The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge immerses young people in real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges as students learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots in school, or at after-school clubs, over the course of a term.
The challenge involves using these skills to complete a series of short space missions in teams using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 sets. From assembling the crew to launching the satellite, students demonstrate the skills they’ve learned at regional and national challenge events held around the country. Teams also research and present their own solution to a contemporary scientific problem developed by LEGO Education with NASA.
The aim of the challenge is to inspire pupils to consider a career in engineering by giving students experience of robotics engineering, computing and software programming. Careers information is embedded in the activity to expand students’ perceptions of engineering careers.
The EEP Robotics Challenge is funded by the Helsington Foundation [link] and over three years the programme will reach at least 325 schools and up to 10,000 young people.
For more information about this programme please visit the EEP Robotics Challenge microsite.
Find out about employer opportunities related to the EEP Robotics Challenge by emailing Erika Smallridge.
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