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February 13, 2020

Headstart School wins robotics contest

Islamabad

February 13, 2020

Islamabad : The Headstart School clinched top positions in a robotics competition, IEEE NEO 2020, which was held at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.

Students of the Headstart School participated in the ‘Drone G’ and ‘Figure 8’ modules of the annual event under the supervision of head of the Robotics Department Saadia Habib as well as Asad Abbas.

According to Saadia Habib, it was an intense competition against teams from the top ranked universities of Pakistan. In ‘Drone GP’ module, team ‘Aero-V’ stole the show by winning 1st position.

The team consisted of Abdullah Rashid, Usman Mustafa and M. Kublai Khan. The final test consisted of a one on one race with competitors from FAST University, Karachi, Aero-V winning with only a few seconds to spare. In ‘Figure 8’ robotics competition, Headstart School secured third and fourth positions.

Team ‘Strikers’ with participants Eisaa Omer and Ji In Kim got third and team ‘Technobrats’ with participants Farheen Faisal, Shiza Mustafa and Zainab Bangash fourth.

Saadia Habib said the modules were extremely intense but the teams showed exceptional sportsmanship, and teamwork, working day and night to beat university students at the top of their game. “We, the Headstart, have a keen focus on encouraging girls to participate in robotics competitions and other STEM-based activities, aiming towards a well-balanced and well-rounded education for bright young minds that are often excluded from such topics that may allow them to unlock their fullest potential,” she said.

Saadia Habib said her school showed great promise for the future as its participation at such a prestigious event showed. “We hope to participate in the future competitions with more enthusiasm,” she said.