CHICAGO, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park, 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.
BISC Lincoln Park students have joined 104 students from 25 Nord Anglia Education schools globally for a program 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.
"Our school has been so proud to follow our students' progress via Twitter recently," said Mel Curtis, Principal of BISC Lincoln Park. "It's been a joy to watch them exercise both their curiosity and creativity with other peers."
"It has been an amazing and unique chance to meet people from all over the world," said Selin S., BISC Lincoln Park student. "One of the most inspiring places I have been!"
The 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. BISC Lincoln Park 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 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 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.
About The British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park
BISC Lincoln Park is an internationally-minded private institution preparing students two-years old and up to succeed through a values-based education at a state-of-the-art, five-story campus with a true-to-heart Chicago neighborhood feel. Founded in 2001, the school's mission is to provide an ever-evolving experience for ever-evolving learners. BISC Lincoln Park recognizes the uniqueness of each child through learning that promotes challenge and personalized education at all levels. To learn more about BISC Lincoln Park's unique, international private school experience and their new approach STEAM, please visit: http://www.bischicagolp.org/diy.
For more information, please contact:
British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park
Director of Communications
Tel: (773) 506-2097
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD) is the world's leading premium schools organization. Our 44 international schools are located in China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America. Together, they educate more than 38,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary education. We are driven by one unifying philosophy – we are ambitious of our students, our people and our family of schools. Our schools deliver a high quality education through a personalised approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed. Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China. Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com.
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