Vietnamese Students To Compete At VEX Robotics World Championship
Vietnam's National VEX IQ Robotics Championship 2023 took place for two consecutive days over the weekend of Feb 25-26, with 143 teams competing in a total of 1,800 matches. The players are from more than 170 primary and secondary schools in 33 provinces across the country. The event has attracted nearly 2,000 audiences at the stadium of Hanoi University of Sciences and Technology and 20,000 viewers via the online platform.
The winners of the Excellence Award, the highest award at the national championship, are Team 15167A - SWITCH (Hanoi) of the Primary school league; and Team 60752G - MISSION POSSIBLE (Hanoi) of Secondary school league. Team 15167A - SWITCH (Hanoi) also won the Teamwork Champion Award.
|The National VEX IQ Robotics Championship 2023 was held on February 25-26 at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Photo: The National VEX IQ Robotics Championship 2023's Organizing Committee).|
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Championship, US Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Melissa Bishop emphasized the important role of education cooperation in strengthening Vietnam-US relations.
"Our relationship has spread to so many different areas, not only trade and economics but to education and cultural exchanges. This is the first year that Vietnam will have representatives participating in the tournament in the United States. It is important to bring young Vietnamese and American students together, especially when the Vietnamese students can compete in the United States. It makes our partnership stronger and will help us elevate the relationship to a strategic partnership," said the US Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam.
|The US Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Melissa Bishop spoke at the closing ceremony of the Championship in Hanoi (Photo: The National VEX IQ Robotics Championship 2023's Organizing Committee).|
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership. The US Mission to Vietnam committed to strengthen the cooperation with Vietnamese partner in the fields of science and technology education and training. The US Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam hoped that this Championship will help Vietnamese young talents to explore their creativity and the integration of natural sciences into technology, engineering, mathematics.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, co-founder of STEAM for Vietnam, Dr. Tran Viet Hung stressed that the Vietnamese teams worked hard to be qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship. This will inspire the young generation of the "can do" mindset, also to encourage more children to study designing and programming and engineering, making their first steps to become future engineers.
Notably, STEAM for Vietnam, the American Center (under the US Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam) and Hanoi University of Science and Technology will continue to support the Vietnamese teams in the upcoming VEX Robotics World Championship 2023 in Texas. The teams will receive sponsorships as well as training to improve robotics skills, social and communication skills.
|A total of 19 teams from Vietnamese will compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship 2023 in Texas (US) (Photo: The National VEX IQ Robotics Championship 2023's Organizing Committee).|
More about the Organizing Committee of the National VEX IQ Robotics Championship
Founded in May 2020, STEAM for Vietnam is an American non-profit organization with the mission of promoting activities related to STEAM education in Vietnam (STEAM stands for: S - Science, T - Technology, E - Engineering, A - Art and M - Mathematics).
The American Center (AC) is a public space for visitors to forge their own personal and virtual connections with the United States through access to U.S. information, English language learning, U.S. educational advising, premium technology, exchange opportunities, and dynamic programming in a safe and welcoming environment.
Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) founded 1956, is the first and largest technical university in Vietnam.
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