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High Schools High Schools at Ingenuity

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 optional interactive activities at the exhibition, Ingenuity exposes school students to the variety of career opportunities available across many exciting technology-related fields.

In 2015 we launched a range of new initiatives to help teachers and students get the most out of Ingenuity (watch this space for 2016 updates!):

  • Themed Areas

    Humanitarian | Security | Sustainability | Health

    Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences graduates are equipped with broad and transferable skills that can be applied across all industries and many occupations.

    Ingenuity 2015 highlighted four important cross-disciplinary themes to demonstrate the relationship between disciplines in a real-world context. Our themes – Humanitarian, Security, Sustainability and Health – were selected based on their relevance and impact on the global population.

    Students can explore these areas of interest in more detail by visiting projects in themed areas at the exhibition.

  • 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 either two ways:

    • A verbal 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.

    Watch this space for information on Ingenuity 2016 high school activities.

  • Competition: Investigate Ingenuity

    Via a questionnaire, students demonstrate their initiative and fact finding abilities while learning more about the four Ingenuity themes – Humanitarian, Security, Sustainability and Health. 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

    Watch this space for information on Ingenuity 2016 high school activities.

Primary Schools

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 6-7 with one-to-two hours as the recommended time for the excursion.

Watch this space for information on Ingenuity 2016 primary school activities.

Want to Know More?

Are you a teacher interested in bringing your class to Ingenuity 2016? Submit an expression of interest and get in touch at or call (08) 8313 6474.

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Level 1, Ingkarni Wardli

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