The Malta Faculty for Arts, Science and Expertise (MCAST) participated within the AgriFair 2022, held at Malta Festivals and Conference Centre final weekend.
College students from MCAST’s Centre of Agriculture, Aquatics and Animal Sciences (CAAS) showcased and defined their work to guests. Amongst others, they talked about their research on rising recent agricultural merchandise and gave an indication on beekeeping and honey making.
Malcolm Borg, deputy director on the CAAS, stated: “This initiative offered MCAST college students with an opportunity to exhibit their work and clarify to guests the significance of the agricultural sector to the entire neighborhood.”
Members from the CAAS and the MCAST’s Utilized Analysis and Innovation Centre (ARIC) additionally teamed as much as create a cutting-edge technological system, to showcase the sphere and farm expertise to guests via the usage of digital actuality.
The challenge, which took two months to finish, included the capturing of real-life agricultural experiences in numerous areas. These real-life experiences have been then technologically tailored to create an immersive expertise for customers. MCAST plans to customize one of these know-how in future and use it throughout lectures on campus, to permit college students to understand data in an revolutionary method whereas creating a fascinating expertise within the classroom.
Clifford De Raffaele, director for the Analysis and Innovation Centre, defined how “via our innovation drive, we’re continuously looking for to combine novel and state-of-the-art applied sciences to offer our college students with the most effective instructional expertise via EdTech at MCAST”.
The occasion additionally showcased analysis completed by Steve Zerafa, senior lecturer at MCAST’s Institute of Engineering and Transport (IET), on an computerized hydration system. This industry-advanced system mechanically captures knowledge from satellite tv for pc photos and, based mostly on the local weather, the machine produces the best doses of vitamins and water for agricultural practices.
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