Minister of Education honours VEX Robotics winners

06-05-2019 02:04 PM

Amir Abdel-Massih

Egypt’s Minister of Education, Tarek Shawki, has received the secondary technical school student Bakhoum Fayez, member of the Egyptian winning team in the International VEX Robotics competition 2019. The team, which also includes Omar Abdel-Shafi and Muhammad Ali Mustafa, comes from the Advanced Industrial School in Suez, and has won the VEX Robotics Inspire Award for Arts.

Dr Shawki congratulated the winning team and commended their “honourable representation of Egypt”. He presented them with the shield of the Ministry of Education, in recognition of their performance.

Bakhoum Fayez, on behalf of the team, dedicated the award to Dr Shawki, in appreciation of his unfailing encouragement and support for innovation and creativity among Egyptian students.

The Advanced Industrial School in Suez is among schools in Egypt that have implemented the international standards of curricula STEM concerning teaching and learning based on projects. The school was named best school in Egypt in supporting scientific research, in the three successive years: 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Robotics competitions for elementary through university students tasks teams to design and build a robot using STEM skills to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. It is a subset of VEX Robotics, which is, in turn, a subset of Innovation First International. This competition includes local, regional, national, and world competitions.

VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.

Watani International

6 May 2019

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