64 Western Australia and South Australian school students returned to The University of Western Australia from the 15-18 July during the school holidays to wrap up the 2019 digIT program. digIT is a Government funded program administered by the Australian Mathematics Trust.
Over the past several months, the digIT students have been busy exploring a range of ICT activities including robotics, websites, apps and games. As part of the program’s wrap up, students presented their imaginative projects to their contemporaries, ICT mentors and digIT staff. An array of impressive games and websites were created by the 2019 students, highlights included the development great design projects such as a robot to collect rubbish and an app idea to those who procrastinate about what to wear and programmable piano gloves.
The digIT program allows participant’s to develop creative and logical thinking, it provides opportunities for complex problem solving, and exposes students to information about study and career pathways within ICT.
“Many of our highly capable students have never had an opportunity to take part in this kind of digital technologies learning, it’s all about gaining exposure to the varied and exciting futures that ICT fields can offer,” says Jan Honnens, Program Director, digIT.
The digIT program successfully wrapped up on the 18 July, as the third of four planned camps, the program now looks to inspire students from Queensland and Northern Territory as it heads to The University of Queensland in 2020.
digIT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, through the Inspiring All Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM – Embracing the Digital Age program, part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.