|Competitors in Việt Nam's National VEX IQ Robotics Championship 2022. Photo qdnd.vn|
HÀ NỘI – Twenty Vietnamese teams will attend the VEX Robotics World Championship 2023 (VEX Worlds) held in Dallas, the US, in May.
According to STEAM for Vietnam, a non-profit organisation, the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, the largest and leading non-profit educational organisation in the US organising the tournaments based on VEX Robotics technology, has approved the Vietnamese delegation to send 20 teams to compete at the VEX Worlds 2023.
Although it is the first time participating in the competition, Việt Nam ranks 5th in the number of approved teams in this event, behind the United States, China, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The 20 Vietnamese teams will be divided into 14 high-school groups and six primary-school groups.
The VEX Robotics World Championship is the world's largest VEX Robotics tournament which is held annually with the participation of more than 3,000 teams from more than 60 countries around the world.
To select the best teams to represent Việt Nam to compete at VEX Worlds 2023, STEAM for Vietnam, American Center (under the US Embassy and Consulate in Việt Nam) and Hà Nội University of Science and Technology will hold the National VEX IQ Robotics Championship 2023 on February 26 in Hà Nội.
Registering for the tournament are 145 teams with 684 students from 152 primary and secondary schools from 27 provinces and cities.
This is a large-scale robotics tournament that helps students across the country learn and practice knowledge related to science, technology, engineering and maths.
In addition, participants also develop necessary soft skills for the future such as computational thinking skills, problem-solving and teamwork.
Trần Việt Hùng, co-founder of STEAM for Vietnam, said that this is the first time 20 teams in the Vietnamese delegation were officially approved to compete with more than 3,000 other teams from around the world at the VEX Robotics World Championship 2023.
“The experience of competing at the world championship will certainly have a great impact on the awareness of the students and help them develop the skills and experiences to be able to compete in the global job market in the future,” Hùng said.
“We also hope that the first 20 teams participating in VEX Worlds 2023 will inspire many Vietnamese students to participate in robotics design and programming in Việt Nam to create a premise for the development of skilled robotics engineers in the future,” he said. – VNS