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As part of the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, Amazon and Science Center Singapore are hosting a series of immersive free robotic themed workshops for elementary and high school students, ahead of the National Robotics Competition
Singapore – Media Utrich – May 28, 2021 – (NASDAQ: AMZN) – To spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at a young age, Amazon Singapore Collaborates with Science Center Singapore to host Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge From now until August 31, 2021. Open to all primary and secondary school students in Singapore, the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge is a free virtual learning experience designed to develop children’s creativity and problem-solving skills and spark interest in STEM through immersive robot activities and games.
The Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge will equip students with the tools and skills to learn and practice the fundamentals of computer science and coding in the lead up to National Robotics Competition (Norwegian Refugee Council) Scheduled for September. The NRC is an annual competition organized by the Science Center of Singapore and has been running for 22 years.
The challenge consists of the Introductory Program Onboarding and the CoderZ Coding Challenge (online competition). The Onboarding introductory program is open to elementary school students (9 to 12 years old) and high school students (13 to 16 years old). Through the challenge, interested students can almost attend prep workshops hosted by the Science Center Singapore. One of the tasks that the participants will need to do is the Amazon Hercules robot code, to present a birthday gift to a friend within the allotted time. As they move digitally through Amazon’s Fulfillment Center during the robotics game, they’ll discover how Amazon uses computer science every day to fulfill customer demands and see how coding is applied in real life.
Students wishing to participate in the preparation workshop can proceed to register here, no previous experience required: https://www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/workshops-activities/amazon-cyber-robotics-challenge
“STEM education has been a central focus at Amazon, and as part of our community efforts, we are constantly looking for ways to empower individuals, especially children, to develop their interests and build their STEM skills. Programming is the language of the future and learning it early will give students a head start to explore As such, we are delighted to extend our collaboration with Science Center Singapore to make STEM skills more readily available to students across the country, including children from underrepresented communities. ” Henry Lu, Country Director, Amazon Singapore.
Joanna Tan, CEO, Wish the Children GoodHe said, “If I wish the best to the children, we are very grateful for our beneficiaries this opportunity to experience the world of robotics.”
In-flight introductory program: An elementary school workshop on site at the Singapore Science Center
Amazon collaborated with Science Center Singapore for Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge Builds on 2020 STEM Pilot Program Allow elementary and high school students free access to online courses to complete home learning amid COVID-19.
Appendix: How to get involved in Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge
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About Singapore Science Center
Singapore Science Center, a non-formal educational institution and a leading regional science center, along with its host of attractions, underscores the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through a unique mix of exhibitions, educational programs and events. A patron of creativity and innovation, the Science Center of Singapore has had the development of scientific developments for nearly four decades.
The center and its partners have played a pivotal role in changing the way students and the public interact with and learn about STEM. Since 1977, the center has welcomed more than 30 million visitors and has inspired more than 1,000 exhibits spread over 14 galleries and outdoor exhibition spaces.
The center’s range of attractions include the Omni-Theater, Snow City, and KidsSTOP ™. The Omni-Theater is an immersive dual-technology entertainment educational destination with the largest smooth dome screen in Southeast Asia and features the world’s newest and brightest 8k full-digital dome system. Snow City is the only permanent indoor snow center in Singapore to offer an arctic-inspired experience at Singapore’s first ice fair and snow room. KidsSTOP ™ – where every child gets to imagine, experience, discover and dream – is the first children’s science center in Singapore to offer an enriching experience through purposeful play for children between the ages of 18 months to 8 years. For more information, please visit the website www.science.edu.sg .
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