Compass International School students showcase skills at MIT

 09 May 2017 - 9:59

Compass International School students showcase skills at MIT

The Peninsula

Students from Compass International School Doha, a Nord Anglia Education school, have showcased their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) skills to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers, professors and students at the annual MIT- Nord Anglia STEAMFest.

Compass International School Doha students have joined 104 students from 25 Nord Anglia Education schools globally for a programme designed by MIT and Nord Anglia Education experts. Working with professors and researchers from the university, students are taking part in innovative hands-on workshops in bioengineering,robotics, coding, music production, gaming and virtual reality.

Dr Terry Creissen, Executive Principal of Compass International School Doha said, “Our world-leading education programmes are designed to create the leaders of the future. Bring together the skills of teamwork, creativity and academic understanding, we are helping our students to be ambitious for what we can achieve by working in collaborative partnerships.”

“I enjoyed Boda Borg (much like the crystal maze!) because we got to work with and make friends with people from other schools,” said Pien, Compass International School Doha

The five-day event is a celebration of STEAM subjects bringing students closer to the latest innovations in these fields at MIT. Compass International School Doha students participate in activities designed by MIT experts to build their understanding of STEAM through real-world application. Some of the activities include learning about the latest discoveries in cancer research to engineering a device to deliver drugs to tumour cells. Students will also visit MIT and Harvard to get a taste of student life at these prestigious universities.

“We are so delighted to give our students this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience STEAM subjects with the best in the world at MIT. Without a doubt, our students will benefit from what they learn at MIT for years tocome,” said Mark Orrow-Whiting, Director of Curriculum and Student Performance.

Students from the group’s 44 schools around the world learn together every day through online, in-school and worldwide experiences designed to nurture key transferable skills. Nord Anglia encourages students to be ambitious and set their sights higher by fostering a global perspective throughout their learning.