Pui Ching defends two championships in Macau Engineering Challenge2020-01-16
Our school ’s VEX Robotics Team participated in the 4th Macau Engineering Challenge at the Macau Science Center on January 12. The competition gathered various contestants from Macao, Hong Kong and Mainland China. Teams that excel in the competition will be representing Macau in the world championship. Two senior high school teams (5868A and 5868B) and two junior high school teams (5868C and 5868D) represented Pui Ching in the competition.
In the qualifying game, each group of students was required to compete with other teams in eight different rounds. In each game, not only did the contestants need to work with the teammates assigned to them on the spot, but they also needed to handle real-time challenges posed by their opponents. This put the students’ ability to work under pressure to the ultimate test. After rounds of fierce competition, Group A, Group B and Group D respectively advanced to the rematch. In the rematch, the student contestants continued to ride the waves. Group A and Group D defeated various opponents and defended the championship. Group B met with Group A in the finals but lost to Group A due to lack of experience and came in as the first runner-up in the finals.
Group D was recognized as the team with the best overall performance; it was awarded the Excellence Award, the highest honor in the competition. The team will be representing Macau in the VEX Robotics World Championship held in April. Group A was commended on the structural design of their robot and their programming and operation, winning the Design Award and the Robot Skills Champion Award.
The competition not only allowed the students to learn about themselves, but it also gave them an opportunity to train their ability to adjust themselves in the face of challenges and cultivate a spirit of perseverance.