TCSI conquered the challenges of COVID-19 by participating at the World Robotics Competition online on 25th and 26th September 2020. Robofest is hosted by Lawrence Technological University, USA. Teams from Canada, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates & The United States of America were recognized for their extraordinary efforts and perseverance.
Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
The Award Ceremony was hosted on 17th October and at the ceremony LTU President & CEO Dr. Moudgil delivered a video message and LTU Vice President & Provost Dr. Tarek Sobh presided over a special awards session and the 2020 Robofest Online World Championship category winners were announced.
It is an honour that The City School International teams were representing UAE at this event. TCSI was awarded Team Photo Award for the 2nd time. The representatives of the Incredibot Team from the Junior division were Amaya Noor and Aafiah Asadullah while Witbot Team from the Senior division were Adam Noor and their coach, Ms Jean Soney.
The unpredictable pandemic and COVID-19 challenges were no more a hindrance to prepare students and participate at this event virtually.