How will students work?
Working in teams of 3 to 5 people, Students will develop applications for the Raspberry Pi utilizing either Scratch or Python programming languages. Winning entries will demonstrate innovation, creativity, and programming skills by delivering applications that make a difference for Lebanon Applications should emphasize providing better services for others, making everyday tasks simpler, and delivering relevant information.
In support of the competition IEA will train and support teachers so that they are able to guide their students throughout the competition.
Students will unleash their creativity to come up with practical solutions to real-life situations. The program provides them with learning opportunities to build their problem solving, collaboration, and even entrepreneurial skills that will take them far beyond just learning to code. While creating their project under the guidance of their teachers, they will work in teams with their peers and get support from local and international experts. The activities are very enriching, great fun, and purposeful. Students will gain skills and at the same time will make a difference in Lebanon.
What are the stages of the program?
- Launch of the competition
- Initiation of projects
- Support for teachers and teams of students
- The competition
What is the judging criteria?
Entries will be scored on
- Relevance to benefitting Lebanon
- Team passion
- Economical cost
- Commercial and entrepreneurial potential
Where will I get the Raspberry Pi from?
IEA is helping secure the purchase of a Raspberry Pi at the cost available online and is working to secure donations of Raspberry Pi to public school student teams.
The Raspberry Pi boards will be supplied by IEA free of charge to students of public schools and at cost to all other participants, or even to any school child.
How do I enter the competition?
Register by completing the online entry form.
Can I join independently if I am a High School Student?
You need to have the consent of your principal and preferably to have 2 students joining with you
How are entries submitted?
Entrants must submit their entries by March 15th, 2018. Entries must include:
- Proof of working in a format (video, photos) of your choice
- A short description, one paragraph
- A brief summary of the project, not more than 500 words.
- A comprehensive build guide, or in more friendly language – show others how you did what you did. This must include: A bill of materials for any additional hardware
- Instructions or a presentation of the project for use on YouTube
More questions? Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.