Taohoatre: The Vietnam Robotics team is preparing to enter the international competition

Young talent

(Translated from Vietnamese)

The 2020 FIRST Global Challenge organized with the theme “Connecting Communities to connect the young community of STEAM enthusiasts around the world, is a playground for talented and creative young people in technology.”

The FIRST Global Challenge is a place to make friends with young and talented STEAM-passionate students from more than 168 countries around the world and apply useful skills to their lives.

It is known that each week, the Organizing Committee (FGC) will assign 2 different challenges to teams, requiring creativity, technical skills such as: aircraft shooting mechanism, model design, … as well as other challenge is in favor of culture, art, expressing the identity of each ethnic group. Teams always have to find ways to express their creativity in the international marketplace.

Compared to previous years, the number of members participating in FIRST Global 2020 Vietnam has increased 4 times, these are outstanding faces from the competition held at FPT University Hanoi at the end of July.

21 teams from 21 high schools in many provinces and cities joined forces at FPT University, Hoa Lac campus on July 26.

FIRST Global has inspired the Vietnamese team to return to their home country to create many new playgrounds for STEAM. The biggest success is the Vietnam STEAM Challenge – a contest modeled after the 2019 FIRST Global Challenge, which has created a huge buzz, leaving many impressions and inspiring STEAM to many young generations.

Achievements

Team Vietnam is a robotics team representing Vietnam participating in the FIRST Global Challenge international robotics competition in 2017 in the US, 2018 in Mexico, and 2019 in the UAE.

In 2019, Team Vietnam ranked 102nd out of 189 participating countries and became one of the six teams that won the Mansa Musa Award for their community building efforts and sponsorship efforts.

In 2017, the FIRST Global Challenge international competition was held for the first time in Washington, United States of America, the Vietnamese team was recognized as a potential team (ranked 57th out of 163 participating teams, with versatility in robot design and engineering is appreciated.

In 2018, the Vietnamese team participated in the second FIRST Global Challenge international competition held in Mexico capital with the theme of energy, achieved 12th place out of 161 teams and was awarded Bronze Medal in the Design Prize Mechanical design.



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