STEM fair at Thorpe Park

On Friday 29th March, a group of Year 10 Computer Science students visited the STEM fair at Thorpe Park, which was hosted in partnership with Middlesex University.

The event introduced students to the exciting world of STEM as well as career paths to those that have a passion for these subjects.

There were a number of exhibits that grabbed the attention of our students, such as a EEG controlled Scalextric activity, which meant the more you concentrated, the faster the car went around the track!  A lot of concentration was going on there!

AR Sand Box was a fantastic example of a shared, tangible interface.  As the sand was moved around, the projected light on the sand was highlighted with lines, to show the gradient of the hills, those close together, showing higher peaks.

There were so many exhibits, and of course we were able to experience some of the rides (Stealth, Swarm, Nemesis, Vortex), with the time we had left.

Mrs Lay
Head of Computing

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