Outreach and Community

First Lego League 16/17

13 June 2016

We are pleased to announce that the University of Kent will be hosting the First Lego League competition (Kent and Medway) on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2016 at our Canterbury campus.

FIRST Lego League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students which aims to encourage an interest in real world issues and to develop key skills for future careers. The students work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and programme an autonomous LEGO robot to solve a series of missions. FLL is for young people aged 9 to16 years, working in teams of up to ten students with a supporting adult coach. Further information can be found on the tournament website: http://firstlegoleague.theiet.org/about/faq/index.cfm.

Registration for the tournament is now open on the FLL website and costs £150 + VAT per team. Institutions can enter a second team for a reduced fee.

To support teams, the University will be holding a launch event in September which will allow team leaders to be introduced to the individual challenges (including an opportunity to see the competition table set up), and to talk to members of staff from the University of Kent School of Computing. It will also provide the opportunity to meet other key individuals involved in the South East Regional Lego League.

If you require any additional information about this event, please contact outreach@kent.ac.uk.




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