27 December 2020
The pandemic put face-to-face interactions to a halt, which means student competitions are practically ill-advised. However, given the effectiveness of competitions in building competencies among students, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) banked on the online platform in pursuing its annual robotics and engineering projects—the Tagisang Robotics: Design. Build. Play. and imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. Competitions.
The former, which is a varsity-type robotics competition, aims to sustain the development of robotics competence among junior and senior high school students. Last year, it returned from five-year hiatus to introduce a new basketball-based game presenting more complex challenges from the previous derby grounded on soccer and sepak takraw.