The Faculty of Engineering (FE) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU)and Techno Future Lebanon organized for the second year the "5th VEX Robotics Competition in Lebanon" on March 16 and 17, 2018.
The competition, presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, is officially the largest and fastest-growing middle and high school robotics program, globally, as observed by the Guinness Book of World Records 2016.
Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, taking guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round in a variety of matches. In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills, such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. VEX prepares students to become future innovators with 95 percent of participants reporting an increased interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.
On the first day, the competition heated up among 20 teams from 15 different Lebanese universities until "webot" from the Lebanese University-Tripoli won the “#VEXU (VEX University) Excellence Award” and ‘Hope of Palestine’ won the “#ROBOGEE Excellence Award.”
On the second day, "IQties" | Creoscendo Center won the “#VEXIQ Excellence Award”. More than 24 teams from Middle Schools all over Lebanon competed in the VEX IQ which is a snap-together robotics system designed to offer young students a rich and exciting introduction to the areas of STEM. The system encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership for students as young as second grade, expanding to challenge students through eighth grade (ages 8-14)!
"Error 404" | Creoscendo Center won the “#VEXEDR Excellence Award.” 17 teams from different Lebanese High Schools and Robotics Clubs competed in the VEX EDR competition. This competition offers students a rich and exciting platform to immerse themselves in the areas of STEM through the fun of building robots. A highly versatile construction system allows students to build whatever they can imagine using the parts and tools to build the robot. Geared at all experience levels and for middle through high school aged students.
Three High School students were chosen by the judges to be the recipients of three full one-year scholarship at NDU in any major of their choice. The scholarship recipients are:
- Joseph Hajj (Dhour Shweir Public Secondary School)
- Rita Tabbash (David Karam High School)
- Joe Barhouch (SSCC Kfarhbab)
Congratulations to our VEX Robotics Competition winners!