Dell-EMC VEX Robotics IQ Competition 2018

On Wednesday the 17th of January a team of 21 girls from 5th and 6th class took part in the held in the Cork Institute of Technology. Over 20 teams from various   schools took part in this event on the 17th, the first day of a three day event. The girls have been working hard with their teachers Iníon Uí Lomasna and Iníon Uí Dhonnabhaín on designing, building and programming a robot since September. There were many tasks to be completed throughout the day e.g. a presentation to the judges on their STEM project which was on the use of robotics in the medical field. They also competed against other schools’ robots in various competitions. Our school has been taking part in this event since it began in January 2014. This year the Scoil Mhuire team won the ‘Design Award’ and also secured a place in the finals on the 1st of March. It is has been a great experience for our pupils so far to showcase all they have learnt over the last few months  and we look forward to another opportunity to do this in the finals in March. Well done to everyone involved. Watch this space for further updates, the exciting is mounting!