Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge 


What is it?

The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge is an exciting, practical activity where students learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO® robots.

The Challenge, carried out in school or at after-school clubs over the course of a term, involves using these skills to complete a series of short, exciting environmentally themed missions using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 sets. From manoeuvring eco-vehicles to planting a tree, they’ll demonstrate their skills at challenges held around the country.

Teams also research, design, plan and present their own idea of how engineers can help future-proof the world.

How can you help? 

Volunteering for regional competition heats 2020

We're recruiting volunteers to support us during our regional events, which take place across the UK between January to March every year. 

All our activities are delivered by an experienced education officer with volunteers playing an extremely important supporting role for the event as a reviewer. Interaction between young people and volunteers at events communicates powerful real-world examples of careers in science, technology and engineering.

Find your nearest robotics event around the UK between 27 January to 4 March 2020.



(except NW) England and Wales: Learn by Design

Contact: 01827 316297

North West England: STEMFirst

Contact: Helen Heggie 07808 646 493

Northern Ireland: Sentinus

Tel: 02892 627 755

Scotland: SCDI

Contact: Young Engineers team 0141 243 2667


Volunteering at the Big Bang UK Fair 2020

The main robotics challenge event at Big Bang is the UK Final taking place on the morning of Friday 13 March. We are also looking for volunteers to support a primary event on the morning of Saturday 14 March. In addition, we will be running a robotics workshop station throughout Wednesday 11 March and Thursday 12 March.

If you like working with young people and are interested in STEM or robotics, you could help us make the day truly exciting and memorable for the students.

- Event volunteers support the logistics of the event and offer useful support and guidance to our enthusiastic young people.

- Volunteer reviewers celebrate and assess the Robotics Challenge projects, and ensure that our young students have a positive experience.

Sign up to volunteer for the Big Bang Fair 11-14 March 2020.


Are you a host venue?

If you are a host venue providing volunteers please contact the event organiser to ensure you and your volunteers receive all the relevant information.


"I attended thinking I would promote engineering and technology and inspire others. In fact, the reverse happened. I came away inspired by the creativity and technical ability of our young people. This I found truly inspiring."

Ken Mollison, Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge volunteer


Sign up to volunteer for the Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge at The Big Bang Fair, NEC

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