Competition encourages young tech innovators of the future

Deakin news
14 October 2019

More than 160 potential future technology innovators were at Deakin University for the Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) 2019 Victorian judging event.

Deakin’s School of Information Technology in conjunction with SAP and CSIRO Digital Careers hosted the event at the Melbourne Burwood Campus on September 14.

Robin Doss is Professor of Information Technology and Deputy Head of Deakin’s School of IT.

YICTE is Australia’s premier technology engagement program designed to encourage school students from Years 3-12 to be technology innovators rather than just end users,’ Professor Doss explains.

‘This year there were 65 tech innovation projects showcased with 168 students participating. There was a diverse range of high quality projects that harnessed the power of technology to address problems of social relevance such as cyber bullying, health and wellbeing, climate change and road safety.

‘A first at this year’s event was the immersive innovation activity that was run by the School of IT to provide an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to co-innovate.’

See this year’s YICTE Victoria award ceremony on YouTube and read more about the winners from around Australia on the YICTE website.

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