Despite the challenges of the pandemic, students from all over the world join the World Education Robot Contest (WER) as delegates representing their countries.
WER is an international competition in educational robotics where more than 1,000,000 participants who range from 3 to 18 years of age from over 50 countries and regions apply their skill set in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). A unique aspect of WER is that participants not only display what they have already done in practice sessions; they are given new and challenging tasks to achieve, allowing them to exhibit resourcefulness, creativity, persistence, and collaboration.
In 2019, Robert William C. Ang (G7C) was part of the Philippine delegation that participated in the World Championship held in China. In the Bricks Division, students were tasked to build and program their vehicular robot to perform specific tasks in an arena mat. Robert won first place alongside another team member marking a milestone for the country in the field of robotics.
This year, Robert once again joins the Philippine delegates for WER 2020. However, due to to the current pandemic, the competition will be held fully online. The Alexan team, the official partner of the WER organization, will coordinate the official run and submission of the competition videos.
Xavier School proudly congratulates Robert for his triumph last year and wishes him a successful performance in this year’s WER. May he continue to let his light brightly shine and inspire the youth to nurture and hone their interests, talents, and skills even amid challenging times.