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Inspiring Future African Engineers & Scientists

PARC is an all-African Robotics competition, which brings together middle, high school, and university robotics teams to participate in a competition around scientific and engineering challenges relevant to the sustainable development of Africa.  Teams are judged on poster and oral presentations, as well as Robotics. PARC teams can compete in four categories: Techs, Stars, Makers & Engineers League; ranging from middle school to university. Winners in the various categories are awarded with prizes and scholarships. 

Timeline

The Request to Participate form will be available from December 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019. During this period, teams will be able to register for consideration to compete at PARC 2019.

The Request to Participate form will close January 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed January 15 - 31, 2019 to determine which teams will compete in PARC 2019.

The teams selected to participate in PARC 2019 will be announced Feburary 1, 2019. Team $250 payments are due at that time. The official competition rules will be posted and robot kits will be shipped. Teams will have until July to prepare their robots and presentations for the PARC 2019 competition.

PARC2019 in Accra, Ghana!

A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in Africa

This professor (Dr. Sidy Ndao) is helping West African students get the #STEM skills they need to lift up their communities.

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Stars League

STAR LEAGUE

2019 Theme: Resilient Cities

INTRO VIDEO

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VIDEO ANIMATION

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Recently Asked Questions

Click to download the 2019 Star Challenge (PDF).

There is no mat to download for the Stars League. Teams may construct their own playing fields. 

There is no element to download for the Stars League.

Teams will receive a bucket filled with the 2in, 5in, and 8in diameter water droplet balls. At any point in the competition, teams can dump the water droplet balls anywhere on their side of the playing field.

Yes, robots must move the water droplets behind the goal line and city workers may then pick up the droplets.

There is no limitation to the amount of water droplets that the city workers can pick up and throw into the pump station.

Yes, as long as your team robot meets the size requirements you can modify as desired. Robot must fit inside a 50x50x50 cm box at the beginning of the game, but can expand after.

Yes, as long as your team robot meets the size requirements you can modify as desired. Robot must fit inside a 50x50x50 cm box at the beginning of the game, but can expand after.

Dimensions for the balls and pipes have been provided in the challenge rules, teams can purchase the items or make them using materials such as clay.

Questions Récemment Posées

Cliquez pour télécharger le Star Challenge 2019 (PDF).

Il n'y a pas de tapis à télécharger pour la Stars League. Les équipes peuvent construire leurs propres terrains de jeu.

Il n'y a pas de éléments du jeu à télécharger pour la Stars League. 

Les équipes recevront un seau rempli de billes de gouttelettes d’eau de 2 pouces, 5 pouces et 8 pouces. À tout moment de la compétition, les équipes peuvent vider les balles de gouttelettes d’eau n’importe où sur leur côté du terrain.

Oui, les robots doivent déplacer les gouttelettes d'eau derrière la ligne de but et les travailleurs de la ville peuvent alors les ramasser.

Il n'y a pas de limite à la quantité de gouttelettes d'eau que les travailleurs de la ville peuvent ramasser et jeter dans la station de pompage.

Oui, tant que votre robot d'équipe répond aux exigences de taille, vous pouvez le modifier à votre guise. Le robot doit tenir dans une boîte de 50x50x50 cm au début du jeu, mais peut s’étendre après.

Oui, tant que votre robot d'équipe répond aux exigences de taille, vous pouvez le modifier à votre guise. Le robot doit tenir dans une boîte de 50x50x50 cm au début du jeu, mais peut s’étendre après.

Les dimensions des balles et des tuyaux ont été fournies dans les règles du challenge, les équipes peuvent acheter les objets ou les fabriquer avec des matériaux tels que l’argile.

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Makers League

MAKERS LEAGUE

2019 Theme: Healthy Cities

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Design Thinking Process MAKER Teams must design a table-top model of a healthy city by using the human-centered design thinking process. For each phase of the process, teams are reminded to design with the end-user in mind.

2019 MAKERS CHALLENGE

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Design Thinking Process & Rubric

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Mathworks Portal

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Submit Your Questions

Complete Form

Frequently Asked Questions(English)

Click to download the 2019 Maker Challenge (PDF).

Click to download the 2019 Maker Judging Rubric (PDF).

Foire Aux Questions(French)

Cliquez pour télécharger le Maker Challenge 2019 (PDF).

Cliquez pour télécharger la rubrique d'évaluation 2019 (PDF).

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Engineers League

ENGINEER LEAGUE

2019 Theme: Mobile Cities

INTRO VIDEO

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Engineering Design Process ENGINEER Teams must use this problem solving method to design a functioning prototype that will improve the mobility of people and goods.

2019 ENGINEERS Challenge

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Engineering Design Process & Judging Rubric

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Mathworks Portal  

Access Portal

Submit Your Questions 

Complete Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Click to download the 2019 Engineers Challenge (PDF).

Click to download the 2019 Judging Rubric.

Foire Aux Questions

Cliquez pour télécharger le Engineers Challenge 2019 (PDF).

Cliquez pour télécharger la rubrique d'évaluation 2019 (PDF).

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Tech League

TECH LEAGUE

2019 Theme: Livable Cities

INTRO VIDEO 

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LEVEL 1 GAME

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LEVEL 2 GAME

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Tech Game Elements (Download .STL files)

Tech Decor - Optional - (Download CAD)

Frequently Asked Questions

Click to download the 2019 Tech Challenge (PDF).

The playing field mats are available on this page, click here to be redirected.

Click to download the game elements. 

The "Tech Decors" are decorative elements that will be placed on the Tech playing fields. Teams have the option to print these elements. The decor are available on this page, click here to be redirected.

Foire Aux Questions

Cliquez pour télécharger le Tech Challenge 2019 (PDF).

Les tapis de jeu sont disponibles sur cette page, cliquez ici pour être redirigés.

Cliquez pour télécharger le éléments du jeu.

Les "Tech Decors" sont des éléments décoratifs qui seront placés sur les terrains de jeu Tech. Les équipes ont la possibilité d’imprimer ces éléments. Les décors sont disponibles sur cette page, cliquez ici pour être redirigé.

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