Widening Participation Unit
LEAP - Robotics Program
Macquarie University students and staff have brought LEGO robots and delivered teacher training to Miller High School, Arthur Philip High School, Auburn Public School, Auburn Girls High School, St. Mary's High School, Lismore High School, Chifley High School, Blacktown High School, and Launceston Christian School. In addition, several of these schools have participated in the FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition. The program typically culminates with a visit to the Macquarie University campus where students are introduced to the various science and engineering facilities of the University.
Robotics program has been engaging students in exciting and hands-on science and technology activities.
LEAP Robotics has been extremely well received and schools repeatedly return for additional programs. Students at one school were so enthusiastic after participating in the program that they remained in school for two additional years, will complete their Year 12 studies and intend to attend university.
This program is funded by the Australian Government's Higher Education Participation Program (HEPP). In addition, teacher training was also supported by a grant received from Google's Computer Science 4 High School (CS4HS) Program.
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