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September 28, 2022
130 primary and secondary school students had their analytic mindset and problem-solving skills put to test over the weekend at the “Interschool Robotic Competition”, organized by The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) in partnership with Chevron Hong Kong Limited (Chevron). Held at the Grand Hall of Hong Kong Science Park Phase III, a total of 48 prizes were given to the winners. Among the 24 awards in primary and secondary categories, students from 6 different schools swept the board and all participants exerted their best throughout the competition.
The “Interschool Robotic Competition” offered a platform for students to apply problem-solving skills as well as to unearth their potential talents in STEM. The participants competed in five different themes, namely “Recycling & Categorization”, “Race for the Moon”, “Drift & Control”, “The Dribbling Challenge” and “Creative Eco-friendly Robot Design”, testing their abilities in creativity, reactions and understanding in programming, and demonstrated their knowledge of science and environmental protection.
Among the 130 participants, 96 were members of the “Caltex Robot Engineer Lab”, who had finished the 16-hour school program and the 9-hour special training prior to entering the competition. All of them successfully applied the robotic programming techniques they learned in the classroom at the competition.
Chevron has always committed to the promotion of STEM education in Hong Kong. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. James WONG, Chairman of Chevron Hong Kong said: “Caltex has been working closely with BGCA since 2005. Starting this year, we further transformed our “Fuel Your School” program to “Caltex Robot Engineer Lab”, which aims to nurture students’ interests in STEM and unleash their potential under the common learning goal to become “robotic engineers”. He added, “In addition to efforts of the organizer for such a successful event, we also want to thank the support of our volunteers from BGCA, Chevron and the community, who have made the event so much more fun for everyone.”
Mr. Tak-yin KWOK, Member of team Challenge 36 Organising Committee of BGCA, said “Chevron Hong Kong Limited has started sponsoring BGCA since 2005. This is the 16th year that we have worked together and we have provided services to over 20,000 beneficiaries. STEM has become the norm for education around the world. Therefore, recent school-based education programs such as Caltex Fuel Your School and Caltex Robot Engineer Lab have made STEM the core learning. We intend to raise the students’ learning interest and creativity through various activities. We hope that this project will allow students to receive better learning opportunities and learn more without boundaries.”
Chevron Hong Kong markets the 85-year old Caltex retail brand. Since 2005, Chevron has been running the Caltex Project Chance and Caltex - Fuel Your School program with community partner BGCA to promote education in the key subjects of STEM. Starting 2022, Caltex Fuel Your School program has transformed to “Caltex Robot Engineer Lab”, which aims to nurture the students’ interest and potential and foster their understanding and exploration spirit in STEM with the common learning goal of becoming “robotic engineers”.
The “Interschool Robotic Competition” organized by BGCA in partnership with Chevron was held successfully on Saturday, where 130 primary and secondary school students competed for 48 prizes.
The competition’s five categories put the participating students’ analytic mindset and problem-solving skills to test.
Mr. James WONG, Chairman of Chevron Hong Kong said that Caltex has been working closely with BGCA since 2005 to nurture students’ interests and unearth their potential in STEM.
Mr. Tak-yin KWOK, Member of team Challenge 36 Organising Committee of BGCA, said he hopes the Caltex Robot Engineer Lab project could allow students to receive better learning opportunities without boundaries.
About Chevron & Caltex in Hong Kong
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We are focused on lowering the carbon intensity in our operations and growing lower carbon businesses along with our traditional business lines. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
About The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
Founded in 1936, The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) was established to serve children and youth throughout different eras with its need-specific and community-based services in its comprehensive service network. BGCA has been continuously evolving to meet the changing needs of the society and to offer all-round support to the young generation through a balanced development approach.
Chevron Hong Kong, Corporate Affairs Manager
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