Isabelle Silva, Miguel Camacho, and Gabriela Barbosa are the names of the bronze medalists of the Brazilian Robotics Olympiad 2021. Fifth-year students at Colégio Adventista de Imperatriz (CADI), in Maranhão, participated in the tournament in the theoretical modality, competing with more than 25,580 participants from public and private schools all over Brazil.
The theoretical tests were held in August, in the schools themselves, as this year, due to the pandemic, the event was not in person. Applied simultaneously in all participating schools, the test had questions in Portuguese, mathematics, logical reasoning, and robotics.
The participants with the best results in this modality received gold, silver, and bronze medals and merit medals, according to their performance at the national level. With the score they achieved, Isabelle, Miguel, and Gabriela won the bronze medal. They also received a State Certificate of Merit for achieving the best results in the State of Maranhão. The decorations reached the students in mid-December.
The objective of the Brazilian Robotics Olympiad (OBR) is to encourage children and young people to pursue careers in the field of science and technology. In addition, it promotes debates on the Brazilian teaching and learning process. The competition also serves to identify talented young people.
With two modalities, theoretical and practical, the OBR proposes to adapt itself both to the public schools that already have contact with educational robotics and those who do not have this opportunity.