TowerJazz Sponsors Team from Israeli High School
Wins first place in Robot Performance category at FIRST LEGO LEAGUE competition in US!
The FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Arkansas Razorback Invitational USA was held on May 19-22, 2016 at the University of Arkansas. In the Robot Performance category, Team 498, ninth grade students from Katzir High School in Holon, Israel (sponsored by TowerJazz), won first place competing against 72 other teams from around the world! The team presented their research and excited the judges with their performance on stage. Their hard and dedicated work brought them eventually to this very special moment.
TowerJazz supports and sponsors a wide range of educational, social and community activities and programs, and this is the first time we sponsored a team for the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE.
What is FIRST LEGO LEAGUE?
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult coaches, FIRST LEGO LEAGUE teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s signature Core Values. For more information, please visit: www.firstlegoleague.org/.
Congratulations to team 498!!!
Mountain to Valley Relay 2016
Mountain to Valley Relay is a 215 km long-distance running race combining personal challenges with team comradeship, day and night running in rural areas, from Northern Israel to the Yizrael Valley.
This is the third year TowerJazz teams in Migdal Ha’emek (Israel) have joined the Mountain to Valley Relay annual race held in Northern Israel. The race combines personal athletic experience, group collaboration, and running in open spaces along 215 kilometers (approx. 133 miles) in about 24 hours. The race is divided into 24 legs, which are between 5-14 km in length (approx. 3-8 miles). The relay crosses the most beautiful regions of Israel, passing through rural areas and communities that reflect the multicultural richness of Israel. Nearly 9,000 runners participated in the event.
This year, three teams represented TowerJazz and included a mix of managers and personnel, including both men and women. In the three groups of eight people each, the runners started the race together on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00am and finished the race together on Friday, May 20 at 9:00am.
It was a great experience for the teams who suffered some injuries and tiredness, but also a lot of joy and happiness, demonstrating our employees’ high ambition, dedication and motivation.