On Saturday the Halle Blue of the blueFACTORY at the smart living lab in Fribourg welcomed over 200 people on the occasion of the certificate awarding ceremony of the robotics workshop, organised by the EPFL Science Outreach Department in cooperation with EPFL Fribourg and the « Centre fri-tic », which provided the IT-equipment.
The 24 girls and 24 boys aged 11 to 13 years attended from September to December 2017 in Fribourg the robotics workshop entlitled for the girls Les robots, c’est l’affaire des filles and Construire et programmer un robot for boys. The participants received their certificate from Mrs Anne-Claude Cosandey, Operational Director of the EPFL Fribourg Outpost, and Mrs Farnaz Moser-Boroumand, Director of the EPFL Science Outreach Department. After the official part, the participants showed their parents and relatives the robots they had programmed during the 11 weeks’ workshop.
The interest and the enthusiasm of parents and children as well as the quality of the projects realized during this course session very well illustrate the relevancy of such workshops, which provide an introduction to coding and robotics.