SEK-El Castillo and UCJC bring together over 200 young people at the First Lego League

Once again this year, the largest robotics and LEGO competition in the world took place at SEK Education Group’s SEK International School El Castillo and on the Villafranca Campus of Camilo José Cela University.

Over 200 boys and girls from thirteen school and twenty teams from across the Madrid region between the ages of 6 and 9 took part in this qualifying tournament in the Explore category, with fourteen teams with participants from the ages of 10 and 16 in the Challenge category. The FLL Madrid Qualifying Tournament will give access to the Grand Final FLL Spain. The winning teams in the Grand Final will present their solution worldwide by participating in the FLL International Tournaments.

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an innovation project in robotics, for students from 6 to 16 years of age, which seeks to arouse the interest of young people in science and technology. The students, in teams, design, build and program robots, and research and solve challenges of today’s society.

The values that are promoted in this competition are learning from other classmates, friendly competition and contribution to society. This year’s competition poses the SuperPowered challenge, meaning participants’ work will be related to energy and the energy cycle: generation, distribution, storage, consumption, new energy sources, etc.

SEK Education Group promotes STEAM culture (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) as an essential part of its students’ learning, since these skills will be required in future professions. It also places special emphasis on reducing the gender gap in science for young women and girls.

The Camilo José Cela University Computing and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CAILab) played a special role in the FLL Qualifying Tournament. The UCJC research institute for computing, artificial intelligence and information technology teaches, among other degrees, the Degree in Computer Engineering, the Degree in Biomedical Computer Engineering and the Degree in Robotics Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.

The First Lego League tournament concluded by awarding seven prizes. First of all, the ‘Soy al Ganador’ engineer award that went to  Fire Eagles, the values award went to Energy Makers and the innovation project award went to the team ROBOSEKOS. But these have not been the only prizes awarded. Also worth mentioning is the prize for the Wolverines robot, to robot accompaniment to The Next CityWildfoxes received the young talent award; and finally, the best trainer award for Lego Hackers.



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