Data-savvy school students present their work

On 19 June, three school teams, consisting of teachers and their students, came to the university campus to present innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) projects.

Students who attended were among the first to take part in MK:Smart2 classroom sessions to improve data literacy by getting hands on with complex data sets.

Wavendon Gate Primary School presented computer games they had made, while Stantonbury School Secondary School presented work related to the Urban Inquiries project, which draws on three Open University projects: MK:Smart, WeSpot and nQuire. Students from the third school, King Henry VIII, Coventry, also demonstrated a robotics project which was a finalist at the 2015 Vex Robotics World Championship.

This poster and demo session was organised by Gerd Kortuem and Annika Wolff, from The Open University, and Cliff Zintgraff from the University of Texas, as part of the 15th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation.

We look forward to working with these schools again in the future. You can find out more about what work MK:Smart is doing in Education here.