Google to Buy Arduinos, Raspberry Pis for Students in England

It will also pay for about 100 computer science teachers

By on May 24th, 2012 16:21 GMT

Google's Eric Schmidt has been relegated mostly to public relations stuff, but that doesn't mean he's not doing some interesting things for the company. For one, it's getting the UK government to reconsider computer science education and science education in general.

Not only that, Google is leading, by example, by paying for teachers and computer labs in England. Through an organization, Google will pay for some 100 science teachers, mostly computer science, which will hopefully open children's eyes to the wonders of writing code and science in general.

The teachers are just part of the equation, Google will also pay for Raspberry Pi devices, to be used in classes, and even Arduino starter kits. The program is hoped to reach about 20,000 students in England, especially in poorer regions.