Young Makers Challenge Competition 2017 launched

The 3rd season of the high school competition, Young Makers Challenge Competition 2017 has been launched nationwide starting from February 13 to June 3.

The competition is opened for young makers who have a passion for science and technology. It is not only for budding inventors, but for artists, movie makers, engineers and anyone with a love of tinkering, designing, hacking, and innovating. It is divided into 3 age groups, 8 to 11, 12 to 15, and 16 to 18.

The contest focuses on idea development and product design and construction based on the Arduino architecture. Products will be made on Intel Galileo boards; each team is provided with 01 board. While project ideas are not limited to specific fields, it is recommended that each team focus on the following areas: urban traffic, environment, smart home and healthcare.

The event has four rounds, Online Application Form, Project Presentation, Semi-final and Finale.
The organization board will grant one 1st Prize, two 2nd Prizes, three 3rd Prizes, one Best Individual Prize and one Best Female Student Prize.

To participate in Young Makers Challenge 2017, teams can register online on the website: www.youngmakers.vn.

Young Makers Challenge Competition 2017 is co-organized by the non-profit youth organization, Young Makers Challenge and Intel Vietnam.

Young Makers Vietnam is established with the aim to support and empower Vietnamese young makers. Through supporting students to approach innovative science in a more practical and intuitive way, Young Makers Vietnam contributes to the development of human resources in science and technology sector in Vietnam.

Young Makers Challenge 2017 aims to encourage the creative spirit and research in science and technology of middle and high school students, to promote the practice and application of teaching, and to give students the opportunity to study and develop the hard skills and soft skills needed to create and design prototypes; simultaneously, Young Makers Challenge 2017 is a playground for the “young makers” to unleash their passion, explore their potential, and interact with their peers.


 

By Kim Khanh

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