2 teams from Vinschool’s GATE Center receive awards in the FIRST Lego League 2019

Wednesday, 06/03/2019, 16:03 (GMT+7)

On the 12 and 13 January 2019, the two STEM teams from Vinschool were in Ho Chi Minh to take part in the FIRST National round of the Lego League 2019. Despite long and intense hours of competition, and thanks to the confidence & proactivity gained from studying at the GATE Center, the 2 teams achieved great results.

FIRST Lego League is an international applied-science contest held annually, comprising of 2 rounds: a national and an international round. The contest has attracted participation from over 320,000 students in over 98 countries around the world.

Vinsers take part in their FIRST Lego League.

Vinsers from Ha Noi & Ho Chi Minh city win prizes for ROBOT – GAMES programming

On the 12 and 13 January 2019, the two STEM teams from Vinschool were in Ho Chi Minh to take part in the FIRST National round of the Lego League 2019. Despite long and intense hours of competition, and thanks to the confidence & proactivity gained from studying at the GATE Center, the Vinsers achieved great results.

The contest has 3 main rounds: Presentation of a research project, the project’s core values, and a robot game challenge.

In the robot programming category, the STEM team from Vinschool Ha Noi was awarded the Robot – Games prize, the only team to be awarded this honor out of all 33 teams in the category. No less outstanding, the STEM team from Vinschool Ho Chi Minh was also the sole team presented with the Robot – Games honor and were recognized as being among the top 10 most outstanding teams.

These results are a small measure of the efforts of both students and teachers at the Vinschool’s GATE Center. Here, the students are methodically taught using the most advanced pedagogy approaches from developed countries, covering 4 main areas: Knowledge, Skills, Project implementation ideas, and Confidence.

STEM experts and instructors have also developed customized learning paths to assist Vinsers in pursuing their passions, develop their personal talent, and orienting their future career goals. The GATE Center covered 100% of the costs for students to take part in training on the assembly and application of robotics, as well as courses on scientific research methodology, and supplemental skills such as presentation, leadership and team work skills…

Tue Minh, student from class 9A3, from the GATE Center’s team from Ha Noi happily shared: “What I like most at the GATE Center is that the teachers are very attuned to our psychological needs. Not only do instructors provide close guidance, they also understand each of our the strengths and  assign us different tasks appropriate to our capacity”.

Vinsers confidently present their product before the panel of Judges.

Competing for the first time in the FIRST Lego League 2019, aside from the honor of awards, the most important thing that the students gained was the chance to learn, make friends, and compete with other students from around the country. The Competition has increased these Vinsers passion for science, and most importantly, honed essential skills such as teamwork, presentation and problem-solving.

For more information about the First Lego League, Parents can learn more at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/.