Yap Robo Day Monday, May 21

Robots will battle on Tuesday, May 22nd Monday, May 21st at the Yap Sports Complex and the public is encouraged to attend.

“Yap Robo Day” starts at 11:00am. Student teams at five high schools have designed and built robots over the course of the year and these robots will compete in a series of elimination skirmishes to determine the statewide Yap Robo League Champion for 2018.

US based nonprofit “Habele” established the Robo League in 2012, providing materials, instruction, and US partner schools to Yap Catholic High School and the Yap SDA School. The league was the first high school based robotics program in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Habele trainer working with students at Yap SDA School.
Thanks to a grant from the Office of Insular Affairs, a long-standing proposal to expand the League was realized in the summer of 2017. Yap High School, Outer Islands High School, and Faith Christian Academy were invited to join the league and will be competing for their first time at Robo Day 2018.

In addition to three independent and two public high schools participating on May 21, there will be robotics teams from two corporate community partners.

Both the Yap State Public Service Corporation (YSPSC) and the Pacific Missionary Airline (PMA) have built robots of their own. They’ve also worked with the school teams to guide and support the students’ work over the course of the year and created materials for the competition field.

“The Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to provide a grant towards this pilot Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning project for schools on Yap and neighboring islands in the Federated States of Micronesia,” said the Honorable Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs​
A team of three students from OIHS will fly in from Ulithi on May 18th, along with their sponsor, Marino Juanito Harteligiye, making the event a truly statewide competition.

Robo Team Students from Yap High School working on their robots.
The official start time for Yap Robo Day is Tuesday, May 22nd Monday, May 21st at the Yap Sports Complex. The robotics teams will be there by 9:00 AM to complete final test runs and review the schedule of events for the day.

For further details contact Michael Wiencek, YCHS Principal.