Syria comes third in Open Junior competition at 2018 Robot finals

Chiang Mai/Thailand, SANA – Syria came third in the Junior high category of the Open competition at 2018 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) finals currently held in Chiang Mai city in Thailand, with the participation of 400 teams representing 40 countries.

Russia had the first place followed by Romania which scored the second place of the same category.

The Syrian winning team included Nashta Surobian and Karim al-Assad from Sawa School and coaches Loai Abu al-Dahab and Alia al-Hamwi.

National Representative to the World Robot Olympiad, Mouhib al-Nuqari underlined the importance of such competitions in encouraging students to exploit their real capabilities, maximize their true potential and push them to excel in scientific and technical fields.

Six robotics teams are taking part in the 3-day global event which kicked off on October, 16th.

They include the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Faculty team from Damascus University which will compete in the College category, two teams from Sawa School and the Syrian Computer Society will participate in the Open category and three teams from the Syrian Computer Society and the National Center for Distinguished Students will take part in the regular competition.


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