UOWD has hosted the annual Robotics Competition since 2010. Brainchild of Dr Farhad Orumchian, the event attracts participants from across the UAE and beyond to showcase their robotic skills through a range of technical challenges. The competition offers the opportunity for school students to enhance their skills in mathematics and computer programming and provides an excellent platform to exercise imagination, problem solving skills and teamwork.
Recently, the event has also extended to school teachers to join in professional development activities, and special Discover STEM events for attending and participating students to encourage more students to join STEM/STEAM higher education and career. Conceptualized by Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, the Discover events are aimed at helping to increase workforce in STEM/STEAM.