WAAW FOUNDATION AT 2013 WRO NATIONALS COMPETITION

WAAW FOUNDATION AT 2013 WRO NATIONALS COMPETITION

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LEGO EDUCATION, one of our 2013 STEM camp sponsors were honoured to receive our camp participants at their 2013 World Robots Olympiad(WRO) Nationals Competition program which took place on Monday, 30th September, 2013 at the Oriental Hotel Banquet Hall, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

As part of our mission is to create a long term relationship for our camp participants and encourage a continuous peer networking in STEM after camp experiences. The following girls attended the 2013 WRO nationals: Ayodele Hope, Martins Iyimide, Dolapo Nurudeen, Ugochukwu Peace, Ogen Grace, Ogunjuowo Comfort, Adegeye Adesola, Oyeledun Yetunde, Akindileni Oluwafeyikunmi, Olufemi Joy and Saliu Khadijat.

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They were exposed to a new LEGO Education Robot, Mindstorms EV3, from the designer Pelle Peterson. The Model overview of the Mindstorms EV3 are Gyro boy, Robot Educator, Puppy, Tank Bot, Robot Arm H25, Colour Sorter, Spinner Factory, Elephant, Znap, Remote control, and Stair climber.

The Elephant was designed by Pelle Peterson and two freelance designers. This animal model features EV3 color sensor, Touch sensor, one medium motor, & two large motors. It uses the EV3 intelligent Brick buttons as interactive features, which makes the programming more complex. The touch sensor is used to position the trunk, and the color sensor is used to position the head. The elephant was designed to be lifelike and trumpet! The designers made the trunk to move up and down, using lots of mechanics but only one motor and they were able to make the elephant walk forward.

When children construct artefacts in the world, they simultaneously construct knowledge in their minds. During our STEM camp, our participants learnt how to build, design and program a robot similar to the new robot, EV3 but of less programming. These girls are much excited and could not wait to lay their hands on these new Models of Mindstorms EV3 in our next year STEM camp.

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2014 Robotics and renewable Energy camp will use this model has a learning aid for our girls. We acknowledge Collaboration, which is about recognizing that while we learn on an individual basis, we need others in order to develop and complete our learning. This camp will create opportunity to form Peer support networks by learning to engage effectively in dialogue with peers, sharing ideas and building on top of contributions by others.

For Partnership and Sponsorship opportunity for the 2014 STEM Camp for African Girls, kindly email: info@waawfoundation.org or tolu@waawfoundation.org

 
Tolulope Owajoba
tolu@waawfoundation.org
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