Ingenuity 2016 will showcase the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences' seven schools across nine cross-disciplinary themes:
These themes demonstrate the relationship between areas of engineering, computer science and mathematics in a real-world context and were selected based on their relevance and impact on our world.
Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences graduates are equipped with broad and transferable skills that can be applied across all industries and many occupations.
At Ingenuity 2016, students can explore these areas of interest and see the surprising technological solutions our students are designing and building within the themed areas.
Ingenuity is a unique opportunity for high school students to engage with university students, share in their experiences, and learn more about studying engineering, computer and mathematical sciences at the University of Adelaide.
Through a range of interactive activities at the exhibition, Ingenuity exposes school students to the variety of career opportunities available across many exciting technology-related fields.
High school groups are encouraged to attend an informative 30 minute presentation at the start of their visit to Ingenuity 2016 – please select the most convenient presentation time slot for your school in the in the registration form. High schools can also select one or both of the following activities to get the most out of Ingenuity via the registration form:
- Activity: Engaging With STEM Interview
Placed into groups of 3-4, students are allocated a project at the exhibition. To learn more about that project, student groups must interview the project team. Projects and a briefing sheet will be provided in advance to allow teachers to allocate projects to their student groups.
The activity can then be taken back into the classroom after the event, where each group presents the outcomes of their interview in one of two ways:
- A presentation in the classroom.
- A written summary of the interview.
Recommended time for activity: 30 – 45 minutes. We recommend a further 45 minutes for students to visit other exhibits.
- Competition: Investigate Ingenuity
Via a questionnaire, students demonstrate their initiative and fact finding abilities while learning more about the Ingenuity themes. Students will need to explore Ingenuity, talk to University staff or students, or participate in interactive activities to find the answers. When they submit their completed questionnaire at the event, students go into a random draw to win some great prizes.
Recommended time for activity: 1 hour
Ingenuity is a unique excursion opportunity that introduces young students to the different disciplines within engineering, computer science and mathematics, and explores the ways in which they help to solve problems using mathematics, science, creativity and teamwork.
Primary schools are encouraged to bring students in years 5-7 and allow up to two hours as the recommended time for the excursion.
Watch this space for information on Ingenuity 2016 primary school activities.