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Robotic Club Mentors

Yoosha Urfi

Represented India at Asia Pacific International First Lego League Competition
Venue : Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Date : 3-5 July, 2016


Achievements in 2015-16

  • Secured 4th position, in FLL Regionals (Delhi NCR Zone) held at Pathways, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Secured 3rd position in FLL Nationals at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi
  • 46 Teams participated in Nationals
  • Represented India at FLL Asia Pacific International Competition to be held at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia from 3-5 July 2016

Achievements in 2014-15

  • Secured 3rd position in FLL Regionals held at Amity School, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Participated in FLL Nationals at Amity School, New Delhi
  • Secured 2nd position in Indian Robotic Olympiad (IRO) held at Pathways School, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Participated in IRO Nationals at HUDA City Centre, Gurgaon, Haryana

Achievements in 2013-14

  • Secured 1 st position, winning the most coveted ‘Champions Award’, which means showing excellence in all areas of the competition
  • Represented India in First Lego League World Festival, the biggest robotics event in the world
  • 84 Teams participated from 60 countries
  • FLL World Festival competition held in St. Louis, MO, USA from 23rd-26th April 2014

Achievements in 2012 - 2013

  • Team NeXT 2nd in FLL Regionals at Delhi 2013
  • Team-NeXT 4th position at national level
  • Winning the prestigious FLL-CORE Values Award in Nationals at Delhi
  • Represented India at the FLL- Asia Pacific at Sydney, Australia
  • Conferred Project Research Award at Sydney
  • Memoirs: 2013 FLL Asia Pacific Competition in Sydney, Australia

Bharat Govil

Bharat Govil is a grade 11 student at Billabong High School. Bharat is deeply interested in math and science and has been involved in robotics since elementary school.

Bharat’s interest in robotics was kindled while he was in elementary school. Students from the engineering department at Princeton University worked with children showing them how to build simple robots. He pursued this interest in middle school in India as well, joining a local robotics club, and competing in robotics Olympiads and in the FIRST Lego League.

Bharat got the opportunity to pursue this passion for robotics once again when he joined middle school in Bethesda, MD in the US. At the Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD, Bharat joined the official high school FRC robotics team, Team 1389, and contributed by doing the CAD (computer aided design) for the team. He learned advanced programming concepts at the University of Maryland and applied the concepts he learned in his engineering design and computer science courses to build better robots in school. The team won many prestigious awards that year and participated at the World Robotics Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, in the US.

After joining grade 11 at Billabong High International School, Bharat has taken the initiative of starting a robotics club in the school. He invited the team leaders from his robotics team in the US to give a presentation to high school children in Bhopal and to motivate them to take up robotics as a hobby at school. The students learnt about the potential of robotics in various walks of life and how it has already taken centre stage in advanced engineering and technology all over the world. Exposure to robotics provides students an opportunity to learn the practical application of various fields of study such as mechanics, electronics, computer programming, and teaches children the value of cooperation and team-work.

Bharat is now actively involved in teaching the basics of robotics to beginner students, as a coach and mentor. He has demonstrated various techniques required to build simple robots, how to use sensors, and program robots to perform simple tasks.

Some of his achievements are listed below :

  • Team member of the Whitman FIRST Robotics team (since 2015)
  • Awards: Quality Award, DC Regional 2015; Best Engineering Design – Chesapeake Regional 2015; Team qualified for World Championships
  • Member, Thomas M. Pyle Middle School Robotics Club, Bethesda, MD (2013)
  • Third Position, National Championship(India), FLL 2012; Participant, Indian Robot Olympiad 2012