STEM Education Initiative
Robo Siksha Kendra™
- Capacity Building of students, teachers and parents towards application of science and technology.
- Build scientific temperament among students.
- Teach Core CS-STEM concepts in a hands-on, engaging and fun filled manner
- Low per child investment, fixed location facility.
- Value for investment – the entire school can be engaged throughout the year
- Participation in international Robotics competitions.
- An opportunity for employees to engage with students on a regular basis
International Robotics Competitions
“Everyone has a humble beginning, mine was with WRO and FIRST competitions. Participating in these programs enhanced my logical, analytic and communicational skills and really challenged my patience when the robot didn’t toe the line. It helped me connect with other people across the globe sharing the same passion. WRO and FIRST competitions broadened my view in the application of science and technology and paved a way to pursue engineering at Princeton University.” -Arsh Shah Dilbagi (Former Participant WRO & FLL)
FIRST® LEGO® League?
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16* through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. Our three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
Age: 9-16 years
Affiliations & Partnerships
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM)
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India was formed on April 4, 1978. Today, it administers 25 Science Centres/Museums/Planetariums spread all over India. Science City, Kolkata, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, Vishvesvraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM), Bengaluru and National Science Centre, Delhi are National level centres of NCSM. All having its Regional centres and District Level Centres called Satellite Units (SUs).
In addition to development of Science centres/museums, NCSM strives to communicate Science and educate masses by its Mobile Science Exhibitions, Lectures and Demonstrations, Training and Workshops, Publications etc. NCSM has also sent exhibition to countries like Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Russia, USA, Bhutan, China, Bangladesh, Bulgaria and France.
National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) and India STEM Foundation jointly organise World Robot Olympiad India.
Department of Science & Technology (DST)
The Department of Science & Technology plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in the country. The department has wide ranging activities ranging from promoting high end basic research and development of cutting edge technologies on one hand to service the technological requirements of the common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies on the other.
Department of Science & Technology proudly supports India STEM Foundation in implementing World Robot Olympiad India
World Robot Olympiad Association (WRO)
World Robot Olympiad Association (WRO) is a Singapore based non-profit organization serving a worldwide community of more than 22,000 teams in 60+ countries with fun and challenging robotics and STEM activities. WRO has been building this learning platform for 13 years now. The first WRO competition was in 2004 where with participation of 12 countries and 4000 teams.
Every year WRO competition is structured around a new challenge based on a real-life or science theme. The competition is conducted at multiple levels (inter school, regional & national) across countries where teams compete to qualify for the international championship. The international championship scheduled in November is the culmination of each year’s season.
The opportunity organise the international championship is given to different country each year, similar to Olympiad format. In 2016, India hosted the WRO India ‘Rap the Scrap’ season which was jointly organised by India STEM Foundation & National Council of Science Museum, Ministry of Culture.
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)
FIRST, is a USA based not-for-profit public charity founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST programs: Jr. FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL), FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) & FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) are popular in more than 75 countries and impact over 400,000 students. These programs motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. Every season teams across the countries compete at different levels (qualifier, regional, national) to qualify & represent their countries at the FIRST Championship (USA) and other international events including European Open & Asia Pacific Invitational.
India STEM Foundation is the National Affiliate Partner of FIRST and has been instrumental in implementing Jr. FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL) and FIRST LEGO League (FLL) in India since 2009. Indian teams have received accolades and stood best at FIRST Championship & other FIRST international events.
We have been able to share a great understanding with some of the best corporates who have actively partnered with our programs to spread contemporary education in India. Robotics education is being talked worldwide today and has become an integral part of academics in most of the developed countries. Robotics based programs and competitions are the best platforms to unleash creativity, innovativeness, and self-learning.
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Vision and Mission
To create a world where young people are encouraged to celebrate fun and excitement of science and technology, and inspire them to take science and technology based career paths to become tomorrow’s much needed technology leaders.
Encourage, develop and implement exciting, mentor based programs that inculcate interest towards science and technology in the minds of young people, inspiring them to meet the challenges of the global, technology-driven society through innovation, collaboration, and creative problem solving.