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Queen meets with Robo Stars students team

By JT - May 02,2017 - Last updated at May 02,2017

Her Majesty Queen Rania poses for a group photo with the winning Robo Stars team in Amman on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of the Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania met with the Robo Stars team from the King Abdullah II Secondary School for Excellence in Irbid to congratulate the team on its achievements in the 2017 First Lego League (FLL).

Attending the meeting was Minister of Education Omar Razzaz, School Principal Mariam Ma’abreh, as well as team members Hussam Al Momani, Hamzah Al Sleiti, Caris Al Khattab, Maria Al Rabah, Mahmoud Shawkat, Luma Bani Salameh and their Coach Saed Al Atiti. 

The Queen congratulated the group for winning the 1st Place Champions Award at the competition, as well as the Champions Award Finalist, 2nd Place Robot Performance Award, and the Coach/Mentor Award, according to a statement from Her Majesty's office.

“You made us proud,” the Queen said, explaining that His Majesty King Abdullah, a strong advocate for innovation in technology, is always pleased to see young innovative Jordanian boys and girls competing and winning in competitions around the world.

The Queen also praised the principal, coach, as well as the school faculty for promoting a school culture that supports innovation and the success of its students.

The team shared stories of their experience, and told the Queen about their preparations for the competition and their future plans taking Jordanian innovation and technology to its highest summit.

A few days before the meeting, Her Majesty tweeted to congratulate the Robo Stars team, “Congratulations to the King Abdullah II Secondary School for Excellence-Irbid on winning the @firstlegoleague Champion’s Award!”

The FLL is operated by For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, an international youth organisation founded by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers in 1989 with a mission to develop ways to inspire students in the engineering and technology fields. 

 

It introduces young people aged 9 to 14 to the fields, teaching them to create innovative solutions to a problem guided by the FLL’s Core Values. To compete, teams do their own fundraising, create a team identity, and find opportunities to interact with experts.

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