Grade 9 student wins bronze in international robotics competition

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Grade 9 student wins bronze in international robotics competition

Exemplifying the winning tradition of Malayan High School of Science (MHSS), Grade 9 student Mark Julius Ang won the bronze medal in the World Educational Robot (WER) Contest 2018 World Championship held last December 15 and 16, 2018, in Shanghai, China.

WER is an annual international robot contest for students ages 4 to 18. More than 500,000 contestants from 50 countries participate in WER contests.

“I gained valuable experience in the competition. It’s a privilege to participate and win,” said Ang, who competed as part of the Philippine delegation.

Ang worked on an Abilix robot, which was used in completing different tasks, like transferring objects from one point to another, while line tracing. According to him, performing the tasks adds significant difficulty in programming and building the robot. Ang’s robot’s well performance earned a bronze medal in the competition.

“My robot performed well and I consider it my best run so far. It didn’t perfectly do the tasks given, but despite that I managed to win for myself, for the school, and for the country. I consider it as one of the best achievements having competed for my passion, which is robotics,” Ang shared.

MHSS is one of the few Philippine high schools that offer Robotics and Technology courses, which, according to Ang, allowed him to ace the competition.

“Our lessons in Robotics and Technology equipped me with the fundamentals of robotics, which helped me adapt to the technologies used in the competition,” shared Ang.

Established in 2006, Malayan High School of Science is one of the leading science high schools in the country. It offers advanced Science curricula, houses state-of-the-art facilities, and uses digital technologies for instruction and educational resources.