The American School of Doha (ASD) will represent Qatar in the ‘World Robot Olympiad’ (WRO) in South Korea next month after beating nine other participating schools in the gruelling third ‘Qatar National Robot Olympiad’ held at the Qatar Independent Technical School (QITS) on Sunday.
The annual robotics event was hosted this year by Edutech, a leading provider of educational solutions and services, together with QITS.
Presenting the winner’s LEGO brick trophy and certificates to the winning students were Abdulla Al Aziz Al Sahlawi, Manager Corporate Training, Qatar Petroleum; Mohammed Bahlool, General Manager, QITS, and Harish Nair, Head Business Development, Edutech Qatar.
Supported by the WRO Committee, LEGO Education and Qatar Petroleum, and attended by representatives from the Supreme Education Council, Qatar University, Qatar Foundation and ictQATAR, the competition was participated in by 18 teams from leading high schools across the country.
Among the participating institutions were Al Khor International School, Khalid Bin Walid School, Hamza Independet School, Bilial Bin Rabeh School, Doha College, American School Doha, Qatar Academy, Mozah Bint Mohammed, Doha Independent School, and Qatar Independent Technical School.
“We congratulate the American School of Doha team for their deserving win, after garnering the highest score on the tasks and proving their exceptional creative and technical skills in the field of robotics,” said Mohammed Bahlool.
“The significant interest of young students in participating in this undertaking underlines the growing relevance of robotics in creating future scholars in the all-important realms of the sciences and technology,” added Bahlool.
The contest was sponsored by Holmes Glenn Qatar, Consolidated Gulf Company, Qatar Computer Services, Fal Travel Mart and Amwaj. The jury members were Dr Theodore Chiasson, Dean of Information Technology, CNAQ; Yousif B Al Tahir, Head General Skills, Qatar Petroleum; and Dr. Uvais Quidwai, Asst. Professor of Computer Engineering, Qatar University.
“We have been one of the driving forces behind the ‘Qatar National Robot Olympiad’ since its initial staging, and we are proud of the success it has seen only three years since it was launched,” said ASF Karim, CEO, Edutech.
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