Grand Opening of the Bahrain Chapter

With a valuable partnership with Talia Global Solutions WLL, Bahrain; JR Singapore has made a niche in the grand launch of ROBOX.  ROBOX is a practical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) tool, where-in it creates vibrant ambience for the students to learn the STEM concepts in a practical way. Talia is one of our newest RSP (ROBOX STEM Learning Partner) in Bahrain, who would have a Robotics Centre for effective implementation of STEM learning.

The Grand Launch of Partnership certificate unveiling ceremony was held at “The Kay Hotel” Bahrain, on 12th Nov 2017. The ceremony was attended by around 25 reputed Schools’ Principals and Directors  in Bahrain, of which few of them are  – The Indian School, New Millenium School, New Horizon School, Alnoor International School, Ibn Al Hytham Islamic School etc.

Capture.PNGCertificate Unveiling Picture – From Left Mr. Mohan (Director-Talia), Mr.Sudipta (Manager JR Strategic Alliances), Mr. Abraham (Director- Talia), Mr. Soman Baby (Chairman Talia and Notable Journalist)

With the advent of ROBOX in Bahrain; students, parents and academicians can engross, imbibe and grasp the knowledge of practical learning of STEM concepts in a step-by-step process. Further it would create a deep interest among the student populace to hone their skills, to decide on their careers and set-up a track for themselves in the future.

ROBOX learning is one of the latest developments in the field of STEM learning for practical education that is activity based, interactive based and decisive based. It involves the designing of a Robot mechanism, Calibration of mechanism by programming code and Realization of mechanism by execution. Definitely, the entry of ROBOX in Bahrain is indeed the new chapter for STEM education.

Capture1.PNGGroup PicPrincipals & Directors of Reputed Schools in Bahrain.

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Every school is unique!

Every school is unique! It could be the sports teams, special programs, faith-based instruction, or unique approach to classroom learning. It is the “brand” of the school and the reason that parents may recognize it as a place to send their children.

I believe teaching is a form of customer service in which the teacher creates a learning environment that motivates the students to learn and supports them in the learning process. Instead of focusing on a particular teaching technique, the teacher should utilize whatever tools that stimulate the maximum learning in the students.

One of the biggest reasons that in-classroom robots promote learning and creativity is because children see technology as fundamentally “human.” In their answers, children describe their robot as reassuring and supportive – a version 2.0 of a parent or friend – offering up endless patience, encouragement and self-direction. Moreover, most kids thought their robots demonstrated qualities that they would like to emulate.

However, in their stories, the kids also imagined 
robots as better versions of their parents and teachers, 
willing to take on mundane tasks so that the child 
could focus on higher-level pursuits.”

JAY ROBOTIX has fulfilled the desire of learning STEM Robotics Education in our school. The lesson plans that come with specific learning outcomes, their exhaustive manuals and the training for smooth execution and implementation of the program are part of JayRobotix’s support and also, the curriculum help students to enter the next level of education and can be easily integrated into the school system.

ROBOGURU Coding Challenge (RGCC) yet another initiative by them, is really an innovative model and very good platform for children to represent their skill at international level.

Acharya World School is a 2 year old upcoming school with promising outlook. By implementing ROBOX STEM learning in our academics we have experienced good improvement in STEM knowledge, curiosity and interest in students.

Mrs. ChitraMadhsudan

Principal, Acharya World School

Ramnagaram, Karnataka

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Delhi Public Schools’ Setting Benchmarks in STEM Education

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting
impact in the lives of their students.”
- Solomon Ortiz

It’s true! Education is the right key for anyone in the society to prosper, to flourish and to make a niche. And teachers are its driving force, who facilitates to bring it to the students while nurturing them to adopt it. Hence, teachers are the fulcrum of the education system; it is on them that the success of implementing any program depends on.

The pedagogy used for this plays a vital role in instilling the concepts in students. Teachers are effectively turning towards the trends of experiential learning and STEM Education for this very reason. Many teachers are able to create a vibrant and energetic atmosphere in the classes to impart world class education in the class rooms with focus on skill development and holistic development of the child.

Many innovative initiatives are being introduced by a few Delhi Public Schools (DPS) in various cities to facilitate experiential learning. As a part of one such initiative, DPS have introduced Robotics Program using ROBOX to impart STEM concepts to students. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It’s a program based on the idea of educating students in above four disciplines, thus making it an inter-disciplinary branch of study. Additionally, students get to learn in an application oriented approach to learn concepts.

ROBOX as a tool, can help teachers to use it as a pedagogy to teach the students on STEM concepts, make them do projects, make them learn coding, design and compete on technical challenges. We have tried to document couple of interesting cases here in this article on how few of thought provoking and visionary teachers are reaching out to the children.

For example, in DPS Bareilly; Mr.Subodh Rastogi, handles a full-fledged Robotics lab, where-in he teaches 40 students in a week. He takes every Zero period i.e. a period prior to the first period everyday, which is of one hour duration. The program is running successfully in the school where Mr. Rastogi continuously educates himself about latest technological learning methodologies.

In similar lines, Mr.Anshul Gupta handles the Robotics lab in DPS Jankipuram, Lucknow, where the lab has 20-25 dedicated computer systems. The same way students are given training in the period prior to the first period (one hour period) everyday in a week.

In DPS Eldeco school, Uthar Pradesh, Mr.Nadeem Ansari handles the Robotics Lab for Classes 5th to 9th, and relates it to their academics and teaches the concepts in more practical and enduring manner. Here, they have dedicated lab with computer systems where in teachers interact continuously, learn robotics and understand the technical feasibilities in making the classes more and more interesting.

In DPS Gomti Nagar, Mrs. Priya Shri is handling the Robotics lab and program, which makes her an exuberant teacher in imparting knowledge of STEM concepts through ROBOX. She has always expressed robotics can be powerful tool and can be an excellent way of practical learning. She with great enthusiasm, looking forward to impart necessary skills to train her students on how to code and compete with next generation challenges.

With an effective support of Mrs.Prema Mishra – Principal of DPS Firozabad, the school has implemented the ROBOX learning of STEM concepts by undertaking the training of 6 days for their teachers in various mechanisms of ROBOX. Mrs. Prema Mishra, a visionary is looking forward to make more and more such learning pedagogies as a continuous affair at DPS Ferozabad.

The same way DPS Nashik has started its ROBOX learning journey in the start of the year 2017, with the support of Mrs.Chitra Joshi- Principal of the school; the school has reached an advanced stage of teaching concepts to the students.

DPS schools since last few months have embarked this new journey and are already setting standards in STEM education.  Consequently, this showcases the zeal in the schools to take the education to the next level of learning by the implementation of STEM concepts to the students. Moreover, students would develop their own interest in choosing the disciplines for their careers – making it a perfect career builder for the students.

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Murli Manohar Owk,

Murli Heads the School Relations division of Jay Robotix

MAHSA University Team from Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia visits JAY ROBOTIX RCEL at MRCEW& BVRIT, Hyderabad.

JAY ROBOTIX, a Singapore based STEM Education Company, a pioneer in setting state of the art technical centers at engineering colleges has inaugurated the Level – 1 courses for the Students at MRCEW. The Center has been recently set up in August 2017, opened by honorable Member of Parliament, Shri. Malla Reddy, Chairman Mallareddy Group of Institutions.

The Center is designed to be a place for learning research & innovation inline with concept of makers spaces. Students will be subjected to detailed learning cycle of product development in these centers. The learning programs are generally spread across six semesters with focus on practical orientation and developing a mindset to make things and develop products.

Students are subjected to detailed process of learning which includes phases of Learning, Ideation, Creation, Prototyping, Validation and Produce in a cycle. Students enrolled in this program will be subjected to 360+ hours detailed programs and also be given an opportunity to earn a certificate from iCargneie Global Learning & Robomatter, U.S.A, a subsidiary body Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, Pittsburgh U.S.A

The Officials, Dr. Sean, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering, MAHSA University, Dr. Siva, HOD, Senior Prof, Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Mahindran, Chief Engineer, MAHSA Technologies to analyze the best practices in the center. The visit has been done as a part of the feasibility study by MAHSA Officials to simulate similar models of learning, education, research and networking with top Indian Univeristies. MAHSA Team has been accompanied by Mr. Sudhir Reddy CEO, Mr. Mohan Krishna COO Sravan, Head, Execution & Planning of Jay Robotix Learning Singapore. Jay Robotix implements such RCELs in partnership with visionary Universities with successful models presently running in KIET, Kakinada, BVRIT, Hyderabad & MRCEW, HYDERABAD.

MAHSA Officials also visited the enormous strength of IP and suppliers of Jay Robotix as part of the Visit. Dr. Sean, also interacted with hundred students who are at different levels of courses and appreciated the students new Ideas and projects. MAHSA team also elated to know research capabilities of the Jay Robotix in various verticals. Dr.Sean also interacted with Students at MRCEW and said, ‘It is incredible to see such young crowd subjected to deep learning and wish them all the best for the future and hoped to see them excel int he robotics and automation field’.

 

Jay Robotix & Googol Plex Academy set sail on a promising journey!

Jay Robotix & Googol Plex Academy has embarked on a new journey to bring innovative learning solutions to the schools across INDIA. Jay Robotix, a pioneer is robotics based STEM Educational products & learning programs have joined hands with Googolplex academy, a leader in wide range of educational solutions to the schools.

The MoU was signed at Googolplex Academy Head Office in Hyderabad by Mohan Krishna, COO, Jay Robotix Learning INDIA, Hyderabad & Sujatha Reddy, MD, Googolplex Academy. The association opens up the possibility of setting up 360 degree state of the art robotics and STEM labs solutions to over 900+ schools across INDIA in a phased manner in the coming 2-3 years.

JR, the original thinker, designer and manufacturer for STEM Education kits under the brand name ROBOX, also provides qualified content to be deployed in the schools and colleges for long term strategic programs. JR provides turn key robotics lab set ups to schools across world with strong Teach the Trainer Programs and Feedback Program. The Flagship ‘T3 Program” of the ROBOX is commended as highly innovative and knowledgeable for the science, Math teachers in schools across.

 

Inspirations- Women inventors- Dr. Grace Murray Hopper

Much is being talked and said about why we need more girls in STEM jobs and education and why STEM needs more women as well, we at ROBOX couldn’t agree more. We are doing our bit of service towards this by training and teaching STEM Robotics at State run Girls Residential School, TSWREIS.

On the same mote, we have stated this series “Inspirations” to bring to the young girls around the world small excerpts on famous women inventors and discoverers.

Let’s begin with Dr. Grace Murray Hopper– a US born naval officer, PhD in mathematics and more importantly as we know her as the Inventor of COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language), the first user-friendly business computer software program. It was one of the earliest High Level languages with object oriented programming concepts and was a targeted to be user friendly and business oriented.

As a child, Dr. Grace was said to be very curios and she kept this zeal in her until her death which made her one of the very few pioneers and inventors in the field of computer programming.

After her education and PhD in mathematics she started teaching and then during the WWII she joined the navy as a lieutenant and was assigned to the Bureau of Ordinance Computation Project at Harvard University and she was one of the earliest to get a chance to program with the Harvard Mark I computer (The IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC), or popularly called Mark I by Harvard University’s staff, was a general purpose electromechanical computer that was used in the war effort during the last part of World War II.)

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After the war she became a senior programmer with Remington Rand, where she worked on the first large-scale commercial computer –

UNIVAC. She became Director of Automatic programming in 1952 and subsequently oversaw the company’s endeavor to produce specifications for a common business language. From 1959 to 1961, Hopper lead the team that invented COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language), the first user-friendly business computer software program.

Before she passed away on January 1, 1992, she won numerous awards for her career as a famous woman inventor, including the National Medal of Technology, which was presented to her in 1991 by President George Bush.

Dr. Grace Murray Hopper was one of the pioneers in development of the electronic computer. She is (probably) the only mathematician to have a warship named after her.

Ojas Global School, Balaghat, India- is now a ROBOX STEM School

Ojas Global School Balaghat, India, is one of the progressive and forward looking schools of central India.

The school has always applied its efforts to provide right mix of all the elements in education for the children, and now has trusted ROBOX to bring this vision to life for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and related subjects.

ROBOX a brand synonymous with ROBOTICS based STEM education in India along with few other countries like Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia etc. is an indigenously designed and developed to suit world’s requirement of STEM Education.

The teachers, Sawan, Sonali, Nitin, Kanti, Vaishali and Pragati found the entire T1 training very interesting and they have thoroughly enjoyed assembling and programming the mechanisms for 3 days of trainings, Mr.Sawan Patne further expressed his views saying that such kind of hands-on and experiential package has the potential to evolve the present ways of learning.

On the same note Ms.Pragati said it’s a very creative process of learning and Mr. Nitin Nagpure said ROBOX will help the student to implement and experience the theories they have learnt in Math and Science classes.

The teachers are now both excited and equipped with the tools needed to in effect implement and make them experience STEM subjects starting this academic year from grades 3 to 7.