The Happold Foundation is pleased to announce our support for three new initiatives for school and University students. The projects are based in England, Scotland, and the USA.
As part of their final year project, undergraduate students studying engineering and architecture at The University of Bath work as part of a multi disciplinary team on a design project. The projects must demonstrate an ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary design team, contributing engineering expertise, insights and creativity to the development of their project. The Happold Foundation will be supporting the students by providing a £250 prize to the team that is considered to have produced the best design project. The prize will be awarded at the student’s graduation ceremony at the end of the academic year.
We’re also supporting the Teach the Future initiative, a joint campaign run by UKSCN and SOS-UK. The project aims to introduce climate emergency, ecological crises and climate justice to the UK education system. In England, the campaign is run by 50 students age 14-25, with five students employed part time to coordinate and develop the campaign. The initiative is now starting to gain real momentum in Scotland, with 15 students developing the project and arranging to meet government policy advisors. The Happold Foundation is providing a grant to help Teach the Future recruit dedicated staff to support the students in their work to promote the campaign.
The third new project we are supporting is the LA Promise Fund. With 80% of students in Los Angeles living in poverty, projects that provide investment in their future are vitally important. The LA Promise Fund is an internship program that builds relationships between employers and schools, giving students access to excellent work experience placements that will give them the skills they need to improve their future opportunities. The Happold Foundation is sponsoring internships for students that show promise in engineering and design.
We’re looking forward to sharing more about these projects in the coming months.