First National Robotics Tournament Successfully Held in Hanoi
The National Robotics Tournament 2022 with VEX IQ is organized by STEAM for Vietnam at a national level for the first time in Vietnam.
|At the awarding ceremony.|
The National Robotics Tournament 2022, organized by STEAM for Vietnam, American Centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (under the US Embassy and Consulate) co-hosted by Hanoi University of Science and Technology took place on September 25 in Hanoi.
The event attracted more than 500 spectators at the official venue and nearly 15,000 followers via the online platform. With the competition of 49 competing teams from 20 provinces, the AE Nha Khi team from Hanoi-based Edison Schools Ecopark, won the first Champion of the National Robotics Tournament, after nearly 300 dramatic matches.
With the mission of bringing world-class STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to Vietnamese students completely free of charge, US non-profit organization STEAM for Vietnam and its partners have brought a playground of international standards to the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (REC).
The competition has created conditions for students in Vietnam to have the opportunity to learn and practice competing on modern robotics components like students in the US, towards the goal of being able to participate in competitions in different countries.
The Champion Team will have the opportunity to participate in intensive training sessions and receive support from leading Vietnamese and international experts on VEX Robotics, aiming for the VEX Robotics World Championship 2023 - the largest robotics in the world, held every May in the US.
|The Champion team will have the opportunity to aim for the VEX Robotics World Championship 2023.|
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper praised the determination and skill of Vietnam's young learners.
"Today I had the chance to see almost 60 outstanding student robotics teams competing in the first National Robotics Tournament as a result of a collaboration between the American Center in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, STEAM for Vietnam, and Hanoi University of Science and Technology. I cannot express how impressed I am with their talent, ambition, and intelligence. They really make me believe in the bright future of Vietnam!" said Marc Knapper.
With 49 teams from 20 provinces participating in the official competition in Hanoi, the National Robotics Tournament 2022 has proven to be a professional playground with international quality, a source of motivation and inspiration for the engineering industry and robotics to students across the country, said Dr. Tran Viet Hung, CEO of STEAM for Vietnam Foundation.
The National Robotics Tournament marks the milestone of STEAM for Vietnam getting closer to the goal of leveraging technology to popularize Computer Thinking for 5 million Vietnamese students in the next three years. And beyond is to equip the future generation of Vietnam with a strong STEAM education with world-class and the most advanced technology to compete globally.
|49 competing teams from 20 provinces take part in the competition.|
On the occassion, the signing ceremony of strategic cooperation between Hanoi University of Science and Technology and STEAM for Vietnam also took place.
Through this, Hanoi University of Science and Technology and STEAM for Vietnam officially become strategic partners in the development of STEAM educational programs to train competitive human resources in the regional and international markets.
Hanoi University of Science and Technology will support resources and resources in the National Robotics Tournament, extending efforts with STEAM for Vietnam to become an inspiration and join hands to create the future generation of global engineers. .
STEAM for Vietnam Foundation was founded in May 2020. In only two years, the foundation has been successfully developing the technology ecosystem, creating innovative educational content, and implementing novel education models to provide over 20 thousand students across Vietnam with courses in computational thinking, computer science, and robotics and receiving great feedback from schools, families, and students.
In 2021, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and STEAM for Vietnam Foundation also have signed a new long-term partnership to provide children in Vietnam with equitable learning opportunities on STEAM related areas, both online and offline, which meet globally recognised standards.
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