EEP Robotics Challenge: are you ready to take your students on a journey of exploration?

Tomorrow’s Engineers has invited schools across the UK to take part in the EEP Robotics Challenge.

This isn’t just a one-off challenge, it’s a programme that gets 11-14 year olds working together to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges.

Through the challenge you can help your students develop valuable life skills like strategy, teamwork, research and self-confidence, as well as uncovering exciting new career possibilities.

The journey

The Robot Challenge

The Robot Challenge consists of a series of aviation missions. Teams try to complete as many as possible under time pressure using the unique robots they’ve built.

Robot design

After completing the aviation missions, students present the software and physical designs they’ve created for the challenge to the judges.

Research project

Students research, design and present their own solution to a contemporary engineering problem faced by STEM professionals in the aviation industry.

“All of our team are now taking GCSE computing and looking to have a STEM-based career, possibly in engineering.” - Teacher, Colchester

Applications should include a short outline of why you want to take part, how the challenge could be run in your school and what impact you expect it to have on students.

Tomorrow’s Engineers would also like to find out about your school and the work you do to widen participation in STEM. If you work with a STEM Ambassador or a local engineering company, don’t forget to highlight that in the application.

The deadline for applications is 12 July 2017.

Regional heats will be taking place in February and March 2018, with the UK final taking place at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in March 2018.

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