Well done to winning MCAST student Alex Fiott who produced a game to educate children to conserve water as part of the Catch the Drop initiative by HSBC. The game aims to promote the conservation of water as our planet’s most important resource and was recently installed in the Ecolife Exhibition gallery which focuses on raising awareness about sustainability, energy efficiency, water filtration and waste management.
MCST’s executive chairman Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando stated that “Esplora Interactive Science Centre is engaged in a mission to help people connect with science. In doing so, we truly believe that the Centre should have an active role in educating the public on global issues affecting our daily lives. Through the ‘Catch the Drop’ initiative, Esplora and HSBC have collaborated in instilling a sense of responsibility in our citizens regarding the judicious use of water, an invaluable natural resource.”
HSBC Malta congratulated the winner for his accomplishment and Mr.Caruana highlighted how this interactive game is another corporate sustainibility initiative by HSBC focusing on education which the hopes of achieving long-term results. Through the game, tens of thousands of visitors can delve deeper into what they can do at home to conserve and harvest water, a limited resource in Malta, practically every day.
MCAST student Alex Fiott said:
“MCAST and HSBC Malta gave me this opportunity to do something worthwhile and I am grateful for all the support I got from my lecturer and schoolmates. I could not do anything without the help of those around me especially my father who has guided me along the way. This competition has been a great experience as well as a wonderful opportunity to expand on knowledge. I learnt how to create my own graphics as well as new coding techniques. All in all, I thank everyone who has helped me with making this game possible."
Every drop Counts! In a time where drinking water scarcity is an ever-growing concern, Esplora, HSBC and MCAST have joined forces to raise awareness about water conservation among the general public.
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The Institute of ICT at MCAST organised the student projects EXPO on Tuesday 2nd July from 17.00 to 21.00, at the MCAST Student Hub. The EXPO provides a platform for the students across levels 2 and 6 within the MCAST Institute of ICT to showcase their work and highlight the emerging technologies which are being researched within our institute. Research topics include Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Games Development, Blockchain-enabled applications, AI, Computer Networks and more. The eSkills Malta Foundation supports the ICT educational system across the board and works incessantly to increase the numbers and the quality of resources. MCAST is one of the major providers for ICT Professionals. Students end up working in industry or taking on further studies or both. The year the Foundation was invited to participate in a panel regarding the students and the industry. Carm Cachia, Chief Administrator of the Foundation spoke about the importance of bringing the knowledge learned to practice, and also highlighted the important tasks within the industry that lays ahead for them.
Following this, the first 3 ranked students for the projects in Level 6 were presented with a cash award for their achievement. Mr Axel Curmi ranked first with his project entitled “Academic Achievement Recognition and Verification using Blockchain”, followed by Mr Michael Joe Cini with “Development of an Interactive Augmented Reality System as a Medium for Historical Facts”, and then Mr Kevin Borg with the project on “Using AI and NLP Techniques to Perform Automatic Text Summarization in the English Language.
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