Bright Futures 2015 workshops
Fantastic photos of previous programs
Robotics – July 2015
The future of engineering looks bright with primary-school 20 boys joining UTS engineers for the Bright Futures Robotics workshop, 6–9 July, 2015. Led by tutors, Jamin Early and Tuan Nguyen, the group worked in teams to build and program a set of Lego Mindstorm robots. Using sensors, the robots followed a track and negotiated all kinds of turns and hazards. The workshop culminated in a robot time trial around an unseen course with the fastest robot – and the calmest team of humans – taking the honours in front of a room full of cheering spectators!
The Robot Assist lab in the Faculty of Engineering and IT is full of exciting and innovative projects of UTS engineering students and staff. During the UTS Experience visit, students met Alex Virgona and colleagues and had the privilege of touring the lab to see projects under construction.
Students also worked in teams to complete engineering challenges using a range of unusual building materials.
Theatre and Technology Workshop – July 2015
In an exciting collaboration, Stalker Theatre joined UTS’s Creativity and Cognition Studios, to welcome 15 primary school students for one of Bright Futures very first workshops in July. Students combined physical theatre skills with their own digitally produced light shows to create a performance for family and friends. This highly creative workshop saw students programming LED light clothing, using physical actions to make lights move, and working as an ensemble to playbuild. The audience broke into applause when the results of the day were showcased and asked if they too could see how the technology worked.
Thank you to David Clarkson, Leeanne Littleton and Alejandro Rolandi from Stalker Theatre and Andrew Johnston from UTS.