The robotics team from Pohnpei Island Central School (PICS) returned from the FIRST Global International Robotics Challenge in Switzerland with the title of “First among small countries,” and a story to encourage their peers across the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The FIRST Global Challenge is an international high school robotics competition, in which small … Continue reading Students from Pohnpei make a splash at International robotics competition
Press release from Pohnpei State Public Information Office. October 7, 2022 Governor Oliver welcomed the PICS High School Robotics team to the Governor’s Office on the morning of October 7, 2022. The PICS High School Robotics team will be participating in the First Global Robotics Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland representing the Federated States of Micronesia. … Continue reading PICS High School Robotics Team visits Governor Oliver ahead of trip to Geneva, Switzerland for the First Global Robotics Challenge
Yap Catholic High School, the most veteran of participants in the FSM-wide Habele Robotics League, has been promoting robotics to other high schools across Yap State for a decade. This year, the school pioneered a new model for the annual “Yap Robo Day,” a public exhibition in which robotics clubs from across Yap and its … Continue reading Yap schools lead way in collaborative robotics
Teams of students from public and private schools across Pohnpei gathered in the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School gymnasium to showcase their robotics achievements for “Robo Day 2022.” This annual gathering offers high school robotics clubs an opportunity to close out the school year by matching skills with peers in a friendly competition … Continue reading Pohnpei Robo Day 2022!
Students at high schools participating in the Habele Robo League across the FSM are taking advantage of online training opportunities to develop new skills for their school robotics clubs. At Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Pohnpei, seven students and a teacher recently completed a twenty-hour training course to become certified in the … Continue reading Pohnpei high school students leverage online training for STEM development
This December, high school students in Yap and Pohnpei used their own 3D printers to successfully create three dimensional models. These cutting edge, additive manufacturing machines were provided by Habele, the US non profit that also led the training. Participating schools earned the premium 3D printers in 2020 for excellence in completing Habele’s “Robotics … Continue reading 3D Printers bring additive manufacturing to Micronesian classrooms
The dust has settled on Yap’s 9th annual Robo Day competition, an exhibition of technical skill and achievement by robotics clubs from across the remote islands of Yap State. Provisioned and supported by Habele, clubs from participating high schools enjoy hands-on robotics learning throughout the year, before gathering to show off their skills to the … Continue reading Robo Day in Yap showcases STEM Achievement in Micronesia
In 2006 a group of former Peace Corps Volunteers established a US-based nonprofit to advance educational opportunity and access across Micronesia. Since that time Habele has provided book donations, awarded tuition scholarships, supported cultural mentors and created a Micronesia wide high school robotics league. For a decade and a half, Habele's unique and distinctive t-shirts … Continue reading Habele fundraising t-shirts now for sale!
In May, students from high schools and elementary schools across Pohnpei gathered for the 2021 Science Fair at Pohnpei Island Central School (PICS). The PICS booth showcased the achievements of the school's Robo Club, including a full scale competition game board for visitors to try their hand at directing robots through various challenges. In addition … Continue reading Pohnpei Science Fair Highlights Robotics Learning
Thirty seven teachers and students at high schools across the Federated States of Micronesia have earned certification in robotics operation and instruction. The Robo Certification Challenge was opened by Habele Outer Island Education Fund in December of 2020, offering participating high schools the opportunity to advance their understanding of robotics, and earn cutting edge equipment … Continue reading Schools Across Micronesia Earn Robotics Certification