Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024
    Cyber Tigers from Swellendam to Represent South Africa at International Robotics Festival in Texas

    Johannesburg, South Africa (18 January 2024) – The Cyber Tigers, a team consisting of Jean Mouton, Luka Steenekamp, Lara Pretorious, and Christelle Glatz, recently emerged victorious in the First Lego League’s national robotics competition. Their remarkable achievement has earned them an invitation to represent South Africa at the upcoming World Festival in Houston, Texas in April.

    The national robotics competition, designed for children aged 9 to 16, encompasses various aspects of robotics, including research, programming, and professionalism. The competition took place over two intense days in December, with the Cyber Tigers proving to be the strongest contender against their rivals.

    The Cyber Tigers, hailing from the rural town of Swellendam, are high school students who ventured into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) without fully comprehending the opportunities that awaited them. What began as a humble robotics journey in their garage six years ago has now led them to the pinnacle of international recognition.

    Sanet Glatz, one of the team members’ parents, recalls the early stages of their venture into Lego Robotics in Swellendam. Little did they know that their passion for robotics would pave the way for the Cyber Tigers’ meteoric rise to success.

    Besides their prowess in the field of robotics, the Cyber Tigers also dedicate their time to giving back to their community. They offer lessons on bucket drumming and robotics to rural schools and online platforms, showcasing their commitment to inspiring future generations of STEM enthusiasts.

    As the Cyber Tigers embark on their journey to represent South Africa in Houston, Texas, the team is seeking support from fellow STEM enthusiasts. Their campaign aims to cover competition fees, travel expenses, accommodation, and the acquisition of necessary equipment and materials.

    If you’re interested in supporting the Cyber Tigers’ quest to conquer the international stage, you can contribute to their campaign and witness their excellence in Houston.

    Sources: Swellenbots

    FAQ:

    1. Who are the Cyber Tigers?
    The Cyber Tigers are a team consisting of Jean Mouton, Luka Steenekamp, Lara Pretorious, and Christelle Glatz. They recently emerged victorious in the First Lego League’s national robotics competition in South Africa.

    2. What is the First Lego League’s national robotics competition?
    The national robotics competition is designed for children aged 9 to 16. It encompasses various aspects of robotics, including research, programming, and professionalism.

    3. When and where will the World Festival take place?
    The World Festival will be held in Houston, Texas in April.

    4. What is STEM?
    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It refers to an interdisciplinary approach to education that combines these subjects to foster creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

    5. How did the Cyber Tigers start their robotics journey?
    The Cyber Tigers, who are high school students from Swellendam, began their robotics journey in their garage six years ago. They started with Lego Robotics and have now achieved international recognition.

    6. What is the Cyber Tigers’ contribution to their community?
    In addition to their achievements in robotics, the Cyber Tigers offer lessons on bucket drumming and robotics to rural schools and online platforms. They are dedicated to inspiring future generations of STEM enthusiasts.

    7. How can I support the Cyber Tigers?
    If you’re interested in supporting the Cyber Tigers’ quest to represent South Africa in Houston, you can contribute to their campaign. Your support will help cover competition fees, travel expenses, accommodation, and the acquisition of necessary equipment and materials.

    Definitions:
    – First Lego League: An international robotics competition for children aged 9 to 16.
    – STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
    – World Festival: The international stage of the First Lego League competition.

    Suggested related link:
    First Lego League Official Website