‘Creating SMART Skills for the NW SMART Economy’ held in St Mary’s College, Derry. This event is being organised by Ilex and will see speakers from the U.S. Embassy Dublin’s annual conference (held the previous day) provide keynote addresses. Continue reading
I was just at the launch of the exciting Big Video Challenge which is a creative educational competition for young people, designed to help them develop creative and digital media skills whilst engaging with core subjects in new ways. The challenge is all about students creating videos about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics / (STEM). Open to all schools and youth groups in Northern Ireland. Suitable for Key Stage 2-5. Free workshops are available. Continue reading
On 27th June 2011 BBC Newsline included a feature on the Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC) at Magee. Reporter Natasha Sayee visited the ISRC’s world class Cognitive Robotics Laboratory and interviewed ISRC researcher Dr Lorenzo Riano and ISRC Director Professor Martin McGinnity. Click here to see the video.