The robots are coming…

Published on 11/02/2020 by DTHACK

North West students will descend on Blackpool and The Fylde College's state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Centre later this month to compete in a robot challenge.

The Tomorrow's Engineers programme sees students build robots using LEGO.

The challenge day consists of speed, design, solution development and teamwork sessions marking the completion of a 10-week extra-curricular or in-school programme with students learning how to build and control robots.

The Blackpool event is being coordinated by STEMFirst, a Lancashire-based educational consultancy.

STEMFirst director Helen Heggie said: "STEM is everywhere in our world, with technology and ‘connectivity’ expanding at a rapid rate.

"Bringing together young people with STEM professionals working together on exciting challenges showcases the exciting possibilities of a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.

"Competitions such as Tomorrow's Engineers are essential to help students develop all kinds of skills that will be useful wherever life takes them."

B&FC's engineering curriculum leader Adam Plummer is making sure everything runs smoothly on the day.

"B&FC teaches robotics to science and engineering students in further and higher education. We're looking forward to seeing future generations of engineers and scientists show us what they're made of by putting their robotics knowledge to the test."