Inspiring the next tech generation @ TeenTech City 2015
TeenTech City 2015 was overwhelmingly successful as 520 year 8 and 9 students buzzed with excitement and intrigue at this year’s event held at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park.
EECS, a proud sponsor of the event, are delighted at the awe-struck responses to the activities we ran during TeenTech’s largest ever event on Tuesday 1 December .
EECS students’ volunteered as part of the 300 strong troop of industry Ambassadors, who led teams of 13 and 14 year olds as they worked their way through a vast range of science and technology based activities in the jam-packed arena. Teams of students immersed themselves our Lego mindStorm programming workshop, hosted by Dr Michael Tautschnig, and our Arduinitar workshop run by Dr Matthew Tang in the Challenge Zone. Prof Paul Curzon mesmerised students with his ‘Magic of Computer Science’ show at the Insight Exhibition.
EECS are extremely honoured to have been able to assist in delivering such a powerfully inspiring event to a huge audience of teachers and the next generation of tech innovators, whilst having so much fun!
Pictures of the fantastic event can be found on Flickr…
We’re looking forward to doing it all again at TeenTech 2016!....
TeenTech runs lively one-day events, with a year-round supporting awards scheme, to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology. An award winning, industry-led initiative, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace.