Students from secondary schools around Munster (Christ King Cork, Christian Brothers School Charleville, Colaiste Daibhead, SMGS Blarney, St Colman’s College Fermoy, Christian Brothers School Cork) presented their projects at the grand final of the FIRST Lego League on May 8th.
This event is all about providing hands-on STEM experience to these students through three FIRST® LEGO® League programmes, delivered throughout Ireland by the IET and Learnit.
Our own event was overseen by staff from the School of Engineering and Architecture, UCC and students from the Engineers without Borders Society took place in the Student Hub recently. The competition was opened by Professor Sarah Culloty, Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, followed by introductions from Dr Emanuel Popovici of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at UCC and Ethan Hussey from the Engineers without Borders society (EWB).
Rose Delaney from the EWB Society commented:
Read more"We were delighted to be part of the FIRST Lego League. Inspiring future engineers and scientists is at the heart of EWBs mission as we strive to build a more sustainable future for all. Events such as this one allow young students to experience what it is like to be an engineer in a very enjoyable way."