The School of Engineering was delighted to collaborate with Qualcomm in upgrading CAD laboratory facilities for students to enjoy the modern computing technology in engineering.
Last autumn, Qualcomm sponsored the upgrading of the CAD lab in the Department where now students across Engineering will benefit of state of the art computing. Steve Halter (Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm San-Diego) and Paul Kelleher (Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm Cork) opened the upgraded lab.
The opening of the new lab was attended by Prof. Liam Marnane, Head of School of Engineering, Paul Ryan, Senior Director Qualcomm Cork, Prof. Prof. Paul Ross (Head of College of SEFS), Paul Kelleher, Senior Director Qualcomm Cork, Steve Halter (Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm San-Diego), Robert Donelson (Director Alumni & Development UCC), Dr. Emanuel Popovici (Director of the Embedded.Systems@UCC group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering UCC), and Prof. Peter Parbrook (Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Discipline, UCC).
The First LEGO League robot competition was brought on UCC campus for the first time by Qualcomm who were also the main sponsor of the event. Many weeks of problem-solving, teamwork and practical applications of science, technology and engineering came together at the First LEGO League Finals for Cork, hosted in University College in December 2017. Coláiste Dáibhead’s team, Na Laochra, were announced as overall winners of Cork’s First LEGO League beating off stiff competition from 10 secondary school teams from the Cork region. Na Laochra team will represent Cork in the Ireland & UK First LEGO League Finals this February in the UK (Bristol).
The FIRST® LEGO® League is a collaboration between Qualcomm, LearnIT, and UCC School of Engineering.