First-hand STEM experience

Posted by Hannah on October 24, 2019
Posted in: News, STEM

As part of its STEM outreach programme, last month TDK-Lambda’s Ilfracombe facility played host to a group of 47 students and their teachers from West Buckland School, Devon. The students were welcomed by Tim Puttick, Manufacturing Director, who introduced the company, outlining the work it does and showed the students how its technologies are found in countless everyday applications, from lifesaving medical equipment to high-tech broadcasting gear.

The students then toured the factory in small groups. Guided by TDK-Lambda’s engineers, they got a closer look at the equipment and had a chance to find out more about the various career paths STEM can lead to. Their STEM skills were also put to the test as they were presented with several practical challenges, drawn from MTa’s STEM learning kits.

Tim Puttick, Manufacturing Director, commented: “It was great to have West Buckland students join us for the day. As a business, we have a unique opportunity to help young people see how STEM subjects translate to real-life applications. Our teams are excited to be able to share their passion for engineering, and by talking with our engineers, the students can get some first-hand experience of what a career in STEM might entail.”

To find out more about TDK-Lambda’s STEM outreach activities, visit