It has been a much mentioned topic, that robotics, coding, electronics and the works, are for boys. This is a common misconception and as a result, many girls have shied away from STEM subjects.
However, over the years, Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy and Innovate Tech Camps have seen more girls coming into our progams to "have a go", "try it out" or "let's see what happens" and they realize how much they can achieve and how much fun problem solving can be and many of them end up coming back to learn and discover more.
This is truly encouraging, especially since it is an uphill task to get girls doing STEM subjects. There is still a long road ahead in this mission of getting more girls into coding, robotics and more, but we will press on for you never know.
Especially in these days when there is so much cool technology around to entice everyone. How can we resist? 🙂
Check out our Maker Day and Tech Camp for Girls at the following links and get your girls into STEM and STEAM education:
We, Team Innovate, would like to thank all our students, parents, primary and high schools under our programs and supporters for such an incredible year.
We’ve had 4 seasons of tech camps, weekly after school programs every term, launched Maker Days for kids, become the Official littleBits Melbourne Chapter, run 2 Vex IQ qualifier events, a Robo I Gather Challenge, a Vex Robotics Qualifier and finally the international Asia Pacific Robotics Championships and lots of scrimmages and other events in between.
All in all, we have now seen thousands of kids come into contact with STEM through our programs and events since we first started.
We congratulate our Australian teams for their great performance at the recent Asia Pacific Robotics Championships. Team 7479 of Hillcrest Christian College won the Judges’ Award, Team 10629A won the Inspire Award and our very newly formed team who took part in the Brain Development System Championships won the Invent Award! A great feat to win something at the Asia Pacific level since Australia has never participated at that level. Congratulations!
Thank you everyone for your support, encouraging words and for volunteering at our events. Another fantastic year has gone by and we look forward to meeting even more kids through our programs in 2016.
Till then, have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year 2016!
The first of our series of Maker Days Melbourne got off to a great start on a cold and rainy winter morning! Brrr……
Primary aged kids gathered to try out the power of the littleBits. They had lots of fun creating various circuits, combining them with art while developing a greater understanding of how things work in real life.
The littleBits Global Chapter in Melbourne is organized by Robotics Club Australia. With the successful first event, we are happy to announce that there will be more of such events for kids! Kids will have more opportunities to make, create and explore STEAM!
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