Over one hundred children from 26 Nord Anglia schools from all across the globe were also in attendance, giving our children a fantastic opportunity to learn and collaborate with others.
The action packed week included lectures from MIT professors, a range of workshops, the opportunity to meet and talk to MIT students, a tour of Harvard University and half a day to be tourists in this wonderful city. The children were inspired during many moments of the week. One highlight was meeting the STEAM Superhero – Epic Identity, Professor Leia Stirling – who specialises in wearable technology. Attending a lecture from MIT Professor Angela Belcher, who has created batteries from nature was fascinating. (View Video - Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries)
Perhaps the most exciting day involved an MIT course that students take, which had been condensed into one day - 2.009: An Iconic MechE Class – the children had to use the process of IDEATE – MAKE – TEST to design their own product to help the visually impaired. It was a unique and wonderful experience that provided the children with a glimpse into what life at the top university in the world is like.
Primary STEAM Leader