Between June and 31 August 2021, primary and secondary school students (9-16yrs old) can look forward to and participate in the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge to grow their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Hosted by Amazon and Science Centre Singapore, the Challenge is a complimentary, virtual learning experience curated to develop children’s creativity, problem-solving skills, and skills in STEM through immersive robot activities and games. The Challenge is open to all primary (9- 12yrs old) and secondary (13- 16yrs old) school students in Singapore.
As part of the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, Amazon and Science Centre Singapore are hosting a series of complimentary, immersive robotic-themed workshops for primary and secondary school students, ahead of the National Robotics Competition to be held in September 2021. The NRC is an annual competition organized by Science Centre Singapore that has been running for 22 years.
One of the tasks that enrolled students will need to do is code an Amazon Hercules robot, to deliver a friend’s birthday present within an allotted time. You can check the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RbJ-OFw4JQ
Here’s how students can participate in the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge:
- Step 1: Sign up via https://www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/workshops-activities/amazon-cyber-robotics-challenge to choose ONE workshop session.
- Step 2: Upon successful enrolment, participants can create an account to log in for free via https://account.gocoderz.com/login.
- Step 3: Keen students can join the National Robotics Competition in September 2021. Tune in for updates here.
The Challenge consists of the Onboarding Introductory Programme and the CoderZ Coding Challenge (online competition). The Onboarding Introductory Programme is open to primary (9- 12yrs old) and secondary school students (13- 16yrs old). By digitally navigating through Amazon’s fulfilment centre during the robotics game, children will discover how Amazon uses computer science daily to fulfil customer orders and the real-life application of programming.
Students keen to participate in the onboarding workshop can register here: https://www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/workshops-activities/amazon-cyber-robotics-challenge
“STEM education has been a key focus at Amazon and as part of our community efforts, we are constantly looking for ways to empower individuals, especially children, to develop their interest and build their skills in science and technology. Coding is the language of the future and learning it early will give students the head-start to explore their passions. As such, we are delighted to broaden our collaboration with Science Centre Singapore to make STEM skills more easily available to students across the country, including children from underrepresented communities,” said Henry Low, Country Manager, Amazon Singapore.