EEE hosts 2020 FIRST® LEGO® League regional heat

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) has played host to a regional heat for the FIRST® LEGO® League, a fun-filled initiative aimed at delivering hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences for children through LEGO®.

Launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the global competition uses LEGO® to help nine to 16-year-olds discover the wonders of STEM, while at the same time working as a team and learning valuable life skills.

The two-day regional heat saw schools from across the local area compete in challenges that showcased their skills, including applied science, design and technology, programming and control, computing, and mathematics.

Each team had built a robot from their LEGO® sets to complete a series of tasks. With great focus and skill they competed for the honour of representing the Manchester region in the national final.

Activities such as the FIRST® LEGO® League not only encourage children to consider STEM subjects as part of their future, but allow them to gain first-hand experience of the University and engage with STEM professionals.

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