Uni prominent at tech awards
A MATHS app and cyber safety program for children added up to a double win for ECU in WA’s technology awards.
Two ECU projects won awards at the WAITTA (WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance) Incite Awards on June 15.
Another two were national finalists, meaning four teams from the university will represent WA at the National iAwards in August.
One of the winning projects was a maths app, Abydos, developed by ECU’s Martin Masek and Julie Boston in partnership with St Stephen’s School to improve primary students’ skills in fractions.
The game is set in ancient Egypt and blends fractions into Egyptian history.
It won the most transformative impact on education award and is available on iTunes and Google Play.
A group of computer science Masters students won the postgraduate tertiary student research and innovation project of the year award for their cyber safety program, CyberMe.
The program uses games and teaching modules to let primary and secondary students teach themselves about cyber security.