10 Reasons Why Your Students Should Join a National Robotics Competition

Still thinking of whether joining is worth the effort and resources? Here are the top 10 reasons why your students should never miss a national robotics competition, even if they're not planning to be a roboticist in the future!

These robotics cater from preschoolers age 4+ to tertiary age 18+.

 

1. Learn important STEAM concepts while playing

STEAM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Being part of a large robotics competition requires your team to be well-rounded. Amazing programming skills won't get you far if you can't understand needs, build and explain your ideas effectively. This means that students from all walks of life are welcomed to help give their team an edge. 

Read more: What is STEM and STEAM education in Singapore? – Duck Learning

 

2. Polish your critical thinking skills and creativity

Robotics competitions such as, FIRST® LEGO® League SingaporeGlobal Robotics GameNational Robotics Competition are the playground for honing your critical thinking and creativity. Solving challenges requires more than just technical know-how; it demands innovative thinking and the ability to approach problems from different angles.

3. Boost your portfolio

Participating in national robotics competitions adds a prestigious feather to your cap. It showcases your commitment to excellence, teamwork, and problem-solving – qualities that resonate well with potential employers or universities.

Read more: DSA Portfolio for STEM Talent Domain: Building an Outstanding Portfoli – Duck Learning

4. Keep up with technology

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, robotics competitions ensure you stay at the forefront. Keeping up with the latest advancements is not just beneficial; it's essential for personal and professional growth. If you enjoy tackling the latest AI projects, competitions are the best place to do so!

Read more: 50 Cool Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Projects for Students [2024] – Duck Learning

5. Build your character

While every team hopes to win a prize, competitions are not just about winning. Through the different challenges, everyone comes out a winner if they've grown from the experience.

6. Meet the best students and professionals in the STEM industry

These competitions provide a unique opportunity to network with like-minded individuals – both peers and seasoned professionals in the STEM industry. Forge connections that could potentially shape your future career path. For instance, our students from STEAM Engine had a chance to represent Singapore in an international event overseas in 2023.

Read more: Singapore's Champions at FIRST® LEGO® League Morocco Open Invitational – Duck Learning

7. Better memory retention through hands-on learning

Theory can only take you so far. Robotics competitions provide a hands-on learning experience that enhances memory retention. Applying theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios reinforces understanding and mastery.

8. Shared experiences with like-minded students

Bonding with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for robotics creates lasting memories. The camaraderie formed during these competitions fosters a sense of community and support among like-minded individuals. A great way of finding opportunities to interact with others with similar interests in robotics and coding is through workshops and courses! 

Reach more: STEAM Engine - National Robotics Competition Workshops are a perfect way to find likeminded people!

9. Exposure to real-world problems faced by professionals

These competitions simulate real-world challenges encountered by professionals in the field. Tackling these problems prepares you for the complexities of the workplace and provides valuable insights into the practical application of your skills.

10. Strengthen friendships amongst peers

Beyond the competitive spirit, these events are an opportunity to build lasting friendships. Shared victories, challenges, and experiences create bonds that go beyond the competition arena, fostering a supportive network.

 

Find out more about these robotics' competitions:

 

Interested to join robotics competitions?
STEAM Engine National Robotics Preparatory Courses are now available!

National robotics competitions, tournaments or contests offer a myriad of benefits for every participant, regardless of their future career aspirations. Embrace the challenge, broaden your horizons, and let the world of robotics become a canvas for your skills, creativity, and personal growth. Don't miss out – your robotic adventure awaits!

 

 


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