Event Production: Intergenerational Events
A brand new STEAM festival for the local area, requiring collaboration with multiple stakeholders to create a free public event attracting 1200 visitors.
Founding Trustee of the CIO producing and promoting such events, enabling diverse audiences across Sussex to participate in informal STEM learning.
Spring Forward Festival
Mother & Daughter Creative Tech Workshops
A unique annual event created for the festival celebrating Women in Digital Culture.
Girls and their mothers (or female adult mentors) take part in creative technology workshops including Minecraft EDU, Lego robotics and stop-motion animation.
Event Production: Girls in STEM
Talks and workshops based current and future uses of robotics, plus advice on STEM/STEAM education and career paths.
Activities included space exploration challenges using Lego Mindstorms robotics kits, exploring computer programming and using the engineering cycle, showcasing students’ own creativity and problem-solving skills.
Event Production: Specialist Collaborations
International DNA Day
Developed alongside cancer biologist Dr Katy Petherick, these workshops were aimed at students interested in biotechnology and biomedical engineering careers.
Students performed DNA extraction from fruit and learned about genetics, DNA structure and gel electrophoresis.
Brighton Digital Festival
Winner of the Grassroots Award at Brighton Digital Festival.
Developed with music technologist Rosa Fox, these workshops provided young people with an introduction to Sonic Pi and digital music composition.
The resulting tracks were entered as part of students' national Arts Awards.
A 10-hour course delivered for students on work experience at a global technology company, comprising robotics challenges with a project management competition.
The course culminated with students' presentations of their solutions to the Vice President of the company.
A bespoke series of robotics and programming workshops for a global technology company, integrating concepts from Agile software development methodology.
The professional development course was tailored for staff at beginner, intermediate and advanced experience levels.
Created for the national charity and based on my unique experiences in the aerospace engineering industry, this workshop and talk for Year 9 students involved space exploration Lego robotics challenges, alongside advice on potential education and career paths.
Incorporating MakeyMakey and Scratch, this workshop asked young people to design and build handheld controllers for users with specific needs, and showcased careers at a national energy company.
A successful pilot scheme saw delivery in 15 primary schools before roll-out across the UK.