RAF Museum Midlands hosts Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge regional finals
Published on: 15 February 2018
Date: Thursday 8 March 2018
Time: 10am – 3pm
One of 25 regional heats of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge, which see students involved in “aviation missions”, takes place at Royal Air Force Museum Midlands, on Thursday 8 March 2018. The event will host 24 teams (240 students) competing for a place at the UK finals to be held at The Big Bang Fair in March.
The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge introduces student teams to real-world engineering, technology, robotics and computing challenges. The challenge aims to help students put their school learning into context and discover exciting new careers.
Each of the 24 teams taking part received free LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) resources.
The school’s student team has learnt how to build, program and control these autonomous LEGO robots to complete a series of short, exciting aviation themed missions. Students also have to research, design and present their own solution to a contemporary engineering problem faced by STEM professionals in the aviation industry.
They will be demonstrating the skills they’ve learned at these challenge events held around the country.
Research from EngineeringUK, who run the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge, shows that communicating engineering careers to young people is vital for the future of the British economy.
EngineeringUK’s Chief Executive, Mark Titterington, said:
“In order to meet the country’s demand for engineers we need to inspire more young people to consider a career in the engineering industry. Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge aims to help young people from all backgrounds understand the variety, excitement and opportunity presented by a career in engineering.”
One of the lead event sponsors is RAF100 and the theme of this year’s Robotics Challenge is in celebration of the Royal Air Force Centenary. The RAF is an organisation operating at the leading edge of technology, it is reliant upon a steady stream of young talent interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technology. With over half the workforce employed as engineers, the RAF keen to encourage more young women to consider STEM career pathways.
For more information on the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge please visit www.robotics.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk.