Dow encourages Thai youth to design robots for logistics as it announces the winners of FIRST® Tech Challenge Thailand Season 3
BANGKOK – 29 March 2022 - Dow Thailand Group, together with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Chi Chang Computer (Thailand), Chiangmai Freshmilk Farm Co., Ltd., and Grassyland Co., Ltd., recently announced the winners of a robot design competition - FIRST® Tech Challenge THAILAND Season 3, who received the H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s trophy.
Dow Thailand Group served as a key sponsor for the FIRST® Tech Challenge THAILAND Season 3 (2021-2022) in collaboration with the Prince Royal's College, Chiang Mai University's Faculty of Engineering, and other partners. The activity aims to promote STEM education and skill development in the areas of thinking, problem-solving, design, and innovation. This year’s competition is open to candidates in Grade 7 to Grade 12 or the equivalent as a team of 4 to 10 members who battle in the logistic mission “FREIGHT FRENZY.”
Dr. Sirinan Sriwirasakul, Director of the Prince Royal's College, stated “It is a great recognition to the organizers and the participants that H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously bestowed the awards for the winners of the robotics competition, bringing joy to all participants who have won the royal trophy as well as honoring themselves and their schools.”
The Winning Alliance Award was bestowed to the Ezreal Team from The Prince Royal's College, Chiang Mai and the CKK Robot Senior Team from Chakkamkhanathorn School, Lamphun. The prizes include H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s trophies, winners’ accolade badges, winners’ certificates, FTC gold medals, and 10,000-baht scholarships.
The Finalist Alliance Award: 1st Runner Up was bestowed on the BEN2ROBOT Team from Benchamaratrungsarit 2 School, Chachoengsao and the Sparkle Team from The Prince Royal's College, Chiang Mai. The prizes include H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s trophies, accolade badges, certificates, FTC silver medals, and 5,000-baht scholarships.
The Finalist Alliance Award: 2nd Runner Up was bestowed on the CKK-Robot Junior Team from Chakkamkhanathorn School, Lamphun and the TRANSFINITY Team from The Prince Royal's College, Chiang Mai. The prizes include H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s trophies, accolade badges, certificates, FTC bronze medals, and 2,500-baht scholarships. In addition, twelve special prizes were awarded to other teams, with all candidates receiving medals and certificates.
“Dow has over 7,000 scientists and researchers working on innovation development across industries around the world. We value the significance of science and technology studies development in Thailand because it is critical to innovation development—which will propel the country forward. This is our first time supporting the FIRST® Tech Challenge THAILAND competition where skill development in robot programming and development is focused. Children are given opportunities to take actions, work on projects, and practice using scientific and technological frameworks to solve problems and inspire Thai youth to develop more science and technology skills. They will be an important human resource for the country in the future,” said Chatchai Luanpolcharoenchai, President of Dow Thailand.
The competition is hosted to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) among children, to foster the development of their thinking, problem-solving, design, and innovation skills for real-life practical situations. The competition topic is set up under the transportation mission, where candidates are required to solve the problems assigned by the judges, proving their robots’ efficiency in overcoming difficulties and meeting challenges in logistics. The robots designed by young competitors are entitled to commercial development for further use in Thailand logistics.
“Despite Covid-19 remaining unchanged, nineteen teams of students were eager to join and complete the competition under strict preventive measures. This is another level of success for our collaboration,” concluded Dr. Sirinan.
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