Natie Prin Educatie Association is is a force in the STEM education field (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) whose purpose is to create a strong bond between STEM high-schools, universities and the business environment in Romania.
The concept of the FIRST Tech Challenge program is more than just building a robot. It includes team-work, project-work, entrepreneurial spirit, having initiative and problem solving skills, volunteering. The program activities are promoted in order to develop the technical competences as well as non-technical ones.
The REGISTRATION for the Robotics Championship this year started on June 1st and will close on October 15, 2018. The program allows high-school students to apply, classes from 9 to 12.
We invite high-schools team to apply (the veteran ones and the new ones) and form teams of a maximum of 15 students.
The main tasks of the team members are: technical ones (programming, building a robot, driving a robot on the field, work strategy, engineering notebook) non-technical (marketing and communication, fundraising, developing a business plan and strategy).
Each team has one mentor. The mentors have to be 100% involved regardless of their technical or non-technical background and support the team, motivate and guide it.
The application process includes a video, a motivation letter and the team visual identity. The application must be submitted by the high-school mentor of the team.
The teams will go through Regionals that have a Qualifying purpose . The Grand Final will be the National Championship, which will take place in Bucharest in March, 2019. A selected number of teams awarded at the National Championship will attend the World Championship in Detroit, April 2019.