The University of Salamanca will celebrate the I First Lego League event which is being organized by the Science Park and which will take place on the 25th of February in the Hospedería Fonseca (guesthouse) Building.

First Lego League is an international program which encourages passion for science and technology in children between the ages of 10 and 16 on the basis of different learning experiences and which is celebrated in 88 countries of the world. In Spain, more than 12.000 children will work in a group in order to design, construct and program a robot, they will also develop a scientific project which will give a solution to a concrete problem that they themselves identify. These teams will present their solution proposals at the corresponding qualifying tournament. In the FLL-Salamanca, 22 teams will participate, 18 of them in the FLL category (10-16 years old) and 4 in the Junior category (6-9 years old). In total 220 children, will present their Scientific Projects, they will develop the Robot Game and will show how they do it (Core Values). The most important part is all that the children learn and discover through that experience. For that reason, FIRST LEGO League is much more than robots!

 

Contact via email parquecientifico@usal.es

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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