Thousands of Qatar’s brightest and best science students from elementary, middle and senior schools are making final preparations ahead of competing in the 2015 Qatar National Robot Olympiad (NRO), on 30-31 October 2015.
More than 1,000 students from over 400 teams representing 250 schools are registered to take part in this unique event, which is set to be the biggest yet in Qatar. The competition represents the culmination of the year-long schools robotics programme, GO ROBOT, part of Maersk Oil Qatar’s ambitious commitment to Qatar to build Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills for generations to come.
The NRO taking place at Doha’s Al Shaqab Equestrian. During the competition, students will be tasked with building and programming LEGO MINDSTORMS robots under strict time limits to complete a set of challenges under the theme of “Robot Explorers.” With the support and guidance of teachers, educators and mentors, participating students have spent the past year training to design and programme the best and fastest robots they can.The NRO will test to the limits their problem solving, engineering and programming skills as well as their teamwork and initiative.
Speaking at the event, H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry said: “It is a landmark event and a unique celebration for the budding talent of the science and technology community of Qatar. This amazing event has brought together the country’s brightest science students who have excelled themselves. I have no doubt that together you represent the very best of Qatar’s science and engineering talent. To fulfill the ambitions of the Qatar National Vision 2030, it is essential that we inspire, build and support future generations of scientists and engineers who are passionately engaged in such creative pursuits, right from a young age. This is exactly what this event has truly done.”
Dukhan English School has sent their best team to participate for this event. I was so proud since last year during National Robotic Olympiad 2014 one of my son was participated and This year, one of my daughter was participate too. She was enjoyed this event. Thank you to all coach and teacher to bringing them a lot of experience engineering and programming skills.