“Lecturers without borders” is pleased to support the FIRST Tech Challenge Romania robotics competition. It is one of the most interactive educational programs launched in Romania in 2016 by the Natie Prin Educatie Association. Affiliated to the world’s leading nonprofit in STEM Education – FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the program’s aim is to bring science and STEM education closer to high-school students in Romania and beyond.
The organization’s mission is to inspire and support future science leaders, encourage the spirit of dialogue and collaboration between young high-school students who work in teams and do science projects together. The students are engaged in activities featuring engineering, mathematics, physics, mechanics, construction and design, coding, but also marketing and communication, public speaking, fundraising, community events developing in this way their 21st century skills in real-world applications.
FIRST Tech Challenge Romania features 190 high-school robotics teams, more than 3000 students who work in teams and compete with their own built robots. The teams act as a start-up and do pitching, fundraising, business plans, engineering notebooks, they do community outreach, sign partnerships, do branding. The program goes beyond the competition and reaches wider audiences in robotics demos, presentation events, international exchanges, summer camps.
Regional Robotics Competitions, Romania – 2020
- Cluj-Napoca – February 7-9, 2020
- Timisoara – February 21-23, 2020
- Iasi – March 6-8, 2020
- Bucharest – March 20-22, 2020
National Robotics Competition
- Bucharest – April 3-5, 2020
Gabriela Ivan – Marketing Manager,