Tomorrow's Engineers - EEP Robotics Challenge

 

Schools across the country are invited to take on a robotics challenge that will see student teams involved in ‘space missions’. Teamwork, robots, design, research, fun and loads of LEGO® are all part of the mix, as are real-world challenges, teacher support and some great prizes.

This isn't a one-off challenge. It's a programme that gets  students working together to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges.The student team will learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO® robots to complete a series of short, exciting space missions using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 sets. From assembling the crew to launching the satellite, they'll demonstrate their skills at challenge events held around the country. 

The journey starts in school and could take the team all the way from the regional heats to the national final. And each team will have the help of Tomorrow's Engineers along the way, with training and equipment. Schools can run activities and lessons during the normal school day or as an extra-curricular activity.

The team will research, design, plan, implement and present their own solution to a contemporary scientific problem - developed by LEGO® Education with NASA - gaining feedback on their work from professional engineers an scientists. The challenge will open up potential new careers to students ad help put their school learning into context. Throughout the challenge students will develop valuable life skills like strategy, teamwork, research and self-confidence, as well as uncovering exciting new career possibilities.

Find out more about this exciting challenge here!