It was overall a fantastic and positive day! The program included a brief introductory session, in which current students shared their personal motivations behind their pursuit of a degree and career in engineering and IT, and they also talked about some of the projects and activities that they have been involved with.
The girls also participated in a variety of interactive activities:
- IntelliPaper, developed by the UTS Programmers’ Society – they learnt basic java programming skills to manipulate a game of tic-tac-toe.
- Sustainability Activity, developed by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) – they learnt about the issue of sustainability and sustainable development and its implications in our world today.
- Soil Moisture Probe (SMP), developed by Dr Peter McLean – they each constructed an electronic soil moisture probe, which detects the absence of moisture in the soil.
Special thanks to all the UTS students who volunteered their time and energy to help facilitate the day! Presenters – Alexandra Hipolito, Santi Botross, Louella Yu; IntelliPaper - Tina Ng, Livia Lam, Isabelle Wong; EWB volunteers – Daisy Yuan, Hiep Mai, Janelle Herrera, Krisha Joshi, Oasika Faiz, Andrea Certeza, Brittney Watiwat, Jenny Lui, Jonalhie Domingo, Timothy Howard and Jordan Nguyen; SMP volunteers – Daniel Sachs, Chantal Farrelly, Heather Lowes, Olga Malyugina, Dylan Simmer, Steven Lam, Jean Alvarez, Jashua Ho, William Cruz and Martin Trainer; and also, the WiE&IT Team (Laura Waibel, Theresa Dinh and Karen Belista).