February 5, 2023

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Science and Robotics: Super Competition in Ipsia

The competition of international level arrives for the first time in the Marche region, in Fermo, at the State Vocational Institute of Industry and Crafts ‘O. Ricci’: First Lego League Italia Challenge-Superpowered, a science and robotics challenge between teams of children aged 9 to 16 who design, build and program autonomous robots, applying them to real and current problems in order to find innovative solutions in the environmental, economic and social sphere. “On January 21, with the opening to the public and the live broadcast – announced the Director Annamaria Bernardini together with the Chancellor Ingrid Luciani – we will host the regional qualifiers for the competition that has been held in our country for 10 years and that has allowed Ipsia to Firm to become a regional partner by organizing the final Regional for Central Italy, after its participation in previous editions since 2014.

Several school teams will participate, coming from various institutes in the region as well as Itet Galilei-Carducci and Iti Montani who will provide the gym for the race: Itt Volterra-Elia, Ipsia Podesti and Liceo Savoia-Benincasa of Ancona; Et Meucci Lang from Castelfidardo; Iis from Acquasanta Terme. “The participants, in improving their learning of technological, technical and mathematical sciences – explained Prof. Roberto Spacapagnecchia, project coordinator – will use an autonomous robot at the organized competition table, to become the architects of their future in the theme chosen for this year: energy and the transition from energy sources of fossil origin to renewable ones. Then, they will be examined by six judges of the rank of local engineers, who thanked them in the person of engineer Sagripanti, assisted by three national judges.The peculiarity of these competition robots is to launch a challenge to young people, observing their proposals that will be not only theoretical but also practical through projects feasible.”

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The competition, which was born in the United States in the early 2000s thanks to the agreement with Lego and National Instruments, is coordinated by the American non-profit organization First and counts on the support of several organizations at the national level such as, for Italy, the Fondazione Civic Museum in Rovereto which Director Sara Lavizza and Chiara Simoncelli intervened on the Internet: “In a few days we will celebrate the tenth edition of the event that is growing year by year (more than 650.000 children play equally well in more than 110 countries of the world ed) thanks to the commitment of the schools, namely A place dedicated to growth through learning but also sharing, teamwork, inclusion and fun.”

Jaya Capone