MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) visit Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor.

A representative from one of the world’s best universities flew into North Wales recently to inspire Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s A-level students.

Audrey Cui from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) shared a wealth of information with Computer Science students during a learning and teaching session at the college. Audrey studies Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, and works as an engagement officer within the university.

MIT has played a key role in the development of modern technology and science, and is one of the world's leading academic institutions. The Times Higher Education Supplement recognised MIT as one of the six best universities in the world, along with Berkeley, Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford. In 2019, it was ranked among the top 3 universities worldwide by SCImago Institutions Rankings.

MIT's alumni include 98 Nobel winners, 26 Turing award winners, 41 astronauts and tens of leaders of countries around the world!

During the two-day visit to Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Pwllheli and Dolgellau campuses, A-level students were given the opportunity to learn about synthesis networks, machine learning, and a variety of deep learning problems.

Hugh Hughes, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor A-level tutor said: "It was a great privilege and honour to welcome Audrey to the College. MIT is the best educational institution throughout the world for Engineering and Computer Science studies, so hearing from someone like Audrey is sure to be very beneficial for our students."

He added: "Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor has a reputation for excellence in both Computer Science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) courses, and giving our students these kinds of opportunities is a central part of the college's work and mission.

“Recently the Welsh Government reinforced its statement about the importance of STEM courses for a prosperous, clean future for Wales. The opportunities available when following courses like this are very wide ranging, and the sector is growing very quickly."

For more information on courses at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, got to www.gllm.ac.uk

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