ENKATECH ROBOT TEAM ( #6985 )
As Enkatech Robot Team, we have won various awards in the competitions we have participated since 2017 and received many awards. Thanks to our achievements, we had the opportunity to represent our country in the international First Championship (FRC) final held in the USA. The team we have established continues to grow and develop under the control of our students. In addition to making robots, students have made great progress in many areas such as teamwork, work sharing, communication, security, foreign language and algorithmic thinking.
WHAT IS FIRST ?
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
FIRST was founded in 1989 by the inventor Dean Kamen. The aim is to increase the interest of young people in science and technology. The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a robot competition which the Foundation organises every year. The teams try to make their robot achieve certain tasks based on a different theme each year. The first FRC took place in 1992 in a gym in New Hampshire with the participation of 28 teams. Now, more than 250 students from the USA, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Australia, Turkey, China, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Chile, the UK, Taiwan, Singapore, the UAE and Turkey participate in the FRC.
ENKA Technical Schools in World Robot Olympiad
Our school’s EnkaTech Lego Team has achieved great successes in World Robot Olympiad WRO Tournament. We had the right to represent our country abroad for two consecutive years. We got degrees both in open and regular categories by going firstly to India and then to China and to Philippines the next year. With these robots, our team had the opportunity to develop themselves in mechanical design and software. The most important feature of these competitions is the importance it attaches to teamwork. Thus, our students have made a lot of progress.
What is WRO?
The World Robot Olympics (WRO) is an event that aims to raise awareness about science and robotics among young people. The WRO develops the skills of students throughout the world, from primary school to university, by organising “thoughtful and educational robot tournaments and activities” which test their abilities to generate ideas and their problem-solving skills.
In the First Lego League 2017 Istanbul regional tour, our Technical High School team “ENKAlegoteam” came second among 36 teams and won the right to take part in the national tournament. Our Science and Technology team received an award for professionalism, celebrating gentlemanly conduct.
What is FLL?
This tournament, officially known as the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL), is s a global, unifying, equalising event that builds self-confidence, promotes inquiry and encourages team work. In Turkey, it has been organised since 2005 thanks to the efforts of volunteers and supporters under the name ‘Science Heroes Meet Us’.