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Young Academy of Scotland awarded Ingenious Grant to co-run First Lego League in Scotland


The Young Academy of Scotland working group Computing in Schools, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant.fll-header-logo.jpg

In conjunction with Lambda Jam this group will be running the First Lego League in Scotland in 2014. A grant of £29,971 has been given in order to run two competitions, one in the Central Belt and one in the north.

This funding will help to broaden participation both economically and geographically by setting up a network of volunteers who will go into their local schools and mentor participating teams. These volunteers will receive training in outreach, and as well as inspiring children in the competition, they will be able to be role models for engineering and CS as a career.

The Ingenious Grant will also enable a number of Lego Mindstorm sets to be bought and lent to schools that do not have them, allowing them to participate. It will also assist in promoting the event and interacting with potential sponsors, to set the competition on a firmer footing for future years.


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Dr Theodore Koutmeridis is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, where he co-ordinates the "Behaviour, Structure and Interventions" interdisciplinary research network. He holds a PhD in Economics from Warwick University where he was a Royal Economic Society Junior Fellow and an Onassis Scholar.

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