With 990 schoolkids attending, Bundy's MIST events prove a hit
Published on 27 October, 2011
Almost 1000 children from dozens of schools attended the annual MIST* conferences for boys and girls at CQUniversity Bundaberg this week.
Each of the participating children from years 6 to 9 took part in workshops across the themes of Mathematics, ICT, Science and Technology (design).
Key organiser Dr Rosie Thrupp said visiting teachers were "very complimentary about the precision of the organisation of the days".
"This year has been much easier in hosting the event because we have been able to use the OPAL community engagement award funds from the University," Rosie said.
"The School of Education works closely with the School of Arts, Business and Informatiics (Marg Flanders, Wendy Smith and Myles Greber) and is well supported by Ron Bishop (Aviation).
"The workshops ranged from using Wiis, WeDos, LEGO NXT, maths challenges, designing paper planes, aviation with help from the aviation students, and cyberbullying awareness with help from the police.
"Many workshops were planned and managed by Bachelor of Learning Management students. Volunteers came from many schools across the Bundaberg Campus, including STEP students."
* MIST is an annual conference for school children which aims to engage and enthuse, and to help them decide if they want a career in science, IT, maths or technology.