Beaconhouse to hold exhibition of STEAM projects
Islamabad: Starting from the February 4, 2018, Beaconhouse School System (BSS) is all set to organise a nationwide exhibition featuring projects from the disciplines of Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Media (STEAM), says a press release.
Nassir Kasuri, executive director of Beaconhouse and educationist, explained that the vision and purpose behind this series of exhibitions by Beaconhousewas to educate parents and students regarding the role these tools will play in our everyday daily lives as well as education, and these exhibitions would expose our children to them and help prepare them for the times to come.
This series of exhibits would last for forty five days spanning over cities including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mandi Bahauddin, Mirpur, Kharian, Peshawar, Gujrat, Nowshera and Abbottabad. The exhibits would offer a wide range of innovative projects for the students and common public to experience.
Inspired by Georgette Yakman=s famous concept of STEAM, the exhibition will feature interactive displays like 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. These displays will allow participants to explore several disciplines through hands-on projects catering to their varied interests and capabilities. The event is open to public and people from all age groups will get a chance to witness these futuristic activities.
With its first exhibit in Margalla Campus, Islamabad, the event would travel across several cities of Pakistan, ending upon the inauguration of the purpose-built Potohar campus in Rawalpindi. The purpose of this nationwide event is to introduce latest developments in the field of science and technology to the public and to allow students to learn complex concepts like robotics and augmented reality while keeping their interest alive. Apart from the STEAM projects, these events would also feature sports and games, quizzes, food stalls, and other fun-filled activities for children and their parents.
The event is an initiative by the Beaconhouse group to arouse students= interest in subjects like science and engineering which are otherwise considered to be dull. With the aid of interactive projects, students with varied interests indulge into participatory learning and experience the world of tomorrow.