British International School, Ho Chi Minh City students showcase their STEAM skills at MIT

Students from the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC) a Nord Anglia Education school, are showcasing 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 being held at the university from 30th April to 4th May.

Four BIS HCMC students have won the chance to join over 100 students from other Nord Anglia Education schools across the world for a programme designed by MIT and Nord Anglia Education experts. To win their place, they competed against 38 Year 6 and Year 7 students in a presentation showcasing how they embody innovation. The four winning students ‘stood out in a group of amazing applicants,’ as described by primary ICT and DT lead Mr Luke Dyer. Working with professors and researchers from the university, students will be taking part in innovative hands-on workshops in bioengineering, robotics, coding, music production, gaming and virtual reality.

Mr Anthony Rowlands, Principal of BIS HCMC said, “What an honour it is for us to be in partnership with MIT through Nord Anglia Education. BIS HCMC is widely recognised as one of the top achieving international schools in Asia whilst MIT is consistently recognised as one of the best universities in the world. The MIT-Nord Anglia STEAMFest is a unique opportunity for our students and I am convinced that they will represent the school with great pride and enthusiasm.”

This five-day event, exclusive to Nord Anglia Education students, is a celebration of STEAM subjects bringing students closer to the latest innovations in these fields at MIT. BIS HCMC students will 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 and 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 to come,” said Mark Orrow-Whiting, Director of Curriculum and Student Performance.

The MIT-Nord Anglia STEAMFest is one of the unique international experiences offered by Nord Anglia Education schools. Students from the group’s 55 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.

For further information, please visit the British International School HCMC website.