AMIT Sderot Junior High School for Boys won the prestigious YTEK National Mathematics, Aerospace and Robotics Olympiad that took place recently at the Technion.
Over 300 students from diverse communities throughout Israel competed against each other at the national competition. During the event, students programmed a robot simulating a future driverless vehicle that travels using only sensors and programming. Students controlled the robot’s movements using a combination of mathematics and physics.
The AMIT Sderot Yeshiva team impressed the judges not only with their robot’s performance but also with exceptional teamwork. This won the team the National Cup for junior high students.
The victory from the southern city-based team also brought out local pride. Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi said, “This win is a huge source of pride for the city. A year ago we inaugurated four science centers (mathematics/aerospace/robotics labs) in schools in cooperation with UIA Canada and the AMIT Network, and now we are reaping the rewards.”
“We are very proud of our students at AMIT Sderot who emerged victoriously from the YTEK national contest,” said AMIT National President Debbie Moed. “We pride ourselves on training Israel’s future leaders, and through STEM education, we are teaching our students how to use robotics to solve situations outside of the classroom.”
Founded in 1925, AMIT is the premier education network in Israel, serving more than 32,000 students each year in its 110 schools in 29 cities throughout Israel. AMIT enables students to reach their fullest potential and become productive members of Israeli society with the skills necessary to build a successful future. For more information, please visit www.amitchildren.org.