WOOP at Waingels College

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:30
Year 10 and 12 students from Waingels College were invited to attend our second WOOP event funded by European Social Fund and The Education & Skills Funding Agency.
The aim of the WOOP programme is to promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to anyone aged 15 - 70 in Berkshire and to raise awareness of these industries.
Generic Robotics were recruited to set the students the challenge which was to consider the following questions:
What haptic technologies are currently available? 
What technologies can you imagine being developed / would you like to be developed? 
How could these be used in the digital future? 
How do you imagine sense of touch technologies will change the way you learn, work and interact with others?
Students were required to discuss the questions, research their answers and produce a presentation that was judged by Generic Robotics at the end of the day.
Following the event...
71% of students agreed that they knew more about STEM and STEM job opportunities following their participation in the event.