About Us

Upverter Education, developed by Altium, is committed to eliminating existing barriers in STEM education, opening up opportunities for students to design and create their own electronic products. Originally launched in September 2020, the Upverter Education program has been adopted across the globe in over 50 countries.

To develop the program, Altium partnered with the educational community, developing courses in printed circuit board (PCB) design that can be tailored to any teacher’s needs. Teachers can implement the entire free PCB design course over six weeks, or isolate individual units as needed to supplement existing lecture plans. This flexible, module style approach has been adopted quickly and broadly among our educational partners.

The Upverter Education free distance learning program includes:

  • Teacher's Guide for step-by-step classroom integration 
  • Progressive PCB design courses that take students through the electronic design process, from the fundamentals to designing their own hardware 
  • Access to Upverter, an easy to use, collaborative, web-based tool for designing electronics 
  • A library of example projects and videos for inspiration and instruction
  • A guided project students can design using Upverter resources, making getting started with electronic projects easy 

Upverter Education Engineering Essentials Courses guides students through the design, prototyping and manufacturing of electronics engineering. The collaborative and remote learning features fit perfectly with virtual learning environments, allowing teachers to easily customize the program to best suit their virtual or hybrid learning needs.

Upverter Education offers more advanced programs, empowering college-level students and beyond to learn more about PCB design. The structured programs allow students to learn PCB design, from basic to advanced level concepts. Upverter Education also partners with multiple school programs to help advance the next generation of electronics designers, empowering women in STEM programs, and supporting educators worldwide.

IPC Education Foundation

The IPC Education Foundation creates awareness of the careers the electronics manufacturing industry has to offer students in high school and college by providing them with opportunities to access people, courses and knowledge through key programs: 1) The IPC Student Chapter program provides scholarships, industry-standard education, industry connections, and access to hands-on competitions, especially with the support of industry experts and professionals; 2) IPC Video Subscription Libraries provide access to industry-relevant content to students in high school and college, and 3) a variety of engagement initiatives like in-person/virtual events, webinars, and classroom activities.

First Robotics

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition organized by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). With limited resources, a set time limit and under strict guidelines, teams need to build and program robots that perform a set of specific tasks against a field of competitors.

Try Engineering


TryEngineering aims to empower educators to foster the next generation of technology innovators. We provide educators and students with resources, lesson plans, and activities that engage and inspire. TryEngineering is an initiative from IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

The Femineer Program

by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering

The Femineer Program was created and funded by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering in 2013 to inspire additional females to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their education and career. The program provides K-12 students with project-based learning, female engineering student mentors, and opportunities to visit Cal Poly Pomona, while building a sustainable program and community for current and future STEM leaders. The program engages participants through highly creative, hands-on activities. By engaging with real-world applications, Femineers acquire the technical knowledge and practical skills necessary to become confident and strong in their future careers.

UCLA Science Project

The goal of the UCLA Science Project is to design and implement programs that identify, develop and promote strategies that make good science instruction available and accessible to all students. Believing that good teaching begins with a life long commitment to learning, the UCLA Science Project offers several programs throughout the year designed to foster collaborative communities of researchers and practitioners. Through these collaborations, the UCLA Science Project aims to deepen teacher’s science content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge in order to better meet the needs of their students.

Vital Link

Vital Link is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing students for their future careers through experiential learning opportunities. We offer programs that introduce students to the world of robotics, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare and medical, computer programming, digital media arts, automotive technology and much more. Through these hands-on programs, we inspire students to feel confident and excited to pursue a fulfilling career.

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Durham, NC

Top 500 STEM Schools Nationally Top 3 STEM Schools in North Carolina

PK Younge School

Gainesville, FL

Developmental Research School at the University of Florida

Tustin Unified School District Robotics

Tustin, CA

Top 500 STEM Schools Nationally – 130 Robotics Teams


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