Seabrook visits CIT for schools robotics competition

By January 19, 2017 News No Comments
Robert Kavanagh of Seabrook with students from Cork Educate Together NS and teacher Brian Glanville at the Vex IQ Crossover Challenge finals

 

Seabrook would like to wish the sixth class students from Cork Educate Together National School the very best of luck as they compete in the Vex IQ Crossover Challenge finals in CIT today.

The students, led by their teacher Brian Glanville, are taking part in the Dell-sponsored worldwide competition from Vex Robotics that sees teams tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world. More than 10,000 teams from 32 countries play in over 750 game-based engineering tournaments.

Cork Educate Together is one of 51 local schools competing in Nexus Hall in CIT over two days and we were delighted to get involved, sponsoring the team’s t-shirts and posters, both of which were designed by the kids themselves. Members of the Seabrook team were also attending today to cheer on the sixth class competitors.

It’s an invaluable opportunity for primary school children to put classroom STEM concepts to the test and instill a love of technology and learning that will stand to them in later life, something we here at Seabrook are passionate about.

VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamworkleadershipcommunications, and more.

For more information, visit www.vexrobotics.com