Robotics competitions are becoming increasingly popular around the world. With many competition providers, it can be hard for children, volunteers and even sponsors to judge, which are the best to participate in and support, especially without any evidence about the impact of the competition on its participants. To prove that WRO is a meaningful as well as playful program, WRO Germany conducted an evaluation study in cooperation with the University of Würzburg, and with the support of the Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation.
The overall results approve the positive impact of World Robot Olympiad on students’ learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Study results of WRO 2019 season
In 2019, in addition to the annual feedback on the actual event, WRO Germany conducted a study on what the students learn from participating in the competition: how they develop through the WRO competition and how their attitudes towards robotics, IT and technical issues change.
A detailed description of the evaluation study, including its key findings, is now available in English.