THE Philippine Robotics Team, organized by the Data Science and Technology Corporation with support from Wyeth Nutrition through the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators Program, brought home close to 200 medals at the 18th International Robot Olympiad held in Beijing, China.
The young delegates comprising over 70 students from 18 schools made the country proud with 19 Gold, 19 Silver, 31 Bronze and 123 Technical Awards.
The IRO is an annual Robotics competition participated by over 1,000 students from over 20 countries. Robotics enthusiasts as young as 9 years old who exemplified creativity and advanced robotics knowledge and skills were encouraged to develop and build robots for specific missions designed by the IRO committee.
Wyeth Nutrition, with its commitment to help nurture a child’s potential for greatness, presented the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators Special Award to 15 of the youngest delegates from the Junior Creative category for their achievements in the success of the Philippine Robotics Team. Among the special awardees are Bianca Nicole Casimiro, Chelsea Lianne T. Gomez, Zara Alexandra Genuino, Bjorn Isaac Costes Escalona, Jaden Coen Reyes, Raphael Antonio Caguiat from De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School, Andrew Brian T. So, Ethan Brook L. Ong, Matthew Riley C. Raymundo, Daphne Anjanique Ng Tan, Alyssa C. Yao, Francine Mae E. Ang from Jubilee Christian Academy and Ezekiel Godwin Torres, Jonathan Gilbert Ignacio, Zandra Pauline Chavez from Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba. They were presented during the ceremonies hosted by DSTC and Philippine Robotics Team partner, Wyeth Nutrition.
Joseph Jacob, Chairman of The National Science & Technology Fair of the Department of Education, said he hopes that this achievement will continue to inspire parents in supporting their kids. “Dear parents, may you never get tired of providing the much needed guidance to your kids as they pursue their love for science.”