Project ID - TIS001309
FIRST LEGO League Schools Competition - Ulster University School Partnerships team are currently looking for Computing, Engineering and Mathematics volunteers to mentor a group of secondary school pupils to take part in the FIRST LEGO League Tournament in January/February 2020 at Ulster University Magee Campus.

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Project offered at

Ulster University Jordanstown
BT37 0QB


Siobhan Flynn

Student Skills

Computing, Engineering

Expected Pupil Outcomes

Engineering Programming Team Work

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

Key transferable skills include: - Critical Thinking - Team Building - Presentation - Programming Skills - Time Management - Project Management - Problem Solving - Communication

Extra Information

As a mentor, you will help pupils: - Research challenges facing astronauts in space - Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology - Apply real-world Maths and Science concepts to the challenge - Participate in tournaments and celebrations - Mentor a group, approx 20 hrs, in Semester 1. Participating Schools include: - Castlederg High School, Castlederg - Coleraine College, Coleraine - Lisneal College, Derry/Londonderry - North Coast Integrated College, Coleraine - St. Joseph's, Derry/Londonderry - St. Mary's College, Derry/Londonderry - St. Patrick's & St. Brigid's College, Claudy Training will take place the week beginning 6 May 2019 on both the Magee and Jordanstown campus

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