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ADEK Opens Registration for National Robot Olympiad Qualifier

by Eddie Rayner

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) national organiser, has opened registration for the UAE national qualifying stage of the global contest, which promotes robotics in STEM education worldwide.

Seven teams to represent the UAE in November’s WRO 2021 international finals

Registration for the national qualifiers runs until 27 August with teams of up to three students and a coach, aged between 8-19 years, from public, private and charter schools, as well as universities across the UAE eligible for three categories – Regular, Open and Future engineers. Each category has specific age restrictions; Elementary for 8-12 years old; Junior for 12-15 years old, and Senior for 15-19 years old.

Registration for WRO UAE National Robot Olympiad runs until 27 August

The qualifiers will be held virtually in September, with seven teams due to be selected to represent the Emirates in November’s online international finals. Successful competitors will develop innovative robotic solutions utilising renewable sources to address power challenges and further the use of clean and renewable energy.

Teams and individuals can register through the ADEK website: https://www.adek.gov.ae/Programmes-and-Initiatives