CNA-Q hosted the 2016 Qatar National Robot Olympiad (NRO) which saw over 300 school teams test their mettle in robotics challenges over two weekends at the end of November and beginning of December.
The National Robot Olympiad is sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar and has been since 2012 to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Qatar. The associated school program, GO ROBOT, has trained 400 teachers to deliver robotics training in classrooms across Qatar.
The program has provided 600 robotics kits and 200 game tables to schools this year alone. Since 2012 approximately 10,000 students and more than 250 schools have participated in GO ROBOT and the NRO.
College of the North Atlantic - Qatar