Dell Robotics Competition

Ms. Mullane and her 5th and 6th Class have been hard at work this term! They have been chosen to take part in Dell's Robotics Competition in January 2019. This prestigious competition encompasses all aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)The world currently faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solving leaders. We already need double the number of qualified workers if we want to fill open STEM positions.The study of robotics inherently relates to all facets of STEM, and when students learn through exploration, it increases motivation and desire to succeed. The study of competitive robotics not only encompasses all four pillars of STEM education, but also encourages important life skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. We applaud Ms. Mullane and her class for the effort they have been putting in! Please find below a letter from the team. We would appreciate any help parents can give to support this initiative!

27th November 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians

This year in Kilcornan National School, 5th and 6th class students have been chosen to take part in the Dell Robotics competition.

This competition involves designing and creating a robot to take part in various different challenges. it covers subjects subjects such as Science, Technology,Coding, Computing, Engineering and Maths. There are two parts to this competition: making the robot and a written presentation on 'Maths in Everyday Life'.

We have been divided into different groups as part of this project. Our roles involve P.R, I.T, Engineering and Design, Construction, Resource Research, Testing and Recording, Artwork and Coding. Everyone has a part to play in this project.

We will be fundraising in the coming months for the costs of the arena, batteries and lots more. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

We are working on this everyday and are delighted to be involved in this project.In January when our robot is completed, we will be entered into a competition against other schools in Dell.

We thank Úna Murphy and Dell for giving us this opportunity to learn more about robots in the real world.

Thanking you,

The Robotics Projects Team

Marina Mullane

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