Inspire - 2017
Week 1: 9-13 January
Science and Engineering: Julia and Reuben are back in this fun filled week of science and engineering! This week long camp will introduce students to many new scientific principles such as polymers, roller coasters, microscopes, dissections and much, much more! Each day will also include engineering challenges designed to incorporate innovative thinking and engineering skills.
Art and Engineering: Come along to a fun filled week where we mix engineering and art. This EA combo is a great way to explore maths and science concepts but to also unleash your inner artist and get creative. Join Grace and Kirby as we make hot air balloons, paper cities, Rube Goldberg machines, Bridge Building and so much more! Each day will also include engineering challenges designed to incorporate innovative thinking and engineering skills. Week 2: 16-20 January
Computer Science and Engineering: Join Simon and Jamie with our re-designed Computer Science and Engineering camp! This camp will introduce students to beginning concepts in: electronics, block coding, robotics, 3D printing, and much much, more! Each day will also include engineering challenges designed to incorporate innovative thinking and engineering skills. The week ends with Friday at NMIT Nelson for the community Hackathon. Science of Cooking: Did you know you can bake ice cream? Do you know why popcorn pops? Join Kirby and Julia for this amazing Science of Cooking workshop where students will learn the science behind many of the dishes they create. The final day of camp will include a „Master Chef‟ competition with invited tasters. 20 January 8 am to 8 pm Community Hackathon From Ernest Rutherford to Suzie Moncrieff, the Nelson/ Tasman Area has a history of being at the forefront of innovation. It's a place where big thinkers change the way things are by questioning the way things have been. The MOI-DELAWARE Impact Challenge is designed for college student to have the opportunity to work in teams to solve a real world problem. This is a 12 hour coding challenge to make a socially impactful game. Impact being defined as: awareness of, knowledge of, attitude shift towards and/ or solution for… Teams will be formed from 3-4 like-minded/skilled persons that can utilize SCRATCH, PHASER, or UNREAL ENGINE to design their game. Challenge participants will be mentored by 25 computer teachers from the University of Delaware. Students need to provide their own laptop for this challenge with the appropriate software downloaded. $40 price includes morning tea, lunch, and a 'swag' bag!
18-19 January Unreal Engine Unreal Engine is a complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers. There is no limit to what you can achieve with Unreal Engine technology, whether you‟re making a clever puzzle app or an open-world action game. Because Unreal Engine 4 is used by students, indies and large teams, it's an engine that you'll never outgrow. From 2D mobile games to console blockbusters and virtual reality, Unreal Engine 4 gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow and stand out from the crowd.