Economists have determined that approximately one third of economic growth is influenced by technological change. That is why innovation and technological advancements are critical to the survival of any economy. Therefore, developing culture and skills of technological innovation within the communities in which we live and work has become a focus for governments and societies worldwide.
One of the main mandates of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the ICT sector in Egypt.
Among many strategic initiatives that have been developed to contribute to this promotion come the capacity building programs. Capacity building programs are directed to students to provide the necessary education and training in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship that the current education system lacks.
Building on global studies' recommendations to embed entrepreneurship education at early stages, while expanding the government support for innovation and entrepreneurship, TIEC has taken the initiative to launch an ambitious program under the name of TIEC-FLL with the aim of supporting and training students in public schools in the area of robot design innovation.
TIEC Sponsored Schools:
Consistent with its role in fostering innovation in Egypt and reinforce young talents,
TIEC has taken the following role in the competition:
1. Supporting 30 public schools (planned to be increased) geographically distributed over 17 governorates all over the country including :
- Affording the registration fees of schools in the competition.
- Providing the Play Ground for training.
- Providing Robot Kits for the implementation of tasks and training.
2. Organizing a 3-day training camp for teachers covering:
- Concepts and the basics of creativity.
- Fundamentals and techniques of robots.
- Requirements and stages of the Egypt's Robotics Championship.
3. Supporting the finals of Egypt's Robotics Championship.
Previous Egypt's Robotics Championship- TIEC FLL 2015:
The competition was held at TIEC, Smart village in April, 2015 with the participation of 72 teams (~700 students).
TIEC trained and sponsored teams from 27 public schools to enroll in the competition. Twenty seven awards were distributed,
five of which were hunted by TIEC-sponsored schools.
Upcoming Egypt's Robotics Championship- TIEC FLL 2016:
Egypt's Robotics Championship 2016 is held at TIEC, Smart Village on Fri 18 and Sat 19 March 2016 under the auspicious of The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, with strong focus of media coverage.
The event will be held for two days from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
World Robotics Championship @USA 2016:
The winning team from Egypt's Championship qualifies to represent Egypt in the final competition in the United States of America, where teams from more than 80 countries compete for valuable prizes and scholarships offered by the largest international scientific institutions.
This event will take place by the end of April, 2016.
TIEC - FirstT Lego League 2016 - Training Workshop for Teachers
First Lego League
FLL Egypt Competition
WHAT IS FIRST LEGO LEAGUE?
Tomorrow's innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program's signature Core Values.
Proven, verifiable impact!
The positive impact FIRST LEGO League has on participants is gratifying and well documented.
Over 88% are more interested in doing well in school, and 87% have more interest in attending college.
FIRST LEGO League teams get to:
- Research challenges facing today's scientists
- Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO ® MINDSTORMS ® technology
- Apply real-world math and science concepts
- Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
- Participate in tournaments and celebrations
- Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism ®
Each year FIRST LEGO League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.
Each Challenge has three parts: The Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League Partners.
Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By designing our Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles that naturally come from participating in the program.
Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.
TRASH TREK CHALLENGE
We're not talking trash – we're cleaning it up!
In the 2015 FIRST LEGO League TRASH TREKSM Challenge, more than 233,000 children ages 9 to 16 from over 80 countries will explore the fascinating world of trash. From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your trash than meets the eye. Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a Trash Trek to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world of trash!
Welcome to the Season, Project (YouTube video)
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Challenge Document - Includes Robot Game & Project
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