PTC and HABIB ANIMATOS organized the first ever FTC India Robotics Official Competition in Pune on 19th February 2012 at Boxing Stadium, Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune. Rotary Club of Poona Midtown supported the competition for the spread of technological literacy amongst school students.
The Main Sponsor, John Deere India very actively supported the event with entire John Deere Senior Management team being present to support and cheer up the school students along with PTC Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and R&D staff. PTC R&D's 25 nos. of Staff members volunteered their services to make this event a grand success.
The entire event was conceived, planned and executed by PTC and PTC K12 Partner HABIB ANIMATOS and their team members with Mr. Vinay Kunwar, MD, HABIB ANIMATOS spear heading the event execution. Meticulously planned and designed, the event was a grand spectacular success with active participation from each school to perform cultural activities filled in to keep the audience entertained.
Mr. John Stuart, VP, Global Education, PTC took the lead and virtually performed as the Master of Ceremonies and reverberated the stadium to keep the audience tight on their seats arousing their curiosity every moment.
More than 1500 students along with parents enjoyed the competition with full vigor and cheered the teams as if they were witnessing a cricket match. Anybody outside would have surely mistaken for a a cricket match event filled with tension, cheers and curiosity. Every school had participated with their students to cheer their team and the atmosphere was filled with immense joy.
Awards and Medals
Nine schools from all over the country participated in this competition with 100+ participants including students, teachers and mentors.
St. Mary High School's Team SM Tech emerged as the winners of the competition.
FTC 009 ST Mary's High School (Team: SM Tech)
Silver Medal :-
FTC 003 Army Public School ( Team: Orion )
Bronze Medal :-
FTC 006 Lawrence School, Ooty (Team:Lawrenciance)
PTC Design Award
FTC 004 MIT High School (Team: Mighty Challengers)
Motivate Award FTC 007 Amar Educational Society (Team: Adroit)
BEST ALLIANCE AWARD - Joint Winner FTC 0002 St. Joseph's High School (Team: Futuristic Juvenile)
AND Symbiosis High School (Team: Decepticons)
Several Stalwarts from the Academics as well Industry graced the occasion with their presence adding spice to the competition. Every one enjoyed the competition and was extremely joyous to witness the convergence of academics and technology in the creativity displayed by the young brains.
More support is invited from Corporates and likeminded individuals to encourage the school students for greater participation. We solicit active roles from technically skilled individuals to mentor and train school students in the coming season in month of July 2012.
FTC India Winners (14 Members) participated in the World Championship held at St. Louis, Missouri from April 25 to April 28, 2012. The students and the accompanying teachers had an immense learning during the competition event at St. Louis. It is our endeavor to help the students realize the potential of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic to contribute in developments happening around the world.
Rather than a team's win, it was the game that finally won!
- 100+ students participated
- 20+ Mentors from Industry to train students
- 150+ Volunteers from Industry to coordinate and execute the competition
- 10+ Sponsors who supported generously for the successful event
- St. Mary's School won the competition and were sponsored to USA for participating in the World Championship
Benefit to Schools
- Positive Image and Brand Building
- Exciting opportunity for students to learn Science and Technology in fun learning
- Create excitement and positivity amongst school students
- Provide them an opportunity to compete Nationally as well as Internationally
- Participate in International Teacher and Student forum
- Connect and share experience internationally
- Increased community participation through volunteerism
- Industry interaction opportunity for students
- Increased Technological Literacy and building confidence amongst teachers
Benefits to Students
- Build Technological Literacy
- Work in Teams and learn to be positive
- Learn problem solving approach
- Understand Industry functions
- Interact with peers, nationally as well as internationally
- Develop communication and personality through proactive and scientific learning
- Build career avenues in Science and Technology
- Increased interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Scholarships for Higher Education in US Universities