Outreach Programmes

UCC Elec Eng Schools Quiz 

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in UCC has championed an Electrical Engineering Quiz for schools since 2001, and in 2013 celebrated the 12th Anniversary of the Quiz held at UCC. Over 130 students from schools all over Munster attended the 2013 quiz on 9th February, and a team from Christian Brothers College, Cork were the 2013 overall champions. The event was held in the Electrical Engineering Building on the Main UCC Campus. All teams competed for the overall title and a prize for the winning school and a perpetual shield. There were additional prizes given away in UCC on the day. The quiz is free to enter and is open to any 5th or 6th year students studying honours maths, with a team of 4 students permitted from each school.  Free refreshments are provided for all competitors, and teachers are also invited to attend. The 2013 quiz was sponsored by EMCESB, the CEIAHorner Ireland and Analog Devices.

Photographs of all the 2013 winners receiving their prizes are available here.

For further information and entry details regarding the competition in the present year, please contact r.oflaherty@ucc.ie

Lego Robot Competition for Schools 

The Robot Competition for Schools is run in conjunction with the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA) and has a typical final day in February. The competition is open to teams of 4 second year students, and has a theme like Robot Basketball. There are full competition rules that can be obtained from us. Many schools compete such as:

  • Ashton Secondary School, Cork

  • Bandon Grammar, Bandon

  • Boherbue Comprehensive School, Mallow

  • Christian Brothers College, Sydney Hill, Cork

  • Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig

  • Coláiste Mhuire, Cobh

  • Coláiste An Phiarsaigh, Glanmire

  • Douglas CS, Douglas

  • Glanmire Community College, Glanmire

  • Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, Youghal

  • Presentation College, Mardyke, Cork

  • Rochestown College, Rochestown

  • Rossa College, Skibbereen

  • Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Blarney

  • St Angela's Ursuline, Waterford

  • St Brogan's College, Bandon

  • St Vincents, St. Mary's Road, Cork

  • Ursuline Secondary School, Blackrock

For more information regarding this event such as full competition rules, Parental Permission Form (each student participating in the competition must get a parent/guardian to complete and sign this form), please contact: deirdre.debhailis(at)ceia.ie. For more information, click here.

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