Expand your horizons
Expand your horizons
Type of event: Talks and Discussions, Experiments
Age Suitability: All Ages
Dates and Times: 6:00pm-12:00am
Location: (4) Parliament Square
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We are complicated machines and yet we all start with very little information. What we can and do learn to achieve as we grow up, is pretty amazing. Come down to Parliament Square and we will show you just how amazing you are! DNA extraction, homemade lava lamps, dry ice, magnetic tops, and mind-altering illusions all brought to you by S-Cubed, UM students who are absolutely whacko about science.
The PWC programme helps generate a passion for STEM subjects and feeds your creative thinking skills, here you’ll get to develop your own ideas and possibly turn it into something tangible. Topics covered include Virtual Reality, Game Development, AI, Forensic Science, Civil Engineering…cool stuff indeed. MCAST will expand upon 3 merging technologies, health and sports with a programme brimming with experiments, trials and of course fun. You can rest assured that at the MCAST stand all three themes are strongly supported by science.
Junior College brings the senses to life with their hands-on activities. Taste, smell, sight, hearing will all be put to the test in the most exciting way possible, by the Biology and Home Economics, while the Chemistry Department will look into the impact YOU have on the environment, microplastics and how they are produced. The IT Department will bring the two robots built by their students to meet their audiences. A roaring success last year, the Junior College Orchestra and Rock band will provide the beat to ensure a fantastic experience for all.
Computing is integrated in our lives. The advent of the smartphone, a sophisticated and powerful portable computer, powered by rechargeable battery and always connected to the cloud via wireless networks, means a revolution in the way we live our lives aided by these wonderful machines! Every aspect of our lives is being placed under the microscope to find innovative and creative solutions to our everyday chores and entertainment. Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, a Recognised Teaching Institution of the University of London is pleased to present to the visiting public a creative and innovative project that students and staff at Saint Martin’s Institute have developed in this past year.
Unleash your inner QUEEN with Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education: a Kinect-driven performance allowing visitors to the stand to play out one of the band members of Queen while they perform one of their epic songs. Think of it as karaoke by posture! It is the result of student projects in Game Design and Development with special emphasis on user experience, narrative consistency and teamwork. Technologically the system uses Microsoft Kinect driven by Java while the target poses were captured using the Unity engine: both development platforms used during the undergraduate programmes at St Martin’s Institute. The pose specification was chosen after careful study of the song, of the individual band member’s characteristic poses and of the level of progression as the participant gets more familiar with the game. The design of the experience was prototyped and developed with continuous user feedback to make this experience an enjoyable and memorable one for visitors to our stand. #StartMyImagination
No one can possibly say that education is boring when at the MAKE (Malta Association for Knowledge and Education) stand. Here the UM’s Faculty of Education, strive to make learning fun with all sorts of informal learning strategies. Come meet the future of education!