7 Dcember 2015
By Elaine Murphy
Over 100 pupils from fourteen Cork secondary schools went head-to-head in a friendly EMC VEX Robotics tournament at St Colman’s Community College in Midleton last Friday (the 4th), ahead of the EMC VEX Robotics 2015/16 season finals in January.
The pupils’ robots competed in a mix of pre-determined challenges. The friendly tournament had the highest turnout in the EMC VEX Robotics programme since its introduction to Ireland in 2012. An even larger number is expected at the finals in January.
EMC VEX Robotics is an initiative designed to teach primary and secondary school children the value of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning and drive an interest in technology. Guided by EMC, participating schools set teams of pupils to work planning, designing and building robots programmed or remote controlled to complete particular tasks.
The EMC VEX Robotics 2015/16 season finals will take place from 28-30 January 2016.