The Philippine Robotics National Team won awards for their robot creations in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League World Championship held in Houston, Texas, USA.
The two teams who brought honor to the Philippines were Team DYCI Blue Ocean’s 10 from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc. (Ages 12-17) and Team CYLLO from De La Salle Zobel (ages 6-12).
Team CYLLO won the Explore and Discover Award by creating a robot that can sustain the life of cyanobacteria. The DLS-Z project aims to solve the problem of supplying enough food and oxygen to astronauts on the moon.
The Junior League winners of MISSION MOON were challenged to learn about what it takes to live on the Earth’s moon.
TEAM CYLLO is composed of 6 students from De La Salle Zobel:
- Zoie Francesca Aldave
- Franc Andre Dimatatac
- Robert Philip Lim
- Chito Salunga Roxas, Jr.
- Emmanuel Jace Savellano
- Eduardo Matteo Valdez
TEAM CYLLO Head Coach Heinz Elorde and Assistant Coach Genevieve Pillar joined the students as they won against 43 countries.
TEAM DYCI Blue Ocean’s 10 was Champion’s Award Finalist for their work titled “Project Fuse.” The team’s virtual reality game allows live virtual reality video chat with physical interaction through a robot. The team was outstanding in their INTO ORBIT challenge to solve the physical and social problems associated with long-duration space flight.
Project Fuse uses VR Gaming to connect astronauts in space to their families on earth.
TEAM DYCI is composed of 9 members from Dr. Yanga College:
- Rodel Christian Alcantara
- Denise Carpio
- Jocas Arabella Cruz
- Ma. Anne Geline Doneth Dela Rama
- Naiah Nicole Mendoza
- Raingel Vryse Mendoza
- Lara Monique Narciso
- Paul Jaren Perez
- Abigail Silva
Team DYCI was led by Head Coach Beryl Jhan Cruz and Assistant Coach Lemuel Francisco, in competing against 109 teams from 74 countries.
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