Teesside University is set to host the regional finals of the First Lego League Robotics Tournament - which will see up to 180 pupils from local schools taking part.
Teams of up to ten pupils will travel to Teesside University today to represent their school, designing, constructing and programming a Lego Mindstorm robot to complete a series of missions which will be battled out in timed rounds on tournament tables.
It is the fourth year that the regional final is being held at Teesside University and this year's theme focuses on improving the quality of life for senior citizens by helping them continue to be independent, engaged and connected in their communities.
– Vicky Rushin-Chape, Senior Lecturer in Computing at Teesside University
"This is an excellent opportunity for Teesside University to engage with young people who may well become the next generation of computer scientists."