Students demonstrate creative flair at Science Extravaganza

On Tuesday 30th June and Wednesday 1st July Assistant Lecturer and PhD student Mike Green delivered a Digital Art themed outreach workshop to students from Brompton Academy, Castle Community College, Folkestone Academy and Strood Academy who attended the University’s Science Extravaganza. During the session students were introduced to 3D modelling and printing through discussing examples of the modelling and printing of prosthetics to architectural maquettes and jewellery. Students were then given the opportunity to use the latest in 3D printing pen technology, the 3Doodler 2.0, to create their own 3D rocket model or freehand doodle. Dr Gaby Roch, Faculty of Sciences Subject Specialist, said ‘The digital world is a fast moving environment in which the University of Kent is at the forefront. Allowing school students to utilise advance technology now before it becomes mainstream is a sure way of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.’ Mike will be delivering a similar outreach workshop later in the summer to students attending the University’s Partner School’s Summer School.