On Saturday, November 10th ISY welcomed around 500 participants and guests from local schools throughout Yangon to compete in the second annual Myanmar STEM Competition (a Lego robotics based competition that integrates elements from the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)).

This years theme was Trash Trek, where students designed projects to tackle issues related to the growing trash problems around the world. In addition to these projects, the students also programmed Lego robots to complete tasks such as transporting trash to appropriate disposal sites, picking up plastics bags and saving animals from pollution.  Two of ISY's strategic themes are Environmental Consciousness and Technology Integration.  This competition allowed our students two engage well with both these themes.

The competition also gave opportunities for participants to share ideas and meet other like-minded people.