CHIREC Innovation hub is a unique initiative taken up by CHIREC International School to foster scientific temper amongst students. It creates an opportunity for student community to expand their critical thinking beyond textbooks and come up with creative inventions which will enhance their problem-solving skills and work on finding solutions. Our goal is to spark their investigative spirit, promote creativity, help them think through problems and express their ideas through building things. It also connects the process of invention to their everyday lives and to a broad range of careers and social issues. This initiative is run by CHIREC International School assisted by The Makers of Things (Better by Design).
Who can apply?
- a passion to innovate
- a strong team spirit
- a desire to find solutions to challenges
How to apply?
Students can either apply directly with an idea or through ‘aspirational challenges’ announced by CHIREC.
Go through brainstorming and ideation sessions conducted by Better by Design
Work on prototypes and visualizations of ideas
- Get pitching opportunities to eminent jury members
- Develop high quality, refined prototypes
- Showcase their projects to professionals
Better Bots Challenge
The first CHIREC Innovation Hub (C-Hub) event of the year called the Better Bots Challenge was organized in collaboration with Better by Design on October 22, 2019. Students of Grades 8, 9 and 11 got together to ideate, prototype, and tinker the best robots that would race in an obstacle course. The teams worked over 3 weeks and after a Preliminary Challenge, 4 teams - Dark Phoenix, Bush Campers, Wheelz, and Avengers were selected for the final Battle of the Bots clash.
The teams created and designed their own robots that had to race through carefully-constructed hurdles on an obstacle course. Each team had a remote control to navigate their bots. The teams had to come up with creative strategies to overcome the hurdles and race to the finish line.
After multiple rounds of the challenge and a close race, the teams that finally won the challenge are:
Team Dark Phoenix – First Place
Final Timing: 8 minutes and 10 seconds.
Team Avengers – Runner Up
Final Timing: 11 minutes and 16 seconds.
Students of Classes 6 to 9 gathered in the arena to cheer on the teams with great excitement and enthusiasm!