe
Digital Schools Awards announces a new industry collaboration with global semiconductor company AMD, as it seeks to grow its programme across Europe.
Established in 2015 with backing from industry partners led by HP Inc, Digital Schools Awards brings together the sector and education authorities to promote, recognise and encourage a whole school approach to the use of digital technology in schools.
To date, more than 1.1 million children in 4,200 nursery, primary and secondary schools across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland have taken part in Digital Schools Awards initiatives. Next year, the Awards hope to welcome a further 800 schools and 300,000 pupils.
For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies to improve how people live, work and play. As part of the company’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of talent, it partners with organisations to establish AMD-powered Learning Labs in cities around the world to inspire and enable students’ pursuits through STEM education.
With its support to Digital Schools Awards, AMD aims to advance digital skills in teaching and learning, reward and recognise good practice and encourage the creation of digital schools communities to share experiences and benefits from effective use of technology.
AMD will also support Digital Schools Awards as it expands across Europe, with plans to launch a new European award.
Anna Doody, programme manager, Digital Schools Awards, said: “AMD is a major global technology company in the semiconductor sector with a significant commitment to advancing STEM skills in schools. We are excited to have them join our programme and help facilitate digital innovation in as many schools as possible, as we expand across Europe in the coming months.”
Annmarie Whelan, Education Manager from HP Inc, said: “We are thrilled to have a long-standing partner like AMD to participate with us to this programme in Europe. Collaboration is a cornerstone of the Digital Schools Awards and introducing further industry expertise will bring a significant benefit for the schools that take part in the scheme.
Anne Fertitta, Senior Manager, Global Community Affairs at AMD said: “At AMD, we’re passionate about enabling the imagination and creativity of the next generation of scientists, researchers and innovators. We’re pleased to work with Digital Schools Awards and HP to expand and improve the use of digital technologies for students and teachers in Europe.