|WELCOME MESSAGE Project Director | WRO CHAIRMAN | DOST-SEI Director
Welcome to the 7th World Robot Olympiad in Manila!
Robotics is a wonderful platform for learning 21st century skills. Solving robotic challenges builds innovation, creativity and problem solving skills in students, and because robotics cross multiple curriculum subjects, students must learn and apply their knowledge in science, engineering, math, and computer programming together. The most rewarding part of designing robots is that students are having fun, they work together as a team, and learning occurs as naturally as breathing air.
WRO has been building this learning platform for 6 years now. Our first robotics competition was in 2004 where we had 12 countries and 4000 teams, this year we anticipate 35 countries and over 13,000 teams around the world taking part of WRO activities in local, regional, and national competitions. I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to the volunteers, organizers, and the participants for making WRO such a huge success.
I look forward to the 2010 WRO in Manila, from our initial visit, the Philippines organizing committee have already demonstrated their enthusiasm, passion, and their extreme attention to detail in the preparations, I am sure we will all have a memorable and wonderful experience in November. See you soon!
Mr. Eugene Zhang