About STEM Crew
BT STEM Crew is a new digital education programme for 11-16 year olds, brought to you by the 1851 Trust and Land Rover BAR. Set against the backdrop of the exciting world of the America’s Cup, BT STEM Crew resources highlight real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Students will analyse high-performance nutrition, discover practical applications of mathematics and learn about state-of-the-art design materials. Our films, interactive activities and worksheets – featuring real data and information from the Land Rover BAR base – show young people how versatile and exciting the STEM subjects can be.
Register with BT STEM Crew today to access free, easy-to-use resources!
About the 1851 Trust
The 1851 Trust is the Official Charity of Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing, the British team aiming to bring the America’s Cup home. The Trust works to enable, engage and encourage young people from a wide demographic to:
- Experience sailing and give them opportunities to continue in the sport
- Understand the career choices and wider opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
- Consider the environment and act sustainably
1851 was the year of the Great Exhibition, a celebration of modern industrial science, technology and design, championed by Prince Albert.
It was an opportunity for countries to showcase their achievements. A syndicate of businessmen from the United States brought a schooner called ‘America’ to demonstrate their shipbuilding skills. It outclassed the British racing fleet of 1851, winning the first America’s Cup and beginning the challenge that Land Rover BAR have now embraced.