RDA Hunter extends its thanks to the City of Newcastle and Obelisk Systems for supporting the miniME Program in 2018/19. Thanks, too, to participating primary schools for their commitment and dedication to making the program a success.

miniME saw 33 primary schools in Newcastle LGA participate in a six month program incorporating coding and robotics that aimed to ignite student interest in STEM study early in schooling.

Participating schools each received two StarLAB Sensor + Mars Rover Bundles*, a tailored curriculum as well as support to enable teacher delivery of the cutting-edge STEM and coding platform.

The miniME Program was supported by the City of Newcastle as part of its Smart City initiatives, which received $5 million in grant funding from the Australian Government through its Smart Cities and Suburbs program. The miniME Challenge was developed by RDA Hunter and Obelisk Systems to contribute to the Smart Mobility and Smart Environment objectives of Newcastle’s Smart City strategy.