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NAIS Students Showcase Their STEAM Skills at MIT

Students from NAIS, a Nord Anglia Education school, have showcased their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) skills to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers, professors and students at the annual MIT- Nord Anglia STEAMFest.

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NAIS students have joined 104 students from 25 Nord Anglia Education schools globally for a programme designed by MIT and Nord Anglia Education experts. Working with professors and researchers from the university, students are taking part in innovative hands-on workshops in bioengineering, robotics, coding, music production, gaming and virtual reality.

 

Mr. Brian Cooklin, Principal of NAIS said, “there is no better way for a student to progress than to apply knowledge in real learning and problem solving. There is no better place to do that than at the world famous MIT. What a unique opportunity for our NAIS pupils to be involved in such exciting approaches! I am very proud of their attitude and contributions.”

 

“We had a phenomenal experience throughout the entire trip. Most of the activities we took part in were very hands-on, for example we had the chance to create alpha prototypes of new products and participate in a virtual reality game design workshop. In particular, I enjoyed the video game development workshop in which I got to edit a game and make changes to the character design. Overall, I think the trip was very educational and enhanced my understanding of the different aspects of STEAM,” said Ethan Chan, NAIS.

 

The five-day event, exclusive to Nord Anglia Education students, is a celebration of STEAM subjects bringing students closer to the latest innovations in these fields at MIT. NAIS students participate in activities designed by MIT experts to build their understanding of STEAM through real-world application. Some of the activities include learning about the latest discoveries in cancer research to engineering a device to deliver drugs to tumour cells. Students will also visit MIT and Harvard to get a taste of student life at these prestigious universities.

 

“We are so delighted to give our students this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience STEAM subjects with the best in the world at MIT. Without a doubt, our students will benefit from what they learn at MIT for years to come,” said Mark Orrow-Whiting, Director of Curriculum and Student Performance.

 

The MIT-Nord Anglia STEAMFest is one of the unique international experiences offered by Nord Anglia Education schools. Students from the group’s 44 schools around the world learn together every day through online, in-school and worldwide experiences designed to nurture key transferable skills. Nord Anglia encourages students to be ambitious and set their sights higher by fostering a global perspective throughout their learning.