World Educational Robot Contest kicks off in Zhenjiang
2018-03-26 16:50:00

Teenagers wearing blue jacket are seen at the first competition in the 2018 World Educational Robot Contest (WER) China that kicked off in the Sports and Exhibition Center in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province on March 24.

More than 2,800 participants aged 8 to 18 joined the contest, including students from nine middle and elementary schools in Zhenjiang.

Organized by World Educational Robotics Society, WER is an international robot contest for teenagers under 18 that has more than 500,000 contestants from 50 countries participating annually. The theme for WER 2018 is “Information Era”. Contestants are supposed to write code, create telecommunication technology, develop apps and develop network security defenses.

Jiang Feng, a science and technology tutor at the Affiliated Primary School of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, said the school first joined the contest in 2013 and now has eight student robot groups with 200 members. At the WER World Championship in December 2017, Jiang Yimeng from the school won first prize.

The competition lasted for two days, with winners getting the opportunity to join the national championship or representing the national team in the world championship.

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