Driving innovators in STEM – a project created by Acer & Sauber
In 2022, Acer for Education partnered with Sauber Motorsport on a project aiming to fill the gap between universities and industries by bringing them closer together.
Keep reading to find out more about this multi-layer collaboration—starring Acer’s
ConceptD devices—and its exciting outcome for future STEM innovators!
Encouraging, inspiring and driving students towards STEM studies
Because it is becoming increasingly hard for students to approach the work world, one of Acer’s main goals in higher education is to bridge the gap that exists between universities & colleges, and companies.
Fact: 75% of future jobs require STEM skills. Driving innovators in STEM is based on this assumption, and thereby focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics — the most promising field of study for tomorrow’s innovators. The first half of the project revolved around a series of video interviews offering a “slice of life” inside the world of Sauber Group’s labs—and one of the most successful Formula 1 racing teams: Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN.
With the STEM Lab_<Revealed> and STEM Lab_<Decoded> videos, Acer shows the impact of scientific studies on the work of Sauber Group engineers and team managers who reveal their carrier paths through personal stories, challenges and insights.
Additionally, the interview series includes Women_In <tech>, highlighting gender inclusion themes in the tech industry and thus covering another crucial part of the project.
The project culminated with a special opportunity for students: a 6-month internship at the Sauber Motorsport headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland, which provided a first-hand opportunity to gain experience-based knowledge in specific areas of engineering. Each student took on the exciting challenge equipped with an Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel convertible laptop.
Driving innovators in STEM with ConceptD
Overall, technology plays a crucial role in Sauber’s group work environment. Equipped with Acer’s ConceptD line of devices, the team manages to handle the heaviest of tasks at the highest level of performance, precision, and speed—ultimately allowing the group’s racers to keep up with and ahead of its competitors.
Beyond STEM, ConceptD is also the ideal companion for students seeking careers as professional graphic designers, filmmakers, architects, developers and more. Explore the whole portfolio of devices for higher education here!