AFCEA International Chapter News
TOKYO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 27, 2018

Robot Rumble Rewards Young Programmers

For the second consecutive year, the chapter sponsored the Kanto Plains Robot Rumble, a March robotics competition among Tokyo-area schools. Winners received scholarships at the April chapter meeting. The Robot Rumble encourages students to work as a team and use programming knowledge to build and operate robots capable of performing simple tasks. Participating schools included Yokota Middle School, St. Maur International School, the British School in Tokyo and K. International School Tokyo. The robots were built from Lego kits and operated by a remote control containing basic instructions programmed by students. Students participated in Tag Battle, where four robots fought to become the last one standing, Save the Universe Relay, where two teams competed to move the most plastic bottles, and the Soccer World Cup. The chapter awarded four scholarships to four teams for their overall ranking, two scholarships for best teamwork, one scholarship to the best programmer and one to each winner of the Tag Battle and the Soccer World Cup. The chapter recognizes the importance of STEM education and is proud to have the opportunity to support the local community through STEM grants and scholarships.

Event Photographs:

During the chapter's March Kanto Plains Robot Rumble, students from Tokyo-area schools compete in the Save the Universe Relay.
During the chapter's March Kanto Plains Robot Rumble, students from Tokyo-area schools compete in the Save the Universe Relay.
Winners of the Kanto Plains Robot Rumble receive scholarships and certificates from the chapter at an April meeting.
Winners of the Kanto Plains Robot Rumble receive scholarships and certificates from the chapter at an April meeting.
Chapter President Scott Jarkoff (l) and Chapter Executive Vice President Tohru Okamura (r) present a certificate to Soccer World Cup Team Russia at the April meeting.
Chapter President Scott Jarkoff (l) and Chapter Executive Vice President Tohru Okamura (r) present a certificate to Soccer World Cup Team Russia at the April meeting.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Bridget Whyde
2167598039

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