1The iLabs@MAK Project will be hosting the 3rd annual Science and Technology Innovations Challenge this year. This event will bring together schools from around the country in a competition where secondary school students present their different Robotics innovations. These Secondary School Students schools will each present robotic application projects under the theme “Agricultural Transformation, The Role of Robotics

About STIC

Since September 2010, iLabs@MAK Project has taken the initiative to promote Science and Technology Incubation through Project-Based Learning in Secondary Schools in an effort to elicit early interest in science and technology careers among Uganda’s young generation.

To this end, the Project has undertaken outreach programs to select secondary schools from the various regions in the country. The students are facilitated to form Engineering Design Clubs, equipped and trained with the needed material to help them design and prototype meaningful robotics applications in preparation for the Science & Technology Innovations Challenge. The challenge first happens at Regional level after which the regional winners proceed to the National level.

To date there are four regional challenges held; Central, West, North and East. Up to eighteen schools are participating and more continue to get on board. The schools taking part in this year’s challenge include:

Central Region

  • Gayaza High School
  • King’s College Budo
  • St. Mary’s College Kisubi
  • Namilyango College
  • Makerere College School
  • Mt. St. Mary’s College Namagunga
  • Ndejje S.S.S

Western Region

  • Mbarara High School
  • Ntare School
  • Mary Hill Girls School

Northern Region

  • Dr. Obote College
  • Lira Town College
  • Lango College 

Eastern Region

  • Teso College
  • Wanyange Girls
  • Jinja S.S
  • Kiira College Butiki

These schools will each present robotic application projects under the theme “Agricultural Transformation, The Role of Robotics”. The top Schools at regionals will then meet at the National Challenge which will take place on the 17th October 2015 at the Makerere University Main Hall where the Champion of them all shall be decided. Below is the schedule for the Regional and National Challenges:

19th September Northern Challenge
26th September Eastern Challenge
3rd October Western Challenge
10th October Central Challenge
17th October Grand Challenge