Today nine students from Years 9-11 participated in a pilot outreach activity from the ANU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). Delivered virtually, but with the help of an on-site facilitator from the ANU, the students heard a keynote speech from Associate Professor Katia Bazaka and then took part in two hands-on workshops.
The first workshop, delivered by Dr Josh Milthorpe, allowed the students to play with a computer model that simulated the development of an epidemic, and to investigate the factors that affect how bad the epidemic is. The second was delivered by Associate Professor Catherine Ball, and introduced the students to the international Design A Drone competition. This competition is intended to raise awareness of the vast number of contexts, including scientific, agricultural, environmental and medical, in which drones are allowing us to achieve things that have never been possible before.
Thanks to Macarena Rojas and Rebecca Moorby from CECS for organising this event.
Dr Kathryn White