Introduction

To build a better world through computing and design.

The ISTD Outreach Programme extends the university and pillar’s capacity to engage students from Polytechnics, Junior Colleges, Secondary and Primary Schools through activities such as workshops, seminars and booth displays. The programme aims to give students an opportunity to solve problems in authentic contexts, using 21st-century methodology and thinking.

Coupled with a focus on Design and hands-on active learning, the series of workshops incorporate robotics and/or IoT devices to enhance students’ interest in the field of computing and engineering. In each workshop, students will be required to work collaboratively within interdisciplinary groups to examine and solve problems challenges.

Outreach Workshops

Sphero the Hero
Play is a powerful teacher! Have loads of fun and at the same time, learn the basics of computational thinking. Sphero is more than an app-controlled wireless robotic ball. Intelligent and well-rounded, Sphero lets you play, learn and explore. Create short, simple programs for Sphero through drag-and-drop to solve problem statements in the workshop.

Start the ball rolling as a programmer now.
Life of Pi
Heralded as a great boon to education due to its flexibility and low-cost, the Raspberry Pi has inspired many to take up computing and build their very own prototypes. Moreover, the hardware accessories and pre-installed software on the Raspbian OS also present limitless possibilities and learning opportunities in various domains such as IoT.

Learn and explore the fun in computing in this workshop with the Pi of the lifetime!
Ebot the Robot
It’s a Tank… It’s a Robot… It’s eBot!

eBots are a robust, 3D-printed versatile STEM learning robot that bridges between theory and practice. With the incorporation of eBots, the workshop is an ideal platform for students to collaborate, apply and test their coding skills to design and build the best solution to a task.

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Event Photos

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Saint Andrew's Junior College (5 Aug 2016) - Sphero the Hero Workshop

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Raffles Institution Science Festival (29 July 2016) - Sphero the Hero Workshop

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Raffles Girls' School (7 Jul 2016) - Sphero the Hero Workshop

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Ngee Ann Poly (16 May 2016) - eBot the Robot Workshop

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Hwa Chong Institution (28 Jul, 4 & 11 Aug 2016) - Kode 4 Fun Workshop Series

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Dunman High School – Fun with Computational Thinking (9 July, 2015)

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Hwa Chong JC – Hacking Workshop (28 Apr, 5 May & 12 May 2015)

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Meridian JC (21 Jan 2015) – Free the Finch Workshop

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Introduction to Programming by Students Cub, 3DC (7 Oct 2014)

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Hwa Chong JC (22 July, 2014) - Free the Finch Worshop (Robots Coordinated Dancing)

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / Meridian JC (18 July 2014) - Free the Finch Workshop (Robots Coordinated Dancing)

Initiatives / ISTD Outreach Programme / SUTD Open House (March 2014) - Free the Finch Workshop


Event Photos

Introduction to Programming by Students Cub, 3DC (7 October, 2014)
Hwa Chong JC (22nd July, 2014) – Free the Finch Worshop
Meridian JC (18 July 2014) – Free the Finch Workshop