We recently sponsored an outreach event organised by UTAR – Robo-Olympics 2014. This event was organised as a workshop cum mini competition where high-school kids were shown how to build simple electronic robots. The purpose of this competition is to inculcate an interest in engineering among the young.
We are always supportive of STEM based outreach programmes.
The categories in the competition were Walkie-Doggie Race, Transformer Gymnastics, Floor-Turtle Gymnastics, Robo Tug-of-War, Automation Systems, LED Running Lights Programming and Logo Programming, all aimed to test the students’ skills in putting to practice the prior knowledge learnt at SESDMP.
Among the sponsors of the Robo Olympics 2014 were Dream Catcher Consulting Sdn Bhd, Myreka Technologies Sdn Bhd, Aeste Works Sdn Bhd and Agilent Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The winner and runner-ups of the Robo Olympics 2014 would showcase their robots at the KLESF 2014 which will be held at the Kuala Lumpur National Science Centre from 25 to 27 April 2014. The KLESF is a collaborative initiative by UTAR, the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), the Institution of Engineers (IEM), the Malaysian Industry- Government for High Technology (MIGHT) and the National Science Centre (NSC) to promote STEM education.
The KL Engineering & Science Fair was held last weekend.