More than 300 innovative projects exploring technology advances and solutions for our future society will be on show at the University of Adelaide’s Ingenuity 2018 expo tomorrow, Tuesday 23 October.
Ingenuity is an interactive expo of final-year and other projects by the University’s engineering, computer and mathematical sciences students. It is free and open to the public from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
More than 5000 primary and secondary students, industry, government, and members of the general public are expected to visit the showcase.
Fun activities are arranged for schoolchildren to see how STEM subjects apply to the real world. The University’s students are on hand to explain their work and its potential benefits for society.
“Ingenuity 2018 demonstrates how engineering and technology underpin our society and our future,” says Professor Anton Middelberg, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. “It’s an opportunity for us to show industry, future students and the general public just how creative and better prepared our graduates are.
“At Ingenuity the students are demonstrating some really innovative ideas that could help find solutions for some of the problems and challenges we see in the world today.”
Ingenuity 2018 is organised in five themes: future energy and resources; health society; our built and natural environments; securing our future; and transforming technologies. Ingenuity 2018 is supported by AGL Energy, OZ Minerals and Santos.
Highlights this year include:
• About 70 Indigenous students from across South Australia will make a day trip to Ingenuity as part of the Santos Karnkanthi Indigenous Engineering Program partnership between Santos and the University to encourage Indigenous students into engineering study and careers.
• A Career Zone will offer information on the diverse and exciting career opportunities available across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
• There will be a Women in STEM Lounge where visitors can chat to current students about what it’s like to study a STEM degree at the University of Adelaide.