BCAM participates once again in the First Lego League

Imanol Gago, PhD from the Combinatorial Optimization group, is taking part in this edition

Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM participates in the FIRST LEGO League project organised in the Basque Country by Innobasque (Basque Innovation Agency). This year the researcher in charge of giving the talk is PhD student Imanol Gago, member of the Combinatorial Optimization group.

This year the FLL Euskadi challenge that the participating teams have to face through an innovative solution focuses on logistics and the transport of goods and merchandise.

In this edition, Gago will be in charge of giving one of the training workshops offered to the teams taking part in the initiative, which this year has the novelty of opening these talks to non-participating centres. In keeping with the central theme of the FIRST LEGO League, Gago will bring the young people closer to the collaboration that BCAM is carrying out together with Osakietza emergencias, whose aim is to find the optimal distribution of ambulances in the Basque Country using mathematics.

As in previous years, BCAM wanted to take part in this initiative with the aim of giving visibility to STEM careers and bringing the world of mathematics closer to the young people taking part in the challenge.

About FIRST LEGO League

FIRST LEGO League Euskadi is an international educational programme in which more than 560,000 schoolchildren between the ages of 6 and 16 from 110 countries around the world participate every year, and which seeks to awaken the interest of young people in science and technology. Through fun, group learning experiences with real thematic challenges, skills in the scientific and digital world are developed and values such as discovery, innovation, inclusion and teamwork are promoted.

FIRST LEGO League Euskadi is the benchmark STEAM Education programme in the Basque Country. It is organised by the Basque Innovation Agency, Innobasque, together with the University of Deusto, Fomento San Sebastián and Mondragon Unibertsitatea.