On Wednesday 20th March 2013 QinetiQ provided some STEM activities as part of the Big Bang event at the Three Counties Malvern. I was involved in two activities:
Following on from my succesful use of LEGO Engineering whilst working at the Univeristy of Ulster, I recently visited Park School in Bolton to introduce the concepts of engineering, technology and computers to pupils.
All pupils had an opportunity to interact with the system, based around a LEGO Mindstorms NXT, designing, building and programming simpe robots.
This will form part of an ongoing project, especially as many of the staff have expressed an interest in obtaining their own sets of the kit for "professional" use.
Myself and six other graduates at BAE were asked to help at a local school for the Robodance event. The aim of the day was for students to be given a large Lego pack, a laptop and a clever brick, which allowed the programming of motors, and to use these to create a Robot to move to music within a constrained space.
Dear all, Teachers, students, peers and STEM ambassadors,
I hereby introduce you to Robogals.
A chapter of Robogals Global in the city of Manchester - Robogals Manchester
Robogals is a global student run organization originated from Melbourne, Australia and now scattered across Australia, New Zealand, UK, EU and soon USA.
The Monmouth Science Initiative is a science club set up between several schools in the Monmouth area in South Wales. Lead by Monmouth School, several schools have come together each week for an afternoon of science related activities over the last academic year. Each group has experienced tasks in various science disciplines including maths, biology and chemistry. EADS in Newport were asked to contribute towards the initiative by devising and running an engineering challenge that could be used at the end of each term.