The STEAM Festival is a NAE collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is designed to prepare students for our rapidly evolving world.
Each year MIT releases a “challenge” to schools which help to teach students key transferrable skills through hands-on, interdisciplinary learning across STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) and use them to tackle real-world challenges.
On day one students were able to get involved in many activities and workshops, all teaching valuable skills in the run up to the challenge release, such as a 2D animation workshop, a doggy wheelchair workshop and an inspirational lecture from a guest speakers from MIT.
On day two the challenge was set, to create a STEAM Super Hero - a working model of a super hero.
Over 100 students from 10 South East Asian schools were split into random groups and given the day to complete the challenge.