My name is Michelle O’ Keeffe, a recent First Class Honours Graduate of BA Honours in Multimedia at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). I have recently began my PhD by Research at the NIMBUS Research Centre in CIT. My PhD will be completed as part of the Horizon 2020 UMI-SCI-ED Project which looks at exploiting UmI Technologies to promote STEM Education and make scientific careers attractive to young people. My contribution to the project is to research what these UmI technologies may be; how to stimulate a students learning of STEM subjects and to explore whether encoding data in shape-changing physical metaphors contributes to their learning and attitudes towards STEM subjects.