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Young Robotics Engineers Excel at 7th National Robotics Competition in Jordan
13th February 2012
 
N.X.T. Leaders from the Islamic Educational College are all smiles after winning the Champion's Award
 

More than 300 students from 45 schools ages 12-to-16 in Jordan participated in the 7th National Robotics Competition which was organized by the Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education (JCEE) as part of its mission and objective in developing the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators in the country.

 

The N.X.T. Leaders team from the Islamic Educational College won the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Champion's Award at the two-day event held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein at the Jubilee School.

 

More than 90 coaches and mentors participated in the event which was judged by a 42-member jury made up of professionals from national institutions and Jordanian universities.

 

The N.X.T. Leaders are now qualified to advance to the 5th Open Arab Robotics Championship in Lebanon.  They are also invited to participate in the FLL World Festival in April in the US.

 

Another five teams also qualified to advance to the Arab Robotics Championship in Lebanon.  They include the Robo King team from the King's Academy which won the "Robot Award", the Undefeatables from the Jubilee School who won the "Project Award", the Fourth Apple from the Ahlia Girls School who won the "Core Values Award", and SUMO 2 from the King's Academy and SUMO Jubilee from the Jubilee School which placed first and second respectively in the "SUMO" Award category.  

 

Other FLL winners include the Impossible Makers from the Educational Resource Center in Salt who placed first in the "Robot Performance Award" category, and the N.X.T. Leaders who placed second in that same category.

 

The action-packed weekend kicked off with the opening ceremony on Saturday under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Dr. Eid Al Dehayyat.

 

48 FLL teams spent the weekend competing with their LEGO robots.  This year's FLL challenge involved investigating and improving safe food delivery.  Six SUMO teams also participated in the national competition.

 

The JCEE specializes in training teachers in the use of advanced educational technology through three initiatives:  the King Hussein Science Garden, the Great Exploration in Math and Science (GEMS) Center, and the National Educational Center for Robotics. 

 

 

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