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Schools Robot Competition

Posted by Francis O' Toole on October 19, 2012

The Cork Electronic Industry Association (CEIA)Schools Robot Competition – now in its 9th Year –aims to promote technological skills in school students. Each year, the competition has a theme to highlight the many ways in which engineering and technology is embedded in our lives today.

This year the theme is Firebots to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the patent for the fire extinguisher. Specifically, the competition is aimed at 2nd years. The competition is undertaken in conjunction with University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Tyndall National Institute and the support of CEIA member companies. A key aspect of the initiative is that engineers, researchers and technologists from these institutes provide mentor support for the teams and this is also an important opportunity to give the students an insight into potential careers in the industry.

CEIA also provides education support for the ICT sector through the High Tech Elec Transition Year programme and the Exploring Electronics teacher-training module, both also in collaboration with Tyndall, UCC and CIT.

This very popular High Tech Elec TY programme gives students an insight into the high tech careers open to them in industry and academia. Participating students will undertake a week of physics, electronics and technology based workshops, lectures, career talks, and industry placement, culminating in an innovation competition – the TechnoDen.

Further information for any of the above CEIA educational programmes is available on the CEIA.ie website.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Eamon Connolly

Electrical & Electronic Engineering PO CEIA

Phone: 086 2228339

connollye@ceia.ie

http://www.CEIA.ie

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