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Tunisia Telecom congratulates the 7 medalists at the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge

Translated from French.Three days after their return from the United States, where they won a gold medal (for the entire team) and another silver medal (for the 7th), these high school students aged 15 to 18 were accompanied by their Sponsors of the First Skills Club Association, were entitled, Thursday, July 27, 2017, to a tribute ceremony, at the Tunisie Telecom headquarters, at the banks of the Lake of Tunis.To make a place among the greatSlim Majidoub, Omar Kassis, Sami Masmoudy, Fares Kessentini, Fares Ben Halima, Mahdi Fakhfakh and Zied Jrad are the young people, most of them enrolled at the Sfax pilot school. They all have the ...

Tunisia’s gold and silver medal in international robotics competition in the United States

Translated from French.Again, Tunisia has shone with its young skills in an international competition. Seven young Tunisian high school students proudly honored the national colors by winning gold and silver at the Global Robotics Challenge organized by FIRST Global from 16-18 July in Washington, DC. This is what was announced Tuesday, the official page of the Tunisian embassy in the United StatesFirst Global Challenge is an annual event that showcases young scientific talent from around the world, allowing them to create robots that will bring solutions to major global challenges. This year's theme was access to safe drinking water....

Robots are set to take Africa’s manufacturing jobs even before it has enough

It was supposed to be Africa’s century, then the robots arrived.The dawning of the fourth industrial revolution offered African countries the opportunity to take advantage of technological gains, leapfrogging their developed counterparts. As China did at the end of the last century, Africa could have taken advantage of relatively cheap, semi-skilled labor in its youthful population, finally diversifying the continent’s economies into manufacturing and services as engines for growth.Instead, everything African workers could have done, robots can do better and faster. Industrial robots and artificial intelligence are increasingly ...

SKN robotics team excels at international level

Washington, D.C. –  In its first-ever appearance at the FIRST Global Robotics Competition, a group of three students from the federation, accompanied by Dr. Ricardo Neil, placed 36th out of 163 nations in a three-day competition from July 14-17. Jermelia Henry, Zhavier Shaw and Jervik Lapsley represented the nation with flying colors at the Robotics Olympics. Competitors aged 17 or 18 were tasked to design and create a robot that could separate different colored balls that simulated clean and contaminated water, as well as pull itself up off the ground and drive on an incline.But the team barely made the competition, as Neil found out only ...

Four Catalonians in the global robotics competition

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Science organisation in Seychelles wins support award at int’l robotics competition

The Seychelles National Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation(NISTI) won the bronze medal for outstanding supporting organisation at a global robotics challenge in Washington, D.C, earlier this month.The Al-Khawarizmi Award from the Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology was given to organisations who are promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in their countries.The local Institute provided the support to the six students -- Nellie Azemia, Frazer Nalletamby, Stana Mousbe, Damien Ernesta, Anil Buron, Shana Banane -- from Beau Vallon Secondary school in the north of Mahe who represented ...

Meet these young talented Nigerian designers who make the nation proud

Some Nigerian teenagers are putting the country in good view with their participation in the first robotics Olympics held in Washington D.C in the United States.This challenge happens to be the first global robotic Olympic to be held. The Nigerian teenagers that represented the nation were identified as Seun Omotayo, Fetisimi Adegbamigbe, Tawa Giwa, Toluwalase Agoro, Ayomide Adetunji, Ayodeji Umar and Niyi Talabi.The seven teenagers joined teenagers from other countries. The ages of the participants ranged from fifteen to eighteen. There were about one hundred and sixty three teams from different countries of the world. They all fought to win ...

Tunisia winner of the grand robotics challenge!

Translated from French.The first "Al-Khwarizmi Award", awarded to the team that contributed most to the progress of the competition, and the second "Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Supporter", awarded to the teams that produced the most powerful robots, were both awarded to the Tunisian team.This annual competition in Washington brings together robotics enthusiasts from around the world who come to present their latest finds. The awards go to the most innovative creations, those capable of provoking a revolution in lifestyle.This year, it was around the theme of access to drinking water that the candidates had to be creative! It ...

Sierra Leone News: Financial gulf between robotic team and dream

In room 300 on the fourth floor of Leone Building on Wilberforce Street, sits the future of Sierra Leone robotic engineering. The room is full of teenagers and young people glued to computer monitors fiddling with their keyboards with exhilarating concentration. Amongst these geeks, is the team of five that represented Sierra Leone in the just concluded 2017 First Global Robotics Challenge in Washington DC.However, the ambition to become Sierra Leone’s next Captain William Henry Richards – the father of robotics – would be nothing but a fleeting illusion if their financial needs are not met on time.Two of the team from Washington ...

Team Nigeria Shines In 2017 Global Robotics Competition

A team of seven students, who represented Nigeria in the maiden edition of the FIRST Global Robotics Olympiad (GRO) in Washington DC, U.S, have been commended for their impressive performance.The team came third out of 41 African countries that participated in the competition and ranked 25th out of 162 countries, and they also got two other awards.Faysal Jarmakani, sponsor of the Nigeria Team, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, some international organisations had indicated interest to partner with the organisers of the event as a result of the feat.Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia defines Robot competition as “an ...

Despite inadequate govt support, Team Nigeria shines in global robotics competition

A team of seven students, who represented Nigeria in the maiden edition of the FIRST Global Robotics Olympiad (GRO) in Washington DC, U.S. have been commended for their impressive performance.The team came third out of 41 African countries that participated in the competition and ranked 25th out of 162 countries. They also got two other awards.Faysal Jarmakani, sponsor of the Nigeria team, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that some international organisations had indicated interest to partner with the organisers of the event as a result of the feat.Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia defines Robot competition as “an ...

Myanmar Robotics Team Makes Top 10 at Competition

YANGON — A team of Myanmar engineering students who landed a top 10 ranking at the world’s first international robotics competition hope their achievement will inspire young people to practise science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to improve the country.The team finished six out of 163 teams across six continents at the FIRST Global Robotics Olympics, held in Washington DC in the United States from 16-18 July with the aim of fostering passion in young people for scientific and technological innovation.The group of seven students aged 17-18 met with the media in Yangon on Friday to share their experiences of ...

Micronesia Students Proudly Compete in Robotics “Olympics”

Three students from Yap State proudly represented the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) at an international high school robotics competition this July in Washington DC.Natasha Loochaz, John Steven Gilinug, and Francis Yarofalyango, comprised Team Micronesia, and joined students from over 150 other nations at the event.Over several months each team designed, built, and programmed, their own complex robot based on the same simple parts kit, bringing the robots to the FIRST Global Challenge in DC for the matches and exhibition. In the arena, robots were organized into teams of three, battling to quickly gather and sort plastic balls ...

Luxembourg joined the FIRST Global Robotics Competition

Translated from Luxembourgish.164 countries joined this robot competition together, and this year Luxembourg also represented a first time. We have accompanied the team!--> See the Video 

‘These Honduran students changed my life’

BEAVERCREEK — Seven High School students from Honduras participated in the FIRST Global Robotics Competition in Washington, D.C., with the help of Dayton-based nonprofit Shoulder to Shoulder.Shoulder to Shoulder’s 27-year mission has been to help bring sustainable health, nutrition and education services to the people of rural Honduras.While in the U.S. the students also had the opportunity to spend time with students at Jacob Coy Middle School in Beavercreek as well as meet other local robotics teams.The Honduran robotics team developed a connection with the Beavercreek students when Beavercreek middle school Spanish teacher ...

High school robotics team impresses judges

High school student Chhoeut Chanthy had never before seen a robot, let alone built one that operated on code she had written. But that all changed a few months ago when Ms Chanthy and five classmates in Siem Reap province became the first Cambodian team to enter the First Global challenge, a robotics competition based in the US. The team outdid even their own expectations, beating regional rival Japan and finishing in 22nd place out of 158 countries that took part in the competition last month. Each team is first sent a robotics kit by First Global, which they must then use to build a robot that can perform a specific task, without adding any ...

Team Brunei of First Global Challenge 2017 feted

THE Bits ‘N’ Bytes Company yesterday hosted an appreciation ceremony for sponsors of Team Brunei who attended the inaugural First Global Challenge 2017 which was held in July in Washington DC, the United States of America. The event took place yesterday at Lecture Hall 2 of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB). The guest of honour was Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, the Vice-Chancellor of UTB who later presented appreciation plaques to sponsors, and certificates to the mentors of Team Brunei. In a welcoming remark, Pengiran Haji Zahari bin Pengiran Haji Ahmad, the Operations Manager of Bits ‘N’ Bytes Company, expressed his ...

Team Bosnia & Herzegovina on New Day Sarajevo

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Team Benin in the news

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All-girl team show they have what it takes

One team with one month and one robotics kit proudly represented Bermuda at the FIRST Global 2017 Robotics competition last week.Despite the relatively short time to prepare, they beat the US, Canada, Russia and Britain to finish 59th out of 163 and were the top all-female team.Team Bermuda consisted of Yulia Isaeva, the captain and driver, Katie Grainge, coder and driver, Ashlyn Lee, spokesperson and tactician, Kameron Young, coder and back-up driver, and Nadhiri Worrell-Simons, back-up driver.The team, made up of Year 10 and 11 BHS students, overcame many challenges such as a lack of experience in creating a robot from scratch and having ...

Australia’s robot wins silver!

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Relatives of young people participating in the FIRST 2017 Global Robotics Competition love and optimism

Translated from Spanish.Relatives of the young URBE students participating in the First 2017 Robotics World Cup in Washington DC gathered in the URBE videoconference room to support their children in full competition through a video call.This is the first time that two Engineering students from URBE, and other young people from a Venezuelan educational institution participate in this competition.Joy and emotion was the feeling that was shown in this meeting between relatives, who with the Venezuelan flag in hand enjoyed the first row of the competition match where the Venezuelan delegation participated, who were winners of the second ...

Evo congratulates the Bolivian team that reached the final of “FIRST Global Challenge”

Translated from Spanish.President Evo Morales today congratulated the young people who qualified for the final round of the First Global Challenge, the most important global event in the field of robotics."Out of 165 countries, 15 and 16-year-old Bolivians qualified for the #Robotica World Cup final. We are filled with pride and satisfaction," the president said.The team, which is competing in the US, is made up of Fabián Ignacio Malpartida Negrón, Alejandro Núñez Arroyo, Luis Ricardo Fernández Durán and Susan Jhoseline Terán Cruz, high school students from the Don Bosco and Santa Ana colleges of Chuquisaca, Bolivia, accompanied ...

Bolivia at the top of the robotics world

Translated from Spanish.With a robot to take care of water quality, young sucrenses Fabián Malpartida, Alejandro Núñez, Luis Fernández and Susan Terán set a record for Bolivia in the First Global Challenge, which took place in the USA. The national team was fifth in South America and 103 in the world."It is a great feat that for the first time Bolivia has been competing in a world robotics Olympics and being the protagonist in all the rounds," said Said Perez, coach of the team, at the end of the contest.This year, the First Global Challenge competition, which took place from 16 to 18 July in the US capital, summoned teams from ...

Chilean team participates in robotics competition “FIRST Global”

Girls in Tech Chile is a foundation since 2014 that promotes female participation in science and technology, forming part of a US NGO of the same name present in 60 countries.From the experience, the Ingeniosas program was created to promote vocations of women of school age in the STEM fields. The central celebration of this program last April was attended by over 30 organizations, both public and private. Ingenious was present in five cities of the country, impacting more than 2,000 girls between 8th and 2nd half.Macarena Abarca attended middle school in a school in the commune of La Florida in the Chilean capital, and for a year she has ...

Seven Romanian students receive applause at the most important robotics competition in the world. They were very close to conquering the gold

Translated from Romanian.More than 150 teams from all over the world participate in the Olympics. At the most important robotics competition in the world, about 1,000 children are enrolled.The Romanian team consists of: Alexandru Florescu, Daha Andrei, Preda Andrei, Rares Badici, Oliver Szavuj, Alexandra Pacuraru, Laura Pircalaboiu. Young people are accompanied by two mentors.They were very close to conquering gold. In the competition, where the robot created by each team has to perform different tasks, it matters how the team works, but how it interacts with the other competitors.--> Read More

7 Mumbai Students Make Robot to Clean Contaminated Water, Winning Awards at FIRST Global Challenge

Representing India at the FIRST Global Challenge, an Olympics-style robotics competition held in the US from July 16-18, a team of seven students from Mumbai designed a robot called Neutrino that can separate pollutants from contaminated water. Of the 100 applications that came in, this 7-member team, consisting of students from different schools in Mumbai, was shortlisted to represent India. Team Neutrino comprised – Team Captain, Rahesh Saraf; Team Spokesperson, Aadiv Shah; Alliance Strategist, Harsh Bhatt; Alliance Analyst, Vatsin Suchak; Robot Tactician, Adhyyan Sekhsaria; Robot Controller, Tejas Ramdas; Robot Driver, Raghav Ringshia, and ...

Ukrainian schoolchildren entered the Top-20 strongest robotics of the world at the international Olympiad FIRST Global Challenge

Translated from Russian.As we reported earlier, last week in Washington, the world's Olympic Games in robotics FIRST Global Challenge took place. As a result of the competition, a team of Ukrainian schoolchildren consisting of Igor Zhukovsky, Inga Manzhulenko, Mikhail Koreshkov and mentor Nadezhda Vladykina entered the top 20 of the world's strongest robotics teams, taking 19th place out of 163.Note that each team represented its own robot to perform more than fourteen tasks that participants developed for the engineering academies of the United States, Britain and China."At the FGC Robotics Olympics, we saw how robotics technology ...

Romania’s Robotics Team goes to the US Olympics on their own money. “A parent has made considerable sponsorship”

Translated from Romanian.The students will arrive in Washington on Friday, where they will compete with over 160 teams. Unfortunately, Romania has no sponsor, so the parents of these young people are paying thousands of euros for us to represent our country.Alexandra Pacuraru, Olympic student: "The purpose of this competition is to encourage students to pursue careers that focus on solving global problems, the theme of this year being water pollution. It is one of the 14 globally recognized problems that should be solved by technology. "Each has his well established role. Alexandra, for example, is in the 11th grade and deals with team ...

Team Guyana at the FIRST Global Challenge, 2017

This past week, I, along with eight other members of STEM Guyana’s robotics team, had the pleasure of participating in the FIRST Global Challenge 2017. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in the US in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST Global is a new challenge designed to ignite a global passion for STEM, by having national teams design and build a robot from scratch given a kit of materials, and compete in person in a series of games, which are modeled after a pressing world problem.The 2017 competition, “H2O FLOW” addressed water ...

Robotics: Tunisia Gold and Silver Medalist in the USA

Translated from French.With seven young high school students between the ages of 15 and 18, the First Skills Club has just won two gold and silver medals at the 2018 Global Robotics Challenge, held July 16-18 in Washington-USA .Representing the Tunisian national team in the first edition of the "First Global Challenge" robotics Olympics, out of a total of 163 countries, these young people were awarded first prize "Al-Khwarizmi for the supportive organization of young scientists" and Second prize of "Albert Einstein for International Excellence".On this occasion, Tunisie Telecom, which sponsors the Tunisian team with the financial and ...

Sfax students from World Robotic Championship in the hospitality of Ahla Sabah with Aisha Pierre


Central American youths surprise the world in robot olympics

Translated from Spanish.Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua participated in the robot olympics promoted by First Global, an initiative to motivate youth to use and enjoy science and technology.Youth from 157 countries participated in the First Global Challenge, the world's first robotic olympic, in Washington DC, USA.The teams are made up of high school youth and the theme of inspiration is to find solutions for everyone to have access to drinking water.In the Olympics each team is given a kit with blue balls and other oranges, blues simulate pure water and oranges contaminated water.--> Read More

Mexicans win bronze in World Robotic Olympics

The students Andrea Terán, Luis Fernando Orta and Luis Gerardo Ramos of PrepaTec of San Luis Potosí were winners when they obtained the bronze in the First Global First Challenge Robotics Olympic Games, held in Washington, USA."It has been an honor to get this recognition, as we have demonstrated the potential of Mexico," said Tec students who are part of the Lambot 3478 robotics team, which competed with more than 160 countries.Antonio Dávila, Juan González, Eduardo Martínez, Gerardo Ascencio of the Universidad Panamericana (UP) also obtained the third place in this robotics competition.--> Read More

Bolivia goes to the World Cup

Translated from Spanish.A few months ago, I saw a beautiful movie, "Spare Parts" (2015, "The Robot Life"). The story revolves around a high school teacher who, tempted by a large technology company, receives a juicy job offer. Four Hispanic students in irregular migration situation appear, who ask for help to make a robot. The objective: to participate in a competition organized by a prestigious university. With a few dollars, a lot of talent and more than an internal fight, the team manages to assemble an underwater robot that must perform several tasks. The parents, skeptical at first, doubted the scope of the project, claiming the terrible ...

Robotics competition “FIRST Global Challenge 2017”, Mali wins silver medal in USA

Translated from French.Washington has just hosted the "First Global Challenge 2017", a competition for robotics and home automation. They were 7 young Malians who took part in this event. Participants from 125 countries took the silver medal in engineering design!After three months of training, high school students of Mali's national robotics team flew to Washington DC on July 13.--> Read More

FIRST Global Competition – Madagascar in the robotics competition

Translated from French.A first. Madagascar is indeed present at the First Global Challenge, an international robotics competition. The Malagasy team of six students aged between 16 and 19 years, led by Sahaza Ramarosandy arrived in the land of Uncle Sam on Friday to participate in this international challenge. The competition was officially opened yesterday in Washington DC.FIRST Global Challenge is an annual event that showcases young scientific talent from around the world, allowing them to create robots that will bring solutions to major global challenges. This year, the theme will be on access to drinking water, and this is the first ...

Team T&T 16th at Global Robotics Challenge

THREE pupils of Presentation College, Chaguanas, placed 16th out of a field of 163 at the inaugural FIRST Global International High School Robotics Challenge in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.The team comprised of Form Five pupils Avidesh Marajh (team representative and programmer), Fahad Hosein (team captain and driver), and Josef Gonzalez (driver).The team was one of ten representing countries from the Caribbean.Team Trinidad and Tobago and Team Guyana were the only two from the Caribbean to place in the top 20, with Guyana placing tenth.Marajh, Hosein and Josef won four of their six matches, defeating seasoned robotics teams like ...

The team of Europe winners of the first Olympics in robotics, Serbian high school students delighted the judges

Translated from Serbian.The Team of Europe is the winner of the first Robotic Olympics, held in Washington, organized by First Global Program.Vice-championship was won by a team of high school students from Poland, while the third was a team from Armenia.Among the representatives of the future generation were also seven Serbian high school students - representatives of the private gymnasium Creative Pen from Belgrade, the XII Belgrade Gymnasium and the Nikola Tesla Gymnasium in Budapest.The theme of this year's Olympics was pure water. The task the teams had was to get from the parts they got from the organizer of the robot, which ...

In World Robot Challenge, the winner was cooperation

Translated from Spanish.Brilliant young high school students in 153 countries came to Washington, DC, with their gleaming newly assembled robots and after long trips, to star in the most incredible, fantastic and wonderful competition of its kind that takes place worldwide.For three days from Sunday 16, they participated in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition created to encourage young people to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.Each team brought to the grand stage of the DAR Constitution Hall, in the downtown area of the capital, a robotic machine capable of recognizing and ...

Young Tunisians victorious in Global Robotics Challenge

Translated from French.Motivation and loyalty, Seven young high-school students from Sfax and the First Skills Club took the plane to the United States to defend the Tunisian flag at the Global Robotics Challenge organized by FIRST Global from 16 to 18 July in WashingtonConsidered the Olympic Robotics Games, the Global Robotics Challenge brings together 163 teams from around the world. This major competition brings together the talent of young scientists through robot-building and robot-building games in order to solve important global challenges.This year, the theme of the competition is access to drinking water. Each team received a few ...

FIRST Global Challenge – Madagascar wins bronze medal

Translated from French.The Malagasy team managed to rise to third place of the podium in an international competition of robotics in the United States.On the podium. Madagascar has once again shone with his young skills on the international stage. The Malagasy team brought up the national torch at an international robotics competition in the US. She won the bronze medal yesterday in the international price Journey Sophia Kovalevskaya in this competition which saw the participation of over one hundred and seventy countries.The Malagasy team consists of six students aged 16 to 19 years with a strong background in computer science, ...

Inaugural FIRST Global Robotics Olympiad picks team India as winner

A team of seven Indian teenagers, who participated in the FIRST Global Robotics Olympiad in Washington, has won the Zhang Heng Engineering Design Award, surging ahead of 157 countries that participated in this year’s FIRST Global Challenge. The team also won bronze for Global Challenge Match.“Kudos Team India on your gold in Engineering Design& bronze overall at @F1RSTglobal Robotics Olympiad https://goo.gl/T8Y8JP #FGC2017 #STEM” Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy India, MaryKay Loss Carlson‏ tweetedThe yearly international robotics challenge is organized with the aim to increase the interest and passion of more than two ...

Students from 160 Nations to Reconvene a Year from Now in Mexico City for the Second Iteration of the FIRST Global Challenge

Students from 160 Nations to Reconvene a Year from Now in Mexico City for the Second Iteration of the FIRST Global Challenge President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim Underscores the Role of Technology Innovation in International Development. For Immediate Release July 18, 2017Washington, D.C. – FIRST Global (www.first.global) caps off the three-day robotics competition that saw one high-school team from each of the nearly 160 participating nations compete to address one of the world’s most pressing issues - water security. Accomplished inventor, Dean Kamen founded FIRST Global with the mission to inspire an interest in science and ...

Ivanka Trump Opens Day Two of the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge at DAR Constitution Hall

Ivanka Trump Opens Day Two of the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge at DAR Constitution Hall FIRST Global Celebrates Women in STEM with the First DaughterFor Immediate ReleaseJuly 18, 2017Washington, D.C. - Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and First Daughter Ivanka Trump arrived this morning at DAR Constitution Hall to greet the all-female robotics teams participating in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge, the first international robotics Olympics for high school students.Accompanied by FIRST Global Founder Dean Kamen and Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Ivanka met with Teams United States, Ghana, ...

FIRST Global Inaugurates the World’s First International Robot Olympics at DAR Constitution Hall

FIRST Global Inaugurates the World’s First International Robot Olympics at DAR Constitution Hall Dean Kamen’s FIRST Global Challenge to be Held at DAR Constitution Hall from 16-18 July 2017 in Washington, D.C. For Immediate Release JULY 16, 2017Washington, D.C. – This evening, FIRST Global (www.first.global) kicked off the world’s first international robot olympics for high school students at DAR Constitution Hall to inspire a passion for technology innovation and leadership among the world’s youth. With nearly 160 national teams in attendance plus six additional teams representing each of the inhabited continents, the inaugural ...

Team Afghanistan Granted Entry to the U.S. for Robotics Competition

Team Afghanistan Officially Confirmed for Entry to the United States for International Robot Olympics for High School Students Nearly 160 Nations to Convene in Washington, D.C. in the Name of Science and Technology Development at DAR Constitution Hall on July 16-18 Today, the all-female robotics teams from Afghanistan received official approval from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul to journey to the United States to compete alongside 157 other nations in this year’s FIRST Global Challenge, the first annual robotics competition aimed at inspiring the youth of the world to pursue careers in STEM.FIRST Global President, former U.S. Navy Admiral and ...

Students of the Middle Electrical School from Sarajevo at the prestigious Olympics from Robotics in the US!

Translated from Bosnian.At the beginning of 2017, the Secondary School of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo received a direct invitation to participate in the First Global Challenge, which will be attended by over 160 countries worldwide.First Global Challenge is a Robotic Olympics organized by the FIRST Committee Association (IFCA) with the aim of spreading the value of STEM education and encouraging young people to innovatively solve global problems. STEM education encourages the development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in innovative environments, and the development of competences that facilitate lifelong ...

All-Female Afghan Robotics Team Granted Entry to the U.S. for Robotics Competition

All-Girls Robotics Team from Afghanistan Reported Approved for Entry to the United States - along with Gambia, Yemen, Libya, and Iran earlier this week - for International Robot Olympics for High School Students 100% of Visa Approval Rate: All 163 Participating Teams from 157 Nations Approved for Entry to the United States for Robotics Competition in Washington, D.C. For Immediate ReleaseJuly 12, 2017Washington, D.C. – It has been reported that the all-female robotics teams from Afghanistan will compete alongside nearly 160 other nations in this year’s FIRST Global Challenge - founded by Dean Kamen --  an international robotics ...

Burundi to participate in world’s first robot Olympics due in U.S.

BUJUMBURA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Burundi will participate in the first-ever robot Olympics due in Washington DC in the United States on July 16 to 18, the coach of the Burundian team said Tuesday."Six secondary school pupils from Burundi and their coach will depart Burundi for the United States on Thursday to participate in the world's first robot Olympics. Those pupils are aged between 15 and 18 years. It's the first time in Burundi's history to participate in such a championship," said Canisius Bindaba, coach of the Burundian team.According to him, the Burundian team will present a robot locally conceived and constructed."We hope that ...

Tanzania: 7 Young Scientists Bound for USA Given Nation Flag

Dar es Salaam — The Deputy Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training Stella Manyanya on Tuesday handed the national flag and bid farewell to seven Tanzanian students who are going to participate in International Robotic Challenge in USA. The annual challenge, organised by US based charity organisation First Global, aims at igniting a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world. --> Read More

Young Georgian Inventors Participating in ‘First Global’

Young Georgian inventors will travel to Washington to participate in International Robotics Olympiad ”First Global” supported by TBC Bank.The International competition will be held on July 16-18 for the first time. Participants will represent more than 160 countries. Teams are composed by 15-18 years old, talented inventors.The main task of First Global is to provide world with clean water supply. Participating teams have to create robots with their own designs that can separate dirty and clean particles of water and distribute in in different reservoirs. The Georgian inventors have already created a robot equipped with such functi...

Maltese ICT MCAST students to participate in the First Global Challenge Robotic Olympics

Three Maltese ICT Students will be participating in the ‘First Global Challenge – International Robotic Olympics’ that will be held between the 16th till the 18th July in Washington DC.At Esplora, Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri together with US Ambassador Gill Kathleen Hill met the three Maltese students; Andrea Abela, Patrick Brejza and Clive Tonna, who are Level 4 second year students, following a Software Development and Multimedia Software Development course at MCAST.Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri congratulated the students whilst wishing them well in these Robotic Olympics. “It is a great opportunity for ...

Iranian High School Students First to Arrive in Washington, D.C. for International Robot Olympics at DAR Constitution Hall

U.S. Students Partnered with Team Iran after the Team’s Robot Kit Could not Be Shipped to Iran Due to U.S. SanctionsFor Immediate Release July 11, 2017Washington, D.C. –Today, a robotics team of Iranian high school students were the first to arrive in Washington, D.C. for the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge - an international robotics competition hosting one high school team from each of the nearly 160 participating nations coming together to compete in an event that aims to address the world’s most important issues.Team Iran’s robot kit - a box containing robot parts provided by FIRST Global - was not approved for shipment ...

FIRST Global to Host Nearly 160 Nations in U.S. Capital for World’s 1st High School-level Robot Olympics

FIRST Global to Host Nearly 160 Nations in U.S. Capital for World's 1st High School-level Robot OlympicsWhat: FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot olympics for high school students this July 16 in Washington, D.C., with one team from each of the nearly 160 participating nations. Those attending this year’s Challenge include more than 50 diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C., other government representatives, members of various STEM-focused organizations such as the National Academy of Engineering, and members of the general public at large.The President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim ...

Nearly 160 Nations, from Iran to Yemen, – including a Team of Syrian Refugees – to Compete at World’s First International Robot Olympics in Washington, D.C.

One High School Team from Each Country to Convene in the Name of Science and Robotics from July 16-18 at DAR Constitution Hall For Immediate ReleaseJuly 6, 2017 Washington, D.C. – FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high-school students, with nearly 160 participating nations – along with six continental teams representing the major land masses – each committed to sending one team to represent their country on the world stage. The Opening Ceremony for the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge will take place the evening on July 16th at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC....

Six ambitious youngsters represent Moldova at FIRST GLOBAL Challenge

Six ambitious youngsters Moldova will represent at this competition scheduled between July 16-18, 2017. They also used to partake in competitions in Estonia, Denmark and Spain.Since April, the participants have sent their schema details, and now the robot is ready to be presented. It has eight engines and about 1,000 pieces assembled.--> Read More

SMART Sistas girls leave for FIRST Global Challenge in USA

Three girls, members of SMART Sistas, have left Port Vila on their first leg of a trip to represent Vanuatu at the FIRST Global robotic challenge to be held from July 16-18, 2017 in Washington, DC, USA .Lana Molivurae from Epauto School, Lilia Raptigh from Central School and Casanda Olul from Malapoa College all in Port Vila left Sunday morning for Suva, Fiji, where they will be assisted by staff of the Vanuatu Embassy to acquire their US visas for the travel.On Thursday this week, the girls will be in Nadi, where they will be joined by a mentor, Rodney Philemon, the Chairman of the SMART Sistas Committee, who will accompany them to ...

Pta learners represent SA at robotics olympics in USA

Six learners have been chosen to represent South Africa at the First Global Challenge: Robotics Olympics in Washington DC in July.Mentor and coach Johan Benade put together a team to participate in the inaugural challenge.The team is called Mighty Minds South Africa.Mikhaeel Reddy, Barbara Moagi and Bryson Pillay from Hoërskool Uitsig in Centurion, make up half of the team.Anro Swartz, Garet Botha and Daniel Truter from John Vorster technical high school in the Moot, make up the other half.--> Read More

Seven Indian students to represent INDIA in the FIRST Global – World’s first Robotics Olympics

New Delhi: FIRST Global – The Olympics of Robotics is going to be held for the first time at a global level. 160 countries are participating in this 1st inaugural year of First Global Competition (FGC) 2017. Seven Mumbai students and 1 mentor have been shortlisted out of the 100 applications received. This platform will give them an opportunity to showcase the talent India possesses. Titled as the first robotics Olympics style competition, it aims at generating interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) among youth. The idea behind organizing this competition is to drive youth to innovate and create technology-led ...

Team Oman in the News

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Seven Mumbai kids for robotics contest in US

MUMBAI: Later this month, seven students from Mumbai schools will represent India at an Olympic-style robotics challenge to find solutions to provide access to clean water.Students of Jamnabai Narsee International School, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Oberoi International School and Ecole Mondiale World School, have been working over seven hours a day for the past month to create a robot with a kit given by the organisers.--> Read More

Team Honduras in the News

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Madagascar: when digital natives are passionate about robotics

Translated from French.They are six Malgaches, between the ages of 16 and 19, passionate about robotics and programming, and will soon fly to Washington DC to represent Madagascar at the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition. I had the chance to talk with these young "nerds" (1) and proud of being who brilliantly embody the new generation of digital natives in Madagascar. 😉A first for MadagascarThe FIRST Global Challenge will take place from July 16-18, 2017 in the US capital and will feature the participation of some 160 countries. It's a great annual event that celebrates young scientists from around the world, ...

Talented youth will go to the USA to compete

Translated from Spanish.The event, which will bring together 160 countries to participate in the first robotic world olympic called First Global Challenge in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall, Washington D.C., will be held from July 16 to 18. This year's "H2O FLOW" robotics challenge reflects how necessary it is to cooperate as a global society and resolve the water crisis, which makes it necessary to work as a team to provide access to clean water, making it one of the 14 "Big Challenges for Engineering ", according to the organizing institution itself.CHRONICLE: "We were in the class when the coordinator ...

Team St Lucia gearing up for the first ever Robot Olympics

The competition is being held in Washington DC, USA, from 16-18 July, with one team invited from each country in the world.More than 160 nations have confirmed their attendance.St Lucia’s team is made up of three A-level students: Shergaun Roserie, Reshul Narhari, Keeghan Patrick.Loewenvell Polius, a software engineer in the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations, is the team’s adult technical mentor.--> Read More

Team Netherlands

Team Netherlands is composed of the youngest students of FIRST Robotics Competition team 5412, Impossible Robotics. This FRC team is the second of only two FRC teams in the Netherlands. Impossible Robotics started as an FLL team in the Food Factor season back in 2011 and reached the FLL World Invitational in Florida in May 2012. We won 1st Place for Inspiration and got inspired ourselves. We progressed to an FRC team in its third season involving students from seven schools from the whole Northern part of our country.We don’t necessarily build the best robots, but we are a Community and Outreach team, spreading Inspiration and STEM. We are ...

Robotic Olympics: a Seminaire team to Washington

(SHERBROOKE) The robotics team at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke will fly to Washington soon to take part in the first edition of First Global. The Sherbrooke team is the only Canadian team to participate in the International Robotics Olympiad, which will bring together 176 teams from 160 countries.The feat could not have been accomplished without the contribution of teacher Francys Gauthier, who won the Woodie Flowers Award at the recent Montreal Robotics Festival. This award is presented to an exceptional robotic competition mentor who has managed, inspired and empowered his team with excellent communication skills.It was this award that ...

Compatriots to take part in World Robotics Olympics in the USA

Translated from Spanish.Asunción - Five young people from Los Laureles College (CEL) are preparing to attend the First Global First Robotics Olympics, scheduled to begin July 13 in Washington DC. They are José Zeissig, Eliana González, Sebastián Santacruz, Maxi Vuyx and Alejandro Molinas, all between 15 and 18 years.The boys were invited to participate in the REV Robotics category, which has been included in the curriculum of the private educational institution for three years.The mentors who will accompany the students are the teachers José Ávalos, who won a prize a few months ago at the Microsoft World Cup in Canada, and Ian ...

World of Robotics in Washington summons five young Paraguayans

Translated from Spanish.The boys were invited to participate in the REV Robotics category, which has been included in the curriculum of the private educational institution for three years.One of the mentors who accompanies the boys is the innovative teacher José Ávalos, who won a prize a few months ago at the Microsoft World Cup in Canada.In addition is Professor Ian Bajac, from the Polytechnic Faculty of the UNA, entity that works with students in this subject.Georgetown Washington University will host the competition, which ends July 20 and is attended by young people from 158 countries across the globe.Work. Professor ...

Team Georgia in the News

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Lithuanians will represent the country in the world of robots in the United States

FIRST Global is an annual robotics competition taking place in the USA and bringing together gifted young inventors from all over the world. This year's competition will be held July 16-18. Washington DC Lithuania will be represented by a team from the Robotics School.The only event of this kind in the world"It is a great honor for us to represent Lithuania in these competitions. - says the founder and director of the "Robotic School" Paul Briedis, - the Chicago Lithuanian community expressed concern that there are over 160 teams from all over the world, but Lithuania is not. I realized that it was a chance to show up to my team of the ...

BD school-goers to compete world’s 1st Intl Robot Olympics in Washington

FIRST Global is launching the world's first international robot Olympics for high school students in July in Washington DC, where 164 nations including teams from almost every nation in Asia will participate. 'Team Bangladesh', a 6-member group of high school students will represent Bangladesh with an aim to solve the global problems using robotics. The Bangladeshi participants include Labib Tazwar Rahman (Team Captain). Sujoy Mahmud, Azman Islam, Adrian Dip Mohanta, Shah Saqeef Imam and Laleh-naz Bergman Hossain.Shams Jaber, the founder of The Tech Academy will be present there as team mentor and Shamsul Arefin Erfan will act as assistant team ...

Nicaraguan youth construct a robot that will represent the country in the FIRST Global Challenge

Translated from Spanish.Five teenagers will represent Nicaragua in an international robotics competition to be held in Washington, USA, July 14-20.When you want, you can and obstacles become challenges, as demonstrated by this group of young Nicaraguans, who supported by the nonprofit foundation, Fabretto, build a robot that will represent them in an international competition that will measure them before young people Of more than 160 countries in the world.Teenagers have been building this robot since last March and will have it ready in a couple of weeks.--> Read More

The students of Sfax represent Tunisia at the “Robot Olympiad” in Washington from 13 to 20 July 2017

Translated from Arabic.A group of young people, consisting of 7 students from the Sfax Institute in Tunisia, will participate in the "FIRST Global Challenge", the annual robotics event to be held in Washington DC from July 13 to October 20.The group was selected by the First Skills Club of 40 African countries participating in the world's first robotics Olympiad for secondary school students to create Africa's potential opportunities through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The mission of the FIRST Global Challenge is to inspire science and technology leadership and innovation among young people from all countries in ...

Venezuelan youths to represent Venezuela in international robotics competition in the USA

Translated from Spanish.With ingenuity, humility, and above all; A proud Venezuelan flag, a group of young Venezuelans will represent Venezuela for the first time in the FIRST Global Challengue 2017 robotics competition in Washingtong D.C. (U.S).The Venezuelan delegation is named Venebot (Venezuelan Robots for being English the official language of the competition) and is led by Kenny Urdaneta, an engineering student in Electronics of the mention of Telecommunications of Rafael Belloso Chacín University (URBE). Next to him, his right hand, Javier Carroz, also student of the same race.These young people of 21 and 20 years were respon...

Young people of the National Robotics Team will compete in the United States

Translated from Spanish.More than 160 countries will participate in the first First Global Robotics Olympics, to be held in the United States from July 14 to 18. The competition aims to bring together future young leaders in technology.Guatemala will be represented by young people, who make up the National Robotics Team. Publinews spoke with Alex Guzman (captain) and Maria Fernanda Argueta (official spokesperson) about the event and its biggest challenges.In addition, the mentors of the selection, Dr. Oscar Rodas (Galileo University) and Lic. Alex Guzmán (Intellect Group and Educare Group) visited the editorial staff to give more ...

Cambodian Teens Hope to Win at Global Robot Making Contest

“When I was 12 years old, I dreamed of standing on the stage and becoming famous because of my inventions,” said Chanty, 17, a high school student in Siem Reap. Next month, Chanty and her five teammates will travel to the United States to compete in the first robotics competition organized by not-for-profit group First Global.WASHINGTON — It’s a warm Sunday morning, but unlike other teens their age, Chanty and her friends sat in front of a computer, talking with a mentor in the United States about building robots.“When I was 12 years old, I dreamed of standing on the stage and becoming famous because of my inventions,” said ...

Five Nicaraguan Teens Working on Robot for International Contest

MANAGUA – Five teenagers will represent Nicaragua at an international robotics competition to be held in Washington DC from July 14-20, authorities at the foundation supporting them announced Tuesday.The teens will go up against other competitors from more than 160 countries in a contest where their robots will have to overcome obstacles like climb up ramps, select balls of different colors and move them from one spot to another, the project chief for the Padre Fabretto Foundation, Cesar Dubois, told EFE.The students have been working on their robot since March and will have it ready in about two weeks, according to Finn Hermeling, from ...

Kosovo is part of the largest international robotics competition

Translated from Albanian.Kosovar high school students Elita Hajrizi, Liburn Bajraktari, Flokart Pajaziti, Gezim Morina and Rigon Statovci, under the mentorship of UBT Rector, Edmond Hajrizi, will be representatives of Kosovo in the largest international competition in the field of robotics , FIRST Global Challenge, to be held in USA on July 14-18, this year.Part of this race will be young from 164 different countries of the world who will challenge each other through designing and programming a robot for whose construction and skills, ideas and creativity are needed in the field of science , Technology, engineering and mathematics.--...

S.A.C SCIENCE CLUB TO COMPETE IN ROBOTICS GLOBAL CHALLENGE

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Team Mexico in the News

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Teens in robotic battle against the world

THREE students will build a robot in a contest against high school teams from 160 countries in Washington DC next month.The Grace Lutheran College Rothwell students Sarah Lockyer from Bracken Ridge, Daniel McGowan from North Lakes and Zac Manoiloff from Woody Point will compete to build a robot to store, clean and cart water.Sarah said she was surprised and excited to be selected to represent Australia at the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge."I am very excited to be attending this event and was also very surprised when we got the call telling us that we had been chosen as the representatives for Australia," she said."It is a great ...

‘RUKUBOT TEAM NEPAL’ Participating on “First Global Challenges”

RUKUBOT TEAM, Team Nepal Participating on “First Global Challenges” at Washington DC, USA on July, 2017. Nepal commonly known as the multilingual, multicultural and multireligious country is one of the developing countries in the world. The world has moved forward in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) but our country is lagging far behind due to the political instability and lack of the modern equipment and technology. But in this condition International First Committee Association has provided platform for us. First Global Challenge is going to be held for the first time in the world where total 164 develop...

Team RukuBot and Their Parents Share Their Feelings

Recently, Team RUKUBOT held a meeting with parents and guardians of all team members. The main objective of the meeting was to share our feelings regarding the project. All Team RUKUBOT members were present along their parents, team mentor and other caretakers of the team. Team Mentor, Satish Aryal presented the milestones that the team achieved during the journey of this team. Each of the team members also shared their feelings about their involvement with the team. Overall, everyone felt very happy to be a part of Team RUKUBOT.--> Read More

Team Albania robotics “Robot Reveal”

Robotic team representing Albania at the First Inaugural Robot Competition in Washington D.C is pleased to invite you to Robot Reveal.--> Read More

Students of São João da Madeira are going to represent Portugal in FIRST Global

Translated from Portuguese.The Group of Schools of Dr. Serafim Leite, from S. João da Madeira, will represent Portugal in the international programming and robotics competition designated FIRST Global. The competition takes place in the United States from 16 to 18 July.--> Read More

Team Serbia on Dobre Jutro

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Team Luxembourg

(People in the Picture, from left to right: Lina Chen, Atreyam Sharma, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Shawn Teusch, Laura Märker, Pit Baum, Yannick Martins Dos Santos, Kimon Leners, Co-Mentor Annabel Schoellen, Mentor Ronny Osweiler)Hello, we are Team Luxembourg and we are very proud to participate for the first time in the First Global Challenge 2017. We are a small country in the very heart of Europe, between Germany, Belgium, and France.Our Team, like our country, is composed of people with many different nationalities. We have seven students with five different nationalities and everybody is working together towards getting the robot ready ...

South Auckland students to represent NZ at US robotics competition

Four students from South Auckland are aiming to solve the world's problems using robotics.Kacey Roberts, Daniel Gallahar-Ikitule, Esther Asi and Vanshika Ram will represent New Zealand at an Olympics-style robotics competition in the United States in July.The theme for the First Global competition this year is providing access to clean water. Team NZ will go up against teams from Syria, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Chile and Pakistan among 160 other countries.--> Read More

Elizabeth Moir Students to Participate in World’s First International Robot Olympics

With a mission to spread science and technology leadership around the world, FIRST Global is launching the world’s first International Robotics Olympiad for high school students which will take place from July 16 - 18 in Washington D.C.More than 160 nations have registered to participate in the event, with each nation represented by one school robotics team. First Global will bring together high school students from all over the world to challenge these future STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) leaders to think of STEM rooted solutions to global challenges. The inaugural challenge involves designing, constructing and progra...

São João da Madeira School Represents Portugal in an International Robotics Competition

Translated from Portuguese.Serafim Leite Secondary School in São João da Madeira announced today that it will represent Portugal in the world competition that in July will evaluate new programming and robotics solutions for potable water storage in the United States.The "FIRST Global" competition, organized by the nonprofit public institution IFCA - International FIRST Committee Association, will meet in Washington, from July 16 to 18, with teacher and student commissions from 160 countries, including one A Muslim-Christian female team from Jordan and a group of Honduran competitors who "cross a mountain on a daily basis" in order to ...

Holy Rosary church team excels at robotics expo

A young and talented group from the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church yesterday won first place at Guyana’s inaugural robot and technology exhibition.Held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue, the exhibition was facilitated by STEMGuyana, which will also enable a local team’s participation at the First Global Robotics competition in Washington DC.--> Read More

All-girl team in global robot competition

A team of local students is preparing to represent Bermuda at the inaugural First Global robotics competition.The all-female team of five Bermuda High School students will battle it out Olympics-style against 163 other teams from around the world in Washington DC next month.The girls have spent the past four weeks designing, programming and building a robot from a standard kit made up of hundreds of individual parts that was sent to all competing teams. And while the parts are all the same, it is up to each team to design their own robot from those parts each with their own special functions.They have enlisted the technical help of ...

STEM Guyana perfecting their robot for World Championships

THE nine-member team representing Guyana at the inaugural Robot Olympics next month in Washington D.C. is currently perfecting the robot they have to build for the event and building the overall team capacity.The team consists of: 15-19 year old participants: Ryan Benschop, Anthony Frank, Arianna Mahase, Christopher Nelson, Sahief Poese and Vevekeanand Ramnarace; Team Manager Farnaz Baksh; Coach Ricky Chan and Public Relations Officer Horace Mosley.The team will be competing in the United States of America (USA) in July, 2017 at the inaugural Robot Olympics against 150 different countries. According to the Team Manager, “We’re at the ...

STEM Guyana receives $2.5M for participation at First Global Robotic Challenge

A team comprising several young people, who are part of the Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana Project will be representing Guyana in July at the First Global Robotic Challenge in Washington D.C, United States of America, with support from the Government, through the office of the First lady.Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry this morning handed over a $2.5 Million cheque to STEM Guyana at the First Lady’s office, State House, according to a MOTP release.Ms. Henry, in brief remarks, said that the Ministry is pleased with and supportive of what the team is doing in terms of STEM Robotics. “I trust ...

Guyanese youths get GYD$2.5 million support to participate in First Global Robotic Challenge

A team of youths, who will be representing Guyana in the FIRST Global Robotic Challenge in the United States (US) next month, has received support amounting to GYD$2.5 million, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Thursday.The group is part of the Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana Project received the cheque from Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry. Funds were provided by First Lady, Sandra Granger.Ms. Henry, in brief remarks, said that the Ministry is pleased with and supports the team’s work in the area of STEM Robotics. “I trust that your stay in Washington would be a rewarding one and ...

Team Lithuania

The team is formed of long time School of Robotics (Robotikos mokykla) students in Vilnius, Lithuania.All three of the teammates have been participating and winning robotics competitions for high school students such as FLL, Robocup Jr, as well as hackathons for students and adult Engineers!The team has already built robots guiding tourists over the streets with a GPS controlled voice, mosquito attraction and control device, numerous 3D printers, a 8x8x8 LED cube and other robots.Some of the projects get too ambitious and lag on, such as a 3D printer built from CAD by the team or a completely automatic fish-tank aquaponics project, but ...

Team Bermuda

Ashlyn:Ashlyn was head girl of her Primary School, Paget Primary, which has an annual science fair which, along with the local Math Olympiad, helped to spark Ashlyn’s love of science and technology.  Ashlyn is a Language Leader, the president of the Eco Club at The Bermuda High School, where she is in Year 10 and an honour role student.  Outside of school, Ashlyn volunteers every Saturday at an autism playgroup for children on the spectrum, which gives their parents a few hours break each week.  In addition, Ashlyn is part of her church’s youth group, Youth Impact and is a member of her local Rotary Interact Club.Katie:Katie has ...

Participation Of Suriname at the FG Robotics Challenge 2017

Translated from Dutch.Suriname is one of the 163 countries participating in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge, held in Washington D.C., America from 16 to 18 July 2017. The team that will depart consists of 3 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 and an adult team mentor. National teams participating in this international competition will travel with a self-built robot, which will prove to be able to tackle the simulated world problem of contaminated river water on the H2O flow game field between two alliances (each consisting of teams from 3 countries) .The theme of the games, this year is "Provide Access to Clean Water" (Providing ...

Participation of Suriname at FG Robotics Challenge 2017

Translated from Dutch.Suriname is one of the 163 countries participating in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge, held in Washington D.C., America from 16 to 18 July 2017. The team that will depart consists of 3 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 and an adult team mentor.National teams participating in this international competition will travel with a self-built robot, which will prove to be able to tackle the simulated global problem of contaminated river water on the H2O flow game field between two alliances (each consisting of teams from 3 countries) .The theme of the games for this year is "Provide Access to Clean Water". The ...

Suriname takes part in Robotics Challenge

Translated from Dutch.PARAMARIBO - 16-year-old Ivana Codrington (16), Ayan Jhagroe (16), 18-year-old Shayant Sital and mentor Daniel Lachman will represent Surinam from 16 to 18 July during the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge in Washington. The team will prove with a self-propelled robot to successfully address the global problem of contaminated river water.The team got robot parts from America in April. The members made their own design and called their "Swipe Teki" robot. The robot is not finished yet, but is programmed to meet the requirements of the competition. There will be several games played from two to three minutes. Each ...

Suriname joins FG Robotics Challenge 2017

Translated from Dutch.Ivana Codrington (16), Ayan Jhagroe (16), Shayant Sital (18) will participate on behalf of Suriname at the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge, held in Washington D.C., America from 16 to 18 July 2017. Daniel Lachman (technical team mentor) goes along as their supervisor. Suriname is one of the 163 countries participating in the FIRST Global Challenge.The theme of the games, this year is Provide Access to Clean Water (Providing access to clean drinking water). The national teams participating in this international competition will travel with a self-built robot that will be able to successfully tackle the simulated ...

Team Cuba

Our team is comprised of teenagers from different high schools in the provice of Matanzas, Cuba. We were brought two years ago by a member of Canada’s Team Kinetic Knights, who introduced us to this wonderful and exciting world of robotics.This is the first time the team is participating in a competition of this magnitude, representing a very interesting and incredible experience for the members of the team, keeping them excited to see their expectations accomplished.Jonathan is the team captain who organizes the team and is in charge of programming due to his passion for robotics, computer science, and attributes.José Armando plays ...

FIRST Global: Team Portugal competing at the International Robot Olympics – Washington, DC

Contestants from 160 countries will build robots revolving around access to clean water. The goal is to show the leaders of tomorrow that by communicating, cooperating, and working together, using the tools of science and engineering, they can change the world.According to former US Navy Admiral and Congressman, Joe Sestak, president of FIRST Global, the goal is to inspire the world’s youth to pursue careers in science and technology through the sport of robotics by promoting leadership and innovation in young people from all nations.This year’s theme is based on one of the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering identified by the US National ...

Cabo Verde participates in the first international robotics competition in the United States of America

Translated from Portuguese.A team consisting of 4 students and 1 teacher from Liceu Ludgero Lima and Technical School of São Vicente will represent Cape Verde this July in the 1st International Robot Competition to be held in Washington DC, United States of America. It is an international event, organized by FIRST Global, which will take place between July 16 and 18, where more than 160 countries from around the world participate.The teams are comprised of high school students who have a taste for technology and innovation, and the aim is to create a next generation of scientific leaders who will work together to solve some of the ...

WORLD: St. Lucia including 163 other teams participating in the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge

FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high-school students, with nearly 160 participating nations – along with six continental teams representing the major land masses – each committed to sending one team to represent their country on the world stage.The Opening Ceremony for the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge will take place the evening of July 16th at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.Nations participating in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge range from the the rural areas of Latin America (Honduras, Venezuela, and Peru) and the industrialized powerhouses of Europe and ...

Nearly 160 Nations including Liberia to Meet in Washington, D.C. for World’s 1st Robot Olympics

Washington, D.C. – FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high-school students, with nearly 160 participating nations including Liberia– along with six continental teams representing the major land masses – each committed to sending one team to represent their country on the world stage. The Opening Ceremony for the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge will take place the evening of July 16th at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.Nations participating in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge range from the the rural areas of Latin America (Honduras, Venezuela, and Peru) and the indust...

There is an entirely new kind of international Olympics. Slovakia will be represented by the Galileo School team from Bratislava

Translated from Slovak.FIRST Global launches an entirely new kind of Olympics, this time focusing on the invention of the young generation. The Slovak team will take on the highly determined, hard-working students of the bilingual gymnasium of Galileo School in Bratislava.Viliam, the two Martinovia, Andrej, Braňo, Lukáš, Alex and Dominik combine their interest in robotics, the ability to learn new things quickly, and the motivation to constantly improve in order to successfully represent Slovakia at the FIRST Global International Olympiad in Robotics. Each of the selected students is a unique personality with their own hobbies from ...

Portuguese Team to participate in FIRST Global Challenge

Translated from Portuguese.The Portuguese Team is from the Dr. Serafim Leite School Group, from S. João da Madeira. They are Reuben, Rui, Raul and João are the team that will represent Portugal in this world mission.The First Global Challenge is an international robotics event with the participation of over 100 countries from around the world competing in Washington, DC, in July. Currently, there are 161 participating countries and Portugal will be present.--> Read More

Team Cabo Verde

Cape Verde is an island country made up of ten islands, in which nine are inhabited with just over half a million inhabitants.The islands were discovered over five hundred years ago by the Portuguese discoverers, having become independent forty-two years ago.A country with few natural resources where the human potential is the biggest bet for development. This is due to the great commitment of the state in the struggle for human development as a way to fight against poverty.The rains are scarce throughout the year, which makes the country produce very little in terms of agriculture.Our greatest natural resource is the sea which has ...

Students from Limon will represent the country in robotics competition

Translated from Spanish.Three teenagers from Limon will represent Costa Rica in an international robotics competition called the FIRST Global Challenge.The competition will be held July 16-18 in Washington, United States, and will bring together 260 other teams from around the world.Those selected are Johardy Hunter Maxwell, Daniel Castillo Acevedo, 14, and Joustin Romero Umaña, 15, who are pupils of San Marcos, Diurno de Limón and Sagrada Familia schools, respectively.As an experiment, the three said they started robotics when they were just schoolchildren. Although they have faced economic constraints, today they refine their ...

THE JOURNEY OF TEAM SRI LANKA TO THE FIRST GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2017

“There are teams from nearly 160 countries this year. It’s not just about solving global problems. It’s about solving problems together with those from other cultures,” said Samantha Tenduf-La – an overseer of Team Sri Lanka describing the FIRST Global Challenge 2017. In case you’re lost, the FIRST Global Challenge is an annual international robotics challenge that aims to inspire children from all corners of the world to pursue STEM studies. Primarily aimed at high-school students, the goal of the competition is to address the 14 Grand Challenges identified by the United States of America’s National Academy of Engineering. And this ...

Team Gambia


Team Singapore

The Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Robotics Club is a school-based club with members ranging from Secondary 1 (Grade 7) to Pre-U 2 (Grade 12). We take in members in Secondary One who may or may not have robotics experience. Through learning on the job in preparing for competitions and guidance by the teacher-mentors and seniors, our students are quite competent by the time they reach their senior years.Driven by their passion, our members have dedicated much of the time in our Robotics lab which is open to them daily. The journey of our club members start from apprenticeship, building and cloning simple robots under the watchful guidance of ...

Team Zambia

7+1 is not eight, it is the sound of productivity -- the hours in a working day. The amount of perspiration required to deliver success. I say it is one short the number of tribes in Zambia. 7+1 is simply not enough that is why we decided to make it 72. 7+1+1 is a true representation of the blood, sweat and tears of a nation. Seven students, one mentor plus the Zambian people, tasked to defend the pride of a nation as debutants at the FIRST Global Robotics in Washington DC in July 2017. A first FIRST experience!Many say seven is insignificant to make a change but without seven, there cannot be seven thousand, seven million or seven billion. Seven ...

SENA learners from Manizales are in annual robotics tournament in Washington D.C.

Translated from Spanish."Two learners from Manizales, and two others from Medellín and Soacha, are members of the SENA team that will travel to Washington D.C. in July, to demonstrate that Colombia has advanced in science, technology, engineering and mathematics from the earliest age," said Mauricio Giraldo, promoter of SENA's Tecnoacademia in Manizales.Designing, assembling and controlling a robot that can enter a simulated river in a model and capable of separating particles of water will be some of the challenges that will have to overcome four learners from three SENA technoacademies, who will represent Colombia in FIRST Global ...

SERBIAN ROBOT CONQUERS AMERICA Our high school students made a machine that has a special task

Translated from Serbian.Our team of high school students several months of discussions and preparation robot which in July will represent Serbia at the International Olympics in robotics in Washington.Vladan Joksimovic, Teodora Golubovic and Lazar Švraka from the private Belgrade High School "Creative Pen" Dalibor Naspalić, Ilija Greek and Matija Djurovic, students Serbian high school "Nikola Tesla" from Budapest, and Filip Starcevic from Twelfth Belgrade High School, is being prepared for a competition that will be held from 16 to 18 July.- From the organizers we were tasked to create a robot that will "clean up the river," or to ...

Team Barbados

Team Barbados is led by Mr Matthew Douglas, an Electronics and Electrical Technology Teacher with 20 years professional experience at the secondary level. Passionate and dedicated to the teaching profession, Mr Douglas constantly encourages his students to soar beyond the boundaries. He has mentored countless young persons and is a major driving force behind the expansion and implementation of innovative teaching methods at the Combermere School.The students comprising Team Barbados include Donavan Goodridge, Xavier Giles, Akeem Blades, Tabari Rudder-Fields, Videsh Maharaj and Russell Burnett from the Combermere School and Zachary Proverbs-Harris ...

Four SENA trainees will represent the country in annual robotics tournament in Washington D.C.

Translated from Spanish.Designing, assembling and controlling a robot that can enter a simulated river in a model and capable of separating particles of water will be some of the challenges that four apprentices from three SENA technoacademies will have to overcome, who will represent Colombia in FIRST Global Challenge 2017, the annual robotics game that each year addresses challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering of the United States.Two apprentices from Manizales, and two more from Medellin and Soacha, are part of the SENA team that will travel to Washington D.C. In July, to demonstrate that Colombia has advanced in ...

The Catalonian RoboCaspers represent the State in FIRST Global

Translated from Catalan.The team RoboCaspers, consisting of four Catalonian teenagers, has been selected to represent Spain in FIRST Global, a robotics competition that will gather youth from 160 countries to overcome a series of challenges based on facilitating access to the potable water.This is not the first international competition that RoboCaspers has participated in, since 2014 and 2015 they were among the finalist  of World Robot Olympiad which took place in Sochi (Russia) and Doha (Qatar), respectively.--> Read More

Team Russia

To our team we welcome any students from any schools, but the most students come to us from Physics and Mathematics Lyceum №30 (Saint-Petersburg). We meet in the robotic engineering center based on this school.Members of our team change every year. To be chosen to our FTC team any students have to attend any course in our robotics center for one year. So every student who came to our team has already participated in different robotics events. In our current team we have students, who are a member for the first year. For them participation in the championship is a remarkable opportunity to gain experience and the major skills necessary for ...

WOODFORD REPRESENTS SI IN GLOBAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION

TEAM Woodford International School (WIS) will represent Solomon Islands in the United States in the field of competitive robotic building next month.The team of four dedicated science and technology WIS students, under the guidance of school mentor, Rakesh Pandey, are gearing up for the FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.Joining nearly 150 nations, team Woodford will play in six rounds, and in each round they will get to mingle with two other countries.This gives them the opportunity to interact and create network, share ideas and build bridges.--> Read More

Team Sudan

SUDAN is one of the most diverse countries in the world, as well as the team that represent it in FIRST GLOBAL.The members of TEAM SUDAN believe that Technology and Science will play the biggest role in solving the real issues that faces their country, starting from “access to clean water” which most of the rural parts in Sudan suffer from it, that’s why we see FIRST GLOBAL as the beginning of a serious research in this topic to improve the lives of millions in Sudan.The students are very excited to be part of such a global and diverse event, where they can exchange ideas and make friends with people from different places and diverse ...

Team Dominica

Kemuel RobertsKemuel Roberts is currently studying Biology, Maths, and Physics at the Dominica State College (DSC). He enjoys sports, his favorite being football and his favorite team being Manchester United F.C. An interesting fact is that he played for his community football youth academy and currently plays volleyball for the State College. He also enjoys nature, reading and music. He's able to play the clarinet and the tenor sax, and aspires to play the guitar.He Hopes to become an engineer and make vital contributions to STEM in the future.Shanaé L EdwardsShanaé L Edwards is from Checkhall. She is currently majoring in Mechanical ...

SERBIAN TEAM ON ROBOTICS OLYMPICS IN WASHINGTON! The task is – clean drinking water for all!

Translated from Serbian.Team of the Republic of Serbia in the robotics olympics make disciples gymnasium Kreativno Pero, Serbian high school Nikola Tesla in Budapest and XII Belgrade High School, and was formed at the invitation of the organizers of the project - the International Committee of FIRST.--> Read More

Team South Sudan

South Sudan Robotics Team was founded in Feb 2017 by its mentor Kuc Mayur with the support of Samuel Garang Akau of the University of Juba, School of Public Service and Youth empowerment Network South Sudan. Kuc is being assisted in robotics work by an assistant mentor Mr Richard Ring Kuac who is a professional in Computer Engineering.The team has a passion to inspire South Sudanese to love, embrace and study science, technology, engineering and mathematics that will be applied in addressing challenges affecting their lives;South Sudan team envisions the future their new nation to be manifested in the advancement of science and technology as ...

FIRST Global: Team Portugal competing at the International Robot Olympics – Washington, DC

A team of Portuguese high school students will travel from Portugal to participate in the inaugural International Robot Olympics to be hosted in Washington, DC, at Constitution Hall, July 16-18, to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge.Contestants from 160 countries will build robots revolving around access to clean water. The goal is to show the leaders of tomorrow that by communicating, cooperating, and working together, using the tools of science and engineering, they can change the world.According to former US Navy Admiral and Congressman, Joe Sestak, president of FIRST Global, the goal is to inspire the world’s youth to pursue careers ...

Olympic competition in robotics — Interview with experts

Translated from Ukrainian.The Ukrainian team is sent to the world's first Olympic competition in robotics. The team from Kiev is young people 15-16 years old. To participate in competitions, they designed a robot, which will be presented at the competitions in Washington.The head of international robotics programs Oksana Stoetskaya and the curator for the preparation of the Ukrainian team for the FIRST GLOBAL Challenge Nadezhda Vladykina in the program "The Day with Julia Petrova" on the Voice of the Capital told about the competitions, about its participants and goals.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h0JPTa9tLY--> See More

Team Kosovo

Elita HajriziHello, I am Elita Hajrizi. I am a team member and the spokesperson of First Global Team Kosovo. I am 16 years old and a student in "Xhevdet Doda" High School.I have always been really interested in STEM areas,which is why I chose to go to a natural sciences oriented high school. Mostly, I have been interested in robotics and technology in general since I was very little, because I used to watch robot football matches between different countries here and of course, because the future lies in technology itself.However, the first time i actually engaged in advanced technology lessons was last summer, when i went to a course about ...

Team Asia

We are Team Asia of Oman. Our team consists of a mentor and four students from grades 10 and 11 from different schools across the Oman. The team members were selected through mechanical engineering tests, some software and interviews. The team members always get high ranks in national robotics competitions and have experience in building and programming open source robots and EV3. Given the geographic distance between students’ dormitories and association with the study, we gather every Saturday in Muscat.Ibrahim Albuloshi, the team's mentor, wa​s nominated to supervise the team to provide the necessary moral and technical support to the ...

Team Czech Republic

Tomas, Jakub and Ondra are students of DELTA, school of informatics and economy in Pardubice. There is a robotic course led by Mgr. Pavel Kycl is a teacher from Gymnazium Dašická. When Tomas and Jakub visited this course for the first time, they knew nothing. But they really fast orientated. After one year Ondra started to visit this course too. They form a team and first roles was assigned. Jakub, in case of first kit, choose to orient at designing and building robots and adding sensors and other parts and helping with logic in program. Tomas started orienting in programing of a robot and giving suggestions to other members of team. Tomas also ...

SRPSKI ROBOT OSVAJA AMERIKU Naši srednjoškolci napravili mašinu koja ima SPECIJALAN ZADATAK

Tim naših srednjoškolaca već mesecima pravi i priprema robota sa kojim će u julu predstavljati Srbiju na Međunarodnim olimpijskim igrama u robotici u Vašingtonu.Vladana Joksimović, Teodora Golubović i Lazar Švraka iz privatne beogradske gimnazije "Kreativno pero", Dalibor Naspalić, Ilija Grk i Matija Đurović, učenici srpske gimnazije "Nikola Tesla" iz Budimpešte, i Filip Starčević iz Dvanaeste beogradske gimnazije, uveliko se pripremaju za takmičenje koje se održava od 16. do 18. jula. --> Read More 

Solomon Islands students to attend US global robotics competition

Solomon Islands students will participate for the first in a global robotics competition in Washington DC July this year.A team of four students from the Woodford International School will compete with students from more than 160 nations in the event.Solomon Islands was the only team from the Pacific apart from Australia and New Zealand.--> Read More

Team Botswana

FIRST global team Botswana is made up of 5 students and 2 Mentors. The Mentors are Mrs Gaone Karabo who works as a Senior Teacher of Computer Studies in Kagiso Senior Secondary School in Ramotswa, which is a small village just outside the capital city Gaborone.Mr. Letlhogonolo Bakang Madisa is a Senior Teacher of Design and Technology in the same school. The student team members are all form five Students and will be writing their final examinations at the end of the year. Their names are Kamogelo Nakedi, Robin Kagiso Elang Tau, Naomi Botsalo Makhura, Laone Terrence Radikara as well as Laone Gorata Tsamai.The students were selected on merit since ...

Ukrainians will go to the US for the first “Olympic Games” of robotics

In Washington, July 14, 2017 for the first time in the history of robotics competitions held FIRST GLOBAL Challenge in the Olympic format. Ukraine to present his work team of three contestants aged 15-16 and mentor.The theme of the first Olympic competition FIRST GLOBAL Challenge will be the salvation of the world water crisis. Teams from different countries organize two competing alliances - each union will include three national teams, they offered to perform engineering tasks on time using a specially designed robot.Each team with robotic kit konstruyuvatyme and prohramuvatyme own robot to perform more than fourteen tasks to develop the ...

FIRST Global of the robotics team will hold a presentation of the project and plans for the Olympics Washington

Givi Zaldastanishvili American Academy of FIRST Global team, which the American Academy, Physics and Mathematics v.komarovis N199 public school and found. Vekua Physics and Mathematics N42 public school students, consisting of a mentor for the robotics project will hold a presentation of the invited guests, the robot's capabilities and demonstrate Washington's Olympic plans.According to the organizers, the event will be attended by Deputy Minister of Education and Science Mr. Murghulia of Education, Science and Culture Committee Chairman Mary Jashi, st. Mayor David Narmania and other invited guests from ministries, administration and international ...

Team Lesotho

My name is Itumeleng Maboiketlo Khalala and I am science secondary  school teacher and I work at Pulane High school. I graduated in 2009 at Lesotho college of education and am furthering my studies with the university of South Africa in Pretoria part time. I am a chairperson of Lesotho science and Maths teachers association (LSMTA)  in Berea district and my responsibility is to organise and manage science and Maths district and national fairs. I hold workshops for teachers development and improvement. My team is made up of 3 top achievers from three different  rural schools which are also members of LSMTA nationally. They are unprivileged kids , ...

ST PETER’S LUTHERAN DISPLAYS ROBOTICS PROWESS, STUDENTS TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA IN GLOBAL TILT

Four students from St Peter’s Lutheran College in Indooroopilly will join their peers from Grace Lutheran College as members of Team Australia, on their way to the USA to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge. The event is an international robotics competition to be held at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on July 16th to 18th.Also known as the QLA Pineapples, Team Australia is bound by a common passion for robotics and shared interest in STEM. The team garnered 6th Place Alliance at the “Steamworks” Pacific Regional FRC tilt and 3rd Place Alliance as a finalist at the recent “Velocity Vortex” Australian National ...

Team Solomon Islands

We are team Solomon Islands and proud to represent out school Woodford International School and the Island Nation in South Pacific Ocean. We are a very young team that assembled about 8 weeks ago. We come with basic exposure to Robotics that came by because of the newly introduced Robotics Club at our school. We are of different age group and experience but are determined to do our best and learn as much as possible from this opportunity. Our start was ‘Rocky’ as the 3 members of our original 4 membered team dropped out. It took a while to get the team back with new members but that meant loosing some valuable time. We have doubled our efforts to ...

Team Niger

My name is Moumouni Mounkaila Souley, and I am the mentor of Team Niger.  I have a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria (LAUTECH). I work at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Department of Statistics, and I teach courses such as networking and computer repair.I am Rafiqua. I was born on August 30th 2000 in Niamey. I am the youngest in my family and I am living with them. I have a sister and a brother. My father is a textile engineer and my mother is a primary school teacher. I did my primary studies in a Canadian Catholic school. In 2012, I joined the famous school named College Mariama where I ...

FIRST Global Team Georgia 2017

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FIRST Global invites Pakistan to participate in an international robotics event

Robots are gradually taking  the part of human in nature. It would not be wrong to say that in some decades the life will be made easier by robots performing many tasks. For some it is a good news and foe others it is not such a pleasant news.FIRST Global, as its tradition for some previous years, this time to is organizing the international robotics challenge. It aims to help promote the love and passion  for Science and Technology and attract people towards Engineering and Mathematics.The four points they focus on are called STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).--> Read More

Team Gabon

The Gabon team has just been created at the Jean Fidèle OTANDO technical high school in Port-Gentil after the announcement of the major global challenge (First Global) on 10 April 2017 by the senior administrative officials of the technical and vocational education of our country.It is composed of F2 (Optional: Electronics) pupils aged between 15 and 18 years, but also teachers from various disciplines, including mathematics, physical sciences, electronics, mechanical engineering and English. The students of the Gabon team are all from the electronic club opened on the initiative of Mr. NGOUESSY BOUSSAMBA Eloi (mentor of the team) in December ...

We are the future —Teen robot makers set to represent Nigeria at world contest in US

The setting is the ground floor of a tastefully furnished duplex at Surulere, Lagos. It is raining lightly; it has been raining, in fact, since morning. At the gate, the security man and a few other people stand under a small shelter, and they all seem to agree that it is the Ooni of Ife who has mysteriously sent the rain to Lagos to disrupt the Eyo Festival.The large hall which would have been the sitting room has been converted to a conference room. This is where they have been meeting every week since January – a group of seven teenagers who are building a robot. This summer, they will be in Washington DC, USA, to represent Nigeria at the ...

Team Azerbaijan

We are Istak Lyceum - International School Robotics Team from Baku, Azerbaijan. It will be great robotics experience for us to participate in First Global and also we look forward to make a new friendship network  in this amazing tournament.Our team participated in different robotics competitions before, both local and international. But this one is different. We have participated in Infomatrix Romania and Kazakhstan. This year our school organized National Robotics Competition between school students from different cities of Azerbaijan.Mentor: Rovshan Zeynalov. I am Computer Science teacher at Istak Lyceum - International School. Robotics ...

Guyana ready to partake in first-ever Global Robot Olympics

A group of Guyanese are set to participate in the inaugural Robot Olympics slated for July in Washington, District of Colombia (DC), USA.Last week, First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger met the group of young participants and informed them that the Ministry of Education and other organizations are committed to supporting their participation in the upcoming event.More than 150 countries from around the world are expected to participate at the Robot Olympics. This initiative is part of the wider Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme, which was started last year under the aegis of the First Lady’s Office. It is being ...

Team Suriname

Team Suriname is very excited and delighted to be part of the FIRST Global Challenge (H2O Flow) Games 2017. For each team member, this will be the first time participating in a robotics competition outside of what is known to be the greenest country on earth, Suriname. The team is highly motivated to work together towards achieving a common goal along with their robot named ‘Zweef Teki’ which kind of means ‘Slide and Grab’. The team loves a good challenge and is motivated to tackle the difficult parts of the game challenge during their preparations and practice.The teens as well as their mentor share a passion for action-adventure-science ...

Venezuela on the road to the world of FIRST Global 2017 Robotics

Translated from Spanish.The FIRST Global Challenge is an international robotics event with more than 100 countries from around the world. These delegations will travel to Washington, D.C. next July to participate in the inaugural game to be held in the capital of a different nation every year.The participating teams are composed of students between the ages of 15 and 18 who receive tutoring from Engineering students, teachers or professionals in the area with the common goal of increasing their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics so that they can become the next generation of scientific leaders who will work ...

Team Guyana

TEAM GUYANA The Co-operative Republic of Guyana, also more commonly known as “Guyana”, is a small country located on Northern South America. Despite its location on South America, the country has strong Caribbean roots, and therefore has a rich Caribbean culture. It is also the only English-speaking country on the continent.Being a developing country, the technological sector of Guyana is not the main focus of its economy. This robotics competition with FIRST Global, will mark the first robotics competition the country has ever taken part in.Team Guyana, made up of 6 students namely, Vevekeanand Ramnarace, Ryan Benschop, Christopher ...

Team Georgia

Situated near the Black sea and Caucasus mountains Georgia is a place where one can ski and take dive into worm sea waters in matter of hours. In different regions of Georgia you will find diverse delicious food, quality wine and different temperaments, but one thing will always be the same – it is our hospitality.Our team is comprised of seven remarkable, very unalike high school students, who come from different backgrounds but what unites them is the passion for knowledge and challenges in the life.Second from left is Elene Bakhtadze –“I study in Guivy Zaldastanishvili American Academy. My favorite subjects are Math, Physics, and ...

Team Albania, the group that will represent Albania in the FIRST Global Challenge in the US

Translated from Albanian.Team Albania is the team that will represent Albania in the FIRST Global Challenge on 13-20 July in Washington DC, where they will compete with teams from around the world. The team consists of 10 students from different schools in the capital and surrounding cities such as Elbasan, Shijak, Durrës. Mentors are the ones who have led them throughout this process.FIRST Global is about creating new relationships between students and youth all over the world. As they say in a statement to Business Magazine, within the team there is a diversity among members and they are eager to get to know other peers from different ...

Robotics skills among youth

In Malay.https://youtu.be/CjYLqjA3NpM

MCAST Students selected to participate in international competition

Translated from Maltese.MCAST students attending college have been selected to jipprateċipaw in the first competition of its kind; Olympics-the International Robot Competition. Such as along with 160 nationwide, including 40 nation of Europe, will be competing in Washington DC between 16 and 20 July.Students, Patrick Brejza, Andrea Abela and Clive Tonna in the second year of undergoing a course of Multimedia Software Development and Software Development. Their role in this competition is to create a robot that knows gets blue balls than orange.--> Read More

FIRST Global Challenge 2017

The inaugural FIRST Global challenge will be held 16-18 July 2017 in Washington, DC (on the grounds of the Constitutional Hall). The challenge is organized as Olympic competition among the teams from more than 160 countries. The national teams will be composed of high school-age youth (15-18 years old). The goals of this global challenge is to excite youth about the value of investing in and pursuing stem education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).FIRST Global aims to inspire science and technology leadership and innovation in young people from all nations in order to increase understanding, impress the importance of ...

First international robotic Olympics with student team from Weiz

Translated from German.Vienna / Weiz (APA) - US organization First Global is organizing the first International Robotic Olympiad for High-Level Students in Washington DC (USA) from 16 to 18 July. Teams from 160 countries from all continents participate. Austria is represented by a team of HTL Weiz (Styria).According to Anton Edl, who teaches at HTL Weiz Elektrotechnik, the "RoboCup" is the largest international robot competition with participants from around 45 nations. He is primarily aimed at high-school institutions, but with a junior track also to pupils. Edl has been extremely successful with his teams over the past years: he won the ...

16 year old to represent Cameroon at international robotics challenge

Cameroon’s Larissa is the only girl selected to be part of the team of students who will be representing their various countries in this year’s international robotics challenge. The 16 year old, who lives with her mother, two sisters, three brothers and two nephews in her uncle’s house in the outskirts of Yaoundé, says she dreams of a career in electrical engineering where she can use her knowledge and passion for innovation to help advance her country.--> Read More

Venezuelan delegation will participate in the next FIRST Global 2017 world robotics

Translated from Spanish.The FIRST Global Challenge is an international robotics event with more than 100 participating countries, where delegations will travel to the city of Washington DC this July to participate in the inaugural game to be held in that city and then take place in the capital of a different nation every year.Kenny Urdaneta Matos (21) a student of Engineering in Electronics. Mention Telecommunications from the Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin University of Maracaibo. Zulia State, has been the one that has made Venezuela present in FIRST Global 2017 thanks to his passion for robotics since he was a child and never having surrendered ...

NIGERIA WILL COMPETE AT THE FIRST GLOBAL ROBOT OLYMPICS, THANKS TO THESE 7 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

For years, Nigeria as a country has not been pulling any trees where the field of robotics is concerned. This is not because Nigerians are less interested in robotics as their other counterparts in many countries of the world, but majorly because the prevailing conditions in the country do not encourage anyone to venture away from the comfort of entertainment and other ‘niche’ fields of human endevour Nigeria is known for.Despite this, the resilience in the average Nigerian has ensured that the name of the country continue to shine in places where it is not expected as Nigerians have been able to break through many of the obstacles the ...

First Global Challenge Unpacking

Translated from Hungarian.https://youtu.be/hns3HmQAUPEWe went to the Fazekas Secondary School in Budapest and made a really special unboxing video with the home team of First Global's robotic competition. As a stairway to LEGO tournaments, only in America, this year, the teams have been invited from many parts of the world and the students of Fazekas will not only represent our country but Europe as a whole in this prestigious competition.--> Read More

Robotics Masters from Kraśnik County

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6 Seychellois students to participate in robotics challenge in US capital

(Seychelles News Agency) - Six secondary students from Seychelles will participate in an international robotics challenge in Washington D.C. in July.A robot kit was handed over recently to the team in Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, by the International First Committee Association through the local National Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation (NISTI).The chief executive of the institute, Xavier Estico, told SNA on Tuesday that the “competition will use science to build bridges between high school students of different background.”The students -- Nellie Azemia, Frazer Nalletamby, ...

Peruvian students to compete at world’s first International Robot Olympics

Washington D.C. (U.S.), May. 25. A Peruvian nine-strong group of secondary school students will represent the Inca country at FIRST Global's very first Global Challenge, an international robot olympics to be held this July in D.C.Peru will thus become one of the 150+ nations participating in the Olympics-style robotics event, which will challenge them to draw on the best of their knowledge, ingenuity, creativity and skills to address world problems.In this context, this year's inaugural Challenge will focus on providing access to clean water, an immense global issue affecting more than one billion people across all continents.In this ...

Advanced science, robotics, showcased by island students

COLONIA, Yap (Press Release) — Elaborate cultural dances and seafaring canoes have made the Micronesian Islands of Yap famous, but this month it was the ultra-advanced Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills of local students on display.An annual competition and exhibition organized by Yap Catholic High School drew nearly 200 community members who came to watch and support 70 high school student participants.Ambitious freshmen students showed off complicated robots designed, built, and refined, over the spring semester. First year students also presented science fair projects completed for their Earth Science course. Sophomo...

Team Israel

We are the robotics team known as Mish-Mash 12016. We operate as part of the Jusidman Science Center for Youth, in the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Our team is represented by two girls and five boys, from separate schools and different ages that works together to advance STEM in south of Israel. Every year we are competing in FIRST Tech Challenge Israel. Last year we won the Rockwell Collins award and this year our team was the Finalist (2nd place) in Israel regional. Our motivation as a team, comes from the great love for STEM projects and robotics. Our passion is caused by belief that we can achieve everything if we associate our education ...

From Acahualinca to Washington to Compete in Robotic Olympics

Translated from Spanish.Five young people from the San Francisco Educational Center of the Acahualinca neighborhood of Managua will represent Nicaragua in the first Robotics Olympics of the First Global organization based in Washington D.C., USA.Víctor Gutiérrez, Gloria Jarquín, Alejandra Mercado, Ana María Zeledón and Engell José Valle are the ones designated by the center that is financed by Fabretto Foundation, whose majority of students are children of workers of the waste processing plant of Managua and collectors of their own account.--> Read Morehttps://youtu.be/7NJSn2dN6nk

Team Brunei

Greetings from Team Brunei Darussalam.  We are a 7 member team, consisting of 6 girls and 1 boy from private and government schools and higher education institute.We are very excited to be a part of this unique global initiative to promote STEM education.  Thus far, we have been working hard with our mentors to design, build and test our ideas for the upcoming competition. This will be the first time for us competing at an international level.  We look forward to meeting and working together with other team members from around the world in solving global issues.Building the robot, learning about global issues and challenges and thinking ...

Team Guatemala

We are Team Guatemala, we have seven official team members, but below are all of those who have contributed to our team:Andrea Mariel Taqué De León is 16 years old and will turn 17 in July 17th. She is the older sibling, she has a brother and a sister. She studies at Colegio Sagrado Corazón and is a senior in high school for the moment. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, a good reading and of course learning more about technology. For next year, one of the career she may choose to study Environmental Engineering, because her grandparents and parents show her to take care of nature, or a Mechatronics Engineering. She feels ...

Team Poland

What is FIRST for us, who are we, what we want to achieve and how do we do it?There are six of us, young and extremely ambitious students from various secondary schools in Kraśnik district, Poland supported by one Polish born student from the USA. We came in contact with robotics two years ago when we first heard about FIRST Robotics Competition. Curiosity was the seed which was planted in us. Yearning to learn more, we felt we needed to do something new, to create and change the world. Inspiration is what let us start the first FRC team in Poland. It was inspiration that watered the seed of our curiosity.Without any previous experience we ...

Mujeres de STEM Organizaron más de 100 Equipos que Participando en las Primeras Olimpiadas de Robótica

Empoderando a la Mujer como Agente de Cambio a través de la Ciencia y la Tecnología Mujeres del Mundo Organizaron más de los cerca de 160 Equipos Nacionales y 5 Continentales  Participando en las Primeras Olimpiadas de Robótica a Nivel de Educación Secundaria Para Difusión Inmediata16 de mayo del 2017Alexandria, VA.  - Con la misión de inspirar un interés en el liderazgo científico y tecnológico y la innovación entre los casi 2 mil millones de jóvenes del mundo, FIRST Global (www.first.global) está lanzando las primeras olimpiadas de robótica para estudiantes de secundaria, con casi 160 naciones comprometidas a enviar a un ...

Les Femmes du STEM Organisé plus de 100 Équipes qui participeront aux Premiers Jeux Olympiques Mondiales du Robot

Renforcer le Pouvoir d’Action des Femmes comme Agentes de Change à travers de la Science et la Technologie Les Femmes du Monde ont Organisé plus de 100 des près de 160 Équipes nationales et 5 Équipes Continentales qui participeront aux Premiers Jeux Olympiques Mondiales du Robot de Niveau Secondaire Pour Diffusion Immédiate16 Mai, 2017Alexandria, VA. - Avec une mission d'inspirer l’innovation et leadership scientifique et technologique parmi les quelque 2 milliards de jeunes du monde, FIRST Global (www.first.global) lancera les premiers jeux olympiques internationaux pour les étudiants du secondaire, avec près de 160 nations ...

Women of STEM Organize over 100 Teams Participating in World’s First Robot Olympics

Empowering Women as Agents of Change through Science and Technology Women of the World Organized more than 100 of the nearly 160 National and 5 Continental Teams Attending World’s First High School-Level Robot Olympics For Immediate Release16 May 2017Alexandria, VA.  With a mission to inspire an interest in science and technology leadership and innovation among the nearly 2 billion youth of the world, FIRST Global (www.first.global) is launching the world’s first international robot olympics for high school students, with nearly 160 nations each committed to sending one team to represent their country. It is through science, ...

Women from all over the World Organize Robot Olympics

Translated from Spanish. 160 national and 5 continental teams of high school students will participate in these olympics in Washington, D.C. in July.Ellas.mx - Despite the increase of women in careers related to politics, humanities, economics and the arts, women continue to be segregated in the fields of study related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, both in management positions and in unequal wages, compared to their male peers, they make 30% less than men doing the same job.--> Read More

Young Xanthi will represent the country in the largest robotics competition in Washington in July with the participation of 160 countries

Translated from Greek.We do not stop surprising the young Xanthi of robotics. After their huge success in 2015 at the Olympics in Qatar and the silver medal and last year's 4th place in Olympiada in India it's time to be distinguished in the United States. In July, the Robospecialists team of the Robobetics, Mathematics, Physics and Technology Association will represent our country in the first global robotics competition in Washington, USA, under the title FIRST Global Robotics Challenge. This is the largest robotics competition for young people from 16 to 19 years of age. In the competition from July 18th to 20th, young people from 160 ...

Près de 40 nations Européennes Participeront aux Premiers Jeux Olympiques Internationaux de Robotique

Construire un Programme d'Éducation plus Cohérente Grâce à la Science et à la Technologie Près de 40 nations Européennes Participeront aux Premiers Jeux Olympiques Internationaux de Robotique pour les Étudiants du Secondaire  Pour Diffusion Immédiate10 Mai 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) accueillera les premiers jeux olympiques internationaux de robotique pour les étudiants du secondaire ce mois de juillet à Washington, DC, avec près de 160 pays présents, dont près de 40 nations d'Europe. Avec l'intention de chaque nation d'envoyer une équipe pour représenter son pays d'origine lors de cet ...

Casi 40 Países Europeos Participaran en las Primeras Olimpiadas de Robótica del Mundo

Construyendo una Agenda de Educación más Cohesiva a través de la Ciencia y Tecnología Cerca de 40 Naciones Europeas - Incluyendo 27 Estados Miembros de la UE -  Participarán en las Primeras Olimpiadas Mundiales de Robótica para Estudiantes de Educación Secundaria Para su Difusión Inmediata10 de mayo del 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) será el anfitrión de las primeras olimpiadas mundiales de robótica para estudiantes de educación secundaria este julio en Washington, D.C., con casi 160 naciones asistiendo al evento, incluyendo cerca de 40 naciones de Europa.  Con cada nación planeando enviar a un equipo ...

Nearly 40 European Nations to Participate in World’s First, International Robot Olympics

Building a more Cohesive Education Agenda through Science and TechnologyNearly 40 European Nations – Including 27 EU Member States – to Participate in World’s First, International Robot Olympics for High School Students  For Immediate Release 10 May 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high school students this July in Washington, D.C., with nearly 160 nations in attendance, including nearly 40 nations from Europe. With each nation planning to send one team to represent their home country at this first-of-a-kind global event, participating ...

Team Paraguay

Mbarete Guarani (Powerful Guarani Team)Coming from the Traditional Guarani nation, Team Paraguay is composed of 7 members, which they are 5 talented Students (Maximiliano Alejandro Vuyk Gonzalez, Sebastian Santacruz Viñales, Alejandro José Molinas Vega,Eliana Montserrat Gonzalez Lopez, José Zeizig)  and 2 Profesional Mentors (José Cayetano Avalos Bogado and Yan Claude Bajac) from Centro Educativos Los Laureles School and the National University of Asuncion ( Polytechnic college). Our Mision in the First Global Challenge is having a great experience building robots, making leadership and co-working with others foreign countries and of course ...

SMART Sistas to represent Vanuatu at first robotic challenge

Three girls, members of SMART Sistas, will represent Vanuatu at the inaugural FIRST Global challenge to be held from 16-18 July, 2017 in Washington DC, USA.Each country will be represented by its chosen national team, which will compete with its self-assembled robot within constantly changing cooperative alliances of three teams each.The Team Vanuatu is comprised of Lana Molivurae from Epauto School, Lilia Raptigh from Central School and Casanda Olul from Malapoa College.The girls will be traveling with a mentor, Sum Abiut, one of the IT administrators for the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu.--> Read More

Team Saint Lucia

We are team Saint Lucia comprising of students Reshul Narhari, Keeghan Patrick and Shergaun Roserie from the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), guided by our coach, Mr. Loewenvell Polius.Reshul (17), who won the National Award of Excellence for Mathematics in 2016 and 2017, is currently studying Chemistry, Physics and Pure Mathematics. She would like to pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering. She hopes to one day use the principles of engineering and medicine to further advance the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and disorders.Keeghan Patrick (17), who won the 2015 ...

Team Trinidad and Tobago

We are Team Trinidad and Tobago. Our team has two mentors, Shastri Ram and Daniel Ramsook. The competitors in our team are Fahad Hosein, Josef Gonsalez and Avidesh Marajh. Team Trinidad and Tobago is being represented by the students of Presentation College, Chaguanas, the premier secondary school in the country.Fahad Hosein, our team captain is a diligent science student who aspires to become a Mechanical Engineer, taking interest in all areas of innovation and technology. A hardworking young man, Fahad is one of the top students in the College making him the obvious choice to lead the team by the qualities he displays.Avidesh and Josef are ...

Team Bahamas

Team Bahamas is comprised of high school students from Saint Augustine’s College in Nassau, The Bahamas. These students are members of the school’s Computer Science club, Google CS First facilitated by the team’s mentor, Dauran McNeil.The Bahamas is an archipelago comprising of 700 islands and cays surrounded by turquoise blue waters off the coast of Florida. These students are excited to represent The Bahamas on a global level in the field of Robotics. They all have a desire and passion for The Bahamas to be recognized for technological advancement and inventions among its natural beauty, ocean, indigenous creatures and culture.Some of ...

Team South America

We are team South America and we are proud to represent so many cultures, countries and people. Being from Perú helps us to understand how enriched we are by the diversity we have and gives us a unique way to see the world. The team combines the skills of 6 students of Innova Schools, one of the 13 innovator schools around the world. We were friends since the first year studying together and despite the fact we didn’t know about robotics when we started, we created a robot that will be part of this competition.Diego brings the motivation and those funny moments we all need to bear our long sessions. Emerson and Karol, the masters of ...

Team Sri Lanka

Our team was brought together by their love of coding and robotics. All our team members are active member of the school’s coding and robotics clubs. As a team, the students have not participated in any robotics competitions before. As a school, we have sent teams to participate in the following competitions.Sri Lanka Robotics Challenge SAITM Robotics Competition 2014 SAITM Robotics Competition 2015 Xbotix Robotics competition (organized by University of Ruhuna)Ali (17 years) – this deep, big thinker is our team leader. He was chosen as team leader and spokesperson because of his ability to think big and beyond and ...

Team Malta

The Maltese team will be represented by Clive Tonna, Andrea Abela and Patrick Brejza mentored by Conrad Vassallo from the ICT Institute of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, MCAST.  The team consists of top ICT students, all of whom are eager to apply the knowledge learned from MCAST into this competition. Members of this team have also taken part in the Maltese Robotics Olympiad on various occasions in which MCAST came first on two occasions out of three competitions.

Team Slovenia

The team Slovenia is an example of cooperation between Zavod 404 and the Upper Secondary School Vegova Ljubljana. The mentors are Rok Capuder (Physics), Aleš Volčini (Informatics) and Vida Vidmar (English). The team members are: Mark Breznik, Gašper Hribar, David Kraševec, Luka Maček, Jernej Macarol Možina, all students of the specialised (technical) high school.The School is located at the centre of our capital city Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since it has a technical tradition going back more than 150 years we are more than keen on cooperating in such a competition as the Firs​​t Global is. Vegova Ljubljana is a preparatory school for ...

Más del 80 por ciento de las naciones de América del Norte / Caribe Atenderan las Primeras Olimpiadas de Robótica de Educación Secundaria

Fortaleciendo la Educación STEM en América del Norte a través de la Robótica Cerca de 20 Naciones en Norteamérica, Centroamérica y el Caribe Participarán en las Primeras Olimpiadas Internacionales de Robótica para Estudiantes de Secundaria Para Difusión Inmediata4 de mayo del 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) será el anfitrión de las primeras olimpiadas internacionales de robótica para estudiantes de educación secundaria este julio en Washington, D.C., con casi 160 naciones participantes, incluyendo más del 80 por ciento de países en América del Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe. Con cada nación ...

More than 80 Percent of North American/Caribbean Nations to Attend First International Robot Olympics for High School Students

Strengthening STEM Education in North America through RoboticsNearly 20 Nations throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean to Participate in World’s First, International Robot Olympics for High School Students   For Immediate Release 4 May 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high school students this July in Washington, D.C., with nearly 160 nations in attendance, including over 80 percent of the countries from across North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. With each nation planning to send one team to represent their ...

40+ Nations from Asia to Compete in World’s First International Robot Olympics in Washington DC

Empowering the Youth of Asia through Science and Technology High School Students from More Than 40 Nations Across Asia to Compete in World’s First, International Robot Olympics  For Immediate Release 2 May 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) is launching the world’s first international robot Olympics for high school students this July in Washington, D.C., with nearly 160 nations in attendance, including teams from almost every nation in Asia. With nations from all 6 populated continents planning to send one team each to represent their home country at this first-of-a-kind global event, participating teams ...

All 12 South American Nations to Attend the World’s First Robot Olympics for High School Students in Washington, D.C.

Advancing South America’s Education Agenda through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics High School Students from Every South American Nation to Participate in World’s First, International Robot Olympics For Immediate Release26 April 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high school students this July in Washington, D.C., with nearly 160 nations in attendance, including teams from every South American nation. With each country planning to send one team to represent their nation at this first-of-a-kind global event, participating teams will ...

Las 12 Naciones Sudamericanas Atenderan las Primeras Olimpiadas de Robótica de Educación Secundaria del Mundo en Washington, D.C.

Avanzando la Agenda de Educación de América del Sur a través de la Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas Estudiantes de Secundaria de todas las Naciones Sudamericanas participarán en las Primeras Olimpiadas de Robótica del Mundo Para difusión inmediata 26 de abril 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) será el anfitrión de las primeras olimpiadas mundiales de robótica para estudiantes de educación secundaria este julio en Washington, D.C., con casi 160 naciones atendiendo, incluyendo equipos de todos los países sudamericanos. Con cada país enviando un equipo para representar a su nación en este evento ...

Team Canada

Team Canada is represented by 7 students and 1 mentor from FIRST Robotics Competition Team Evolution 2626. We hail from the simple city of Sherbrooke in Francophone, Canada. We have a burning passion for problem-solving and bridge-building and are impatiently awaiting these first FIRST Global championships!Let's meet the team members:Felix is the captain of Team Canada and is a three-year veteran of the FRC program. His tireless perseverance saw him earn Evolution's 2017 Dean's List nomination.Raphael has been involved with FRC for two years. Prior to this, he participated in the First Lego League with Evolution's younger divisions & ...

Over 40 African Countries Including Liberia To Attend 1st Int’l Robot Olympics In Washington, D.C.

Alexandria, VA. – FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high school students this July in Washington, D.C., with nearly 160 nations in attendance, including more than 40 nations from Africa.With each nation planning to send one team to represent their home country at this first-of-a-kind global event, participating teams will include representatives from every corner of the world, ranging from rural parts of Latin and South America, to the industrialized powerhouses of Europe and Asia, to peaceful and violence plagued regions of Africa alike.--> Read More

Team Moldova

We are so excited to become a part of your big family. Our team is very young yet, because in Moldova robotics is not so developed. Three years ago, thanks to United States Agency for International Development, the LEGO Mindstorms classes started in schools of Moldova for the first time. Now, there are about 76 educational institutions that are practicing LEGO Mindstorms robotics. First year, The FIRST LEGO League Moldova competition hosted about  teams. This year, there where 45 teams playing FIRST LEGO League. My team, RoboRangers, is the winner of the competition. So we got the opportunity to participate in FIRST GLOBAL Competition. It is our ...

Team Ireland

Hi Everyone,Greetings from Ireland.To introduce ourselves: We are four students from Confey College, Leixlip in county Kildare. Confey is a mixed secondary school catering for 756 students studying 30 different subject areas. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are very popular with all students taking science in their first three years. Our robotics team consists of 4 students: Eoghan, Stephen (both 4th year students) Jennifer and Brendan (3rd year students). We are really enjoying the challenges presented by this competition. It offers so many opportunities for us to develop our design, programming, engineering ...

Team Belgium

This is the first time that our team participates in a robotics competition , we actually met each other thanks to this competition. We trust each other with our different capabilities, when someone has an idea, we deliberate about it and we don’t reject them. It’s not easy to build a robot knowing that there’s always a number of obstacles that are blocking you from moving forward into the building process. We had to rethink our robot concept to get to a point where it is possible to do what we wanted. Our team gather only once a week for 6 hours so the progress is not substantial but we are confident with our concept. Like we've already said, ...

Robotics Society in Serbia: Meeting of Serbian national team at this year’s Olympics in robotics and team ETF Robotics

Translated from Serbian.The Serbian Team in this year's Olympics in robotics, which will be in July in Washington in the United States, consists of students of the Gymnasium Kreativno Pero, Serbian Grammar School Nikola Tesla from Budapest, and the Twelfth Belgrade High School, had the opportunity to interact with and exchange experience with a team of ETF Robotics made up of students of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Faculty, University of Belgrade.--> Read More

Team Vanuatu

Vanuatu lacks information communication technology training to empower girls ages 11-15 to use technology to become leaders in the ICT field.In November 2014, a committee comprised of public and private partnerships was formed to create the first annual five day SMART Sistas ICT Camp for ten girls to empower them to pursue educational opportunities in the ICT field.  The first camp has been hosted in Port Vila during the week of May 16-20, 2016 and it was a success; three of the girls and a mentor will represent Vanuatu to participate in the inaugural FIRST Global robotic challenge that will take place at the Constitutional Hall in Washington, ...

ايجاد فرص أفريقيا الكامنه من خلال العلوم والتكنولوجيا والهندسة والرياضيات

ايجاد فرص أفريقيا الكامنه من خلال العلوم والتكنولوجيا والهندسة والرياضيات

A la Découverte du Potentiel Inexploité de l’Afrique par la Science, la Technologie, l’Ingénierie et les Mathématiques

A la Découverte du Potentiel Inexploité de l’Afrique par la Science, la Technologie, l’Ingénierie et les Mathématiques Pour Diffusion Immédiate24 avril, 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) lancera les premiers jeux Olympiques internationaux de Robotique pour les étudiants de niveau secondaire ce juillet à Washington, D.C., avec environ 160 pays, dont plus de 40 nations africains. Avec le plan de chaque nation d’envoyer une équipe pour représenter son pays d’origine dans cet événement global de premier ordre, les équipes participantes comprendront de représentants de tous les coins du monde, allant des ...

40-Plus African Nations to Attend 1st International Robot Olympics for High School Students in Washington, D.C.

40-Plus African Nations to Attend 1st International Robot Olympics for High School Students in Washington, D.C. For Immediate Release24 April 2017Alexandria, VA. - FIRST Global (www.first.global) is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high school students this July in Washington, D.C., with nearly 160 nations in attendance, including more than 40 nations from Africa. With each nation planning to send one team to represent their home country at this first-of-a-kind global event, participating teams will include representatives from every corner of the world, ranging from rural parts of Latin and South America, to ...

Team France

We are Mathis (13), Antoine (16) and Quentin (17), the three students of the team. We are good friends, united by our interest in technologies.We began separately by learning to code (scratch, python, arduino, etc...). After having discovered a robot contest with our two mentors, François and Franck, we were eager to participate in other ones and so we applied for the FIRST Global Challenge.The whole team is very proud to represent France in this worldwide challenge!Not only will we compete seriously, but we are also very enthusiastic about cooperating with other teams and we hope to learn a lot.If you want to find our more ...

Team Belarus

We are a team of 7 creative students, gathered by one common hobby - robotics. And we are honored to represent Belarus at the FIRST Global Challenge 2017 in Washington. All members of our team are enthusiastic and active persons, who are very excited to take part in such an incredible and amazing competition like FGC.We are studying at the ITeen Academy in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, where we have got some useful knowledge in robotics and a certain experience in programming. We have already taken part in the World Robat Olympiad, and now we are full of enthusiasm for participating at the FGC.In our days robotics is developing with ...

Team Venezuela

We are the team from Venezuela from one of the most wonderful of countries.  We are known known for some of the most attractive of climates with people who are gracious with everyone. When we talk about opportunities and being strong, we are talking about both Venezuelans here at home and those who are around the world. The team is made up of two students of the last year of the undergraduate degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering of the Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin of Maracaibo in Zulia state. Mr. Kenny Urdaneta and Mr. Javier Carroz. These two boys are the mentors of 9 high school boys with the highest GPA of a ...

Team Albania

Team Albania is comprised of several students from many schools in the capital city, and surrounding cities Elbasan, Shijak and Durres. It’s members are Julian Grori (Student) from Technical Electrical School “Gjergj Canco”, Marko Berberi (Student) from “Sami Frasheri” High School, Donaldo Biba (Student) from “Sami Frasheri” High School, John Shkembi (Student) from “Imelda Lambertini” School, Dario Cenko (Alternate Student) from “Arben Broci” High School, Kristi Leka (Alternate Student) from Multifunctional Vocational School Kamez, Mateo Doka (Alternate Student) from “Kushtrimi Lirise” Durres, Holger Xhameta (Alternate ...

Nigerian Youths Set for Robotic Olympic in USA

A group secondary school student drawn from public and private schools are now ready to represent Nigeria at the First Global Robot Olympic Challenges alongside 149 youths from other nations of the world.Founded by philanthropic inventor Dean Kamen to inspire a passion for science and technology leadership and innovation among the world’s more than two billion youths, FIRST Global provides the framework for an Olympics-style robotics event that drives home the importance of obtaining the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills needed by future leaders to overcome the greatest challenges facing our world – today and ...

Soft skills key to massive job creation, says expert

Nigeria’s First Global Robot Challenges National Coordinator, Mrs. Remi Willoughby, has said the development of soft skills will help the government to tackle youth unemployment and its associated challenge of increasing crime rates in the country.Speaking in Lagos during a media event to unveil the young students that will hoist Nigeria’s flag at the First Global Robot Challenges with 149 other nations in the United States (U.S.), she said countries that have developed all over the world have received the encouragement of government in the development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills  needed by future ...

Team Nigeria Upbeat, Set Target for World’s First Global Robot Olympics

Nigeria will be represented at the FIRST Global Robot Challenges (FGRC) with 149 other nations thanks to efforts by Faisal Jarmakani, robotics enthusiast; Mrs. Remi Willoughby, an exceptional educator; and Professor Sola Sofola, emeritus professor of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos.Founded by Dean Kamen, a philanthropic inventor, to inspire a passion for science and technology leadership and innovation among the world’s more than two billion youths, FIRST Global provides the framework for an Olympics-style robotics event that drives home the importance of obtaining the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ...

7 Nigerian students to fly country’s flag at first global robot Olympics

Those who think that Nigeria does not have what it takes for global competitiveness in the knowledge economy should better have a rethink.With the innovative skills shown by the talented Nigerian students, there are positive signals that the country will not left out in the 21st century knowledge society.Just this summer, no fewer than seven students from both public and private schools will showcase their creative skills at the FIRST Global Robot Challenges slated to hold in Washington, the United States of America with 149 other nations.--> Read More

Estudiantes mexicanos participarán en campeonato mundial de robótica

Translated from Spanish.Mexico, April 6 (Notimex) - A group of young Mexican students will represent the country for the first time in the robotics world championship, FIRST Global Challenge 2017 to be held in Washington DC, USA from July 14 to 18.The Mexican representative who will participate in the contest with the objective of fostering passion for science, technology, innovation and mathematics among young people, are Jorge Ochoa, Guillermo Campos, and Antonio Dávila.--> Read More

Učenici Kreativnog pera predstavljaju našu zemlju tokom Olimpijskih igara u robotici

Translated from Serbian.On the proposal of FIRST Global, the organizers of the International Olympiad in robotics, students gymnasium Kreativno Pero will together with students of the Serbian high school Nikola Tesla in Budapest and with his mentor will represent our country during the Olympic Games in robotics, in Washington.The disassembled robot arrived from the US and is currently on the premises of Mašiniskog University of Belgrade with Kreativno Pero providing logistical and technical support during this process.--> Read More

Apoyan al talento mexicano

Translated from Spanish.With the aim of boosting the talent of our young people worldwide, Ricardo Salinas through the Azteca Foundation, sponsors the National Team that will compete in the FIRST World Robotics Olympics at the secondary level and where more than 155 countries will participate.To give awareness to this project, the official presentation of the Mexican team was made, consisting of eight talented young people who will attend the FIRST Global Challenge, which will be located in Washington, D.C. from the 14th to 18th of July this year.--> Read More

Estudiantes de Chuquisaca presentarán robot que mide y cuida el agua en el First Global Challenge

Translated from Spanish.A professor at San Francisco Xavier University's Faculty of Technology, Said Pérez, said Tuesday that the team of students from Chuquisaca will present a robot to measure and care for water quality in the FIRST Global Challenge, which will be held from July 14 to 18 in Washington DC, United States."The robot kit came from Virginia, United States, exclusively and state-of-the-art competition kit, at the least I had not seen such a large and complete educational robotics kit, we are now in the process of studying its operation and building it," he informed.--> Read More

Webber: Help Yap go to robotics competition

When was the last time you heard about the Yap Robotics team? The Yap Robotics team you say? The only thing we know about Yap is stone money, manta rays and grass skirts!Au contraire.The Habele Outer Island Education Fund is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, started by former Peace Corps Volunteers, that works across the freely associated states of Micronesia. It sponsored the first Robotics League on Yap, and the island has been invited to attend a global robotics competition in Washington, D.C., this summer.--> Read More

Team Mozambique

PATRICIO VICTOR ESTERA, electrical engineer, lecturer of automatic control modules at the INSTITUTO INDUSTRIAL DE MAPUTO, 48 years old, passionate about the areas of instrumentation and automation, so he was chosen to become a mentor of the Mozambican team that will participate in the first international olympics of robotics.Our team is composed of students from two schools, the Escola Secundaria Estrela Vermelha and the Instituto Iindustrial de Maputo, both schools are from Maputo City, their ages range from 15-18 years old.Our participation in this prestigious olympics is part of the project of the ministry of science and technology, called ...

Team Costa Rica

As part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the American Corner program in the Limón Public Library, Major Benjamin Thomas Lynch, a joint effort with the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, a group of youth people from different universities and high schools of the province showed the results of a Lego robotics based project that ran for a few months before this celebration.The presentation caught the eye of many people in a series including Mr. Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, ambassador of the U.S. in Costa Rica, who got a video showcasing the event on their social media, and reached Mr. Joe Sestak at First Global Challenge. The Public Library and ...

Team Denmark

Team Denmark consist of four students from Teknisk Gymnasium Silkeborg, and all four students study Science at Teknisk Gymnasium Silkeborg. Esben has just graduated and the rest (Rasmus, Christian and Michael is entering their senior year at Teknisk Gymnasium Silkeborg. It is their first time together as a team and competing against other students from around the world. In building the robot and the challenge, they have used what they have learned in problem solving technique through physics, math, and other engineering courses. They are adept to try new ideas and try new designs on creating a good robot. My role as a mentor has most been to keep ...

Team Saint Kitts and Nevis

Hey everyone!It’s TEAM ST. KITTS and NEVIS, participating in our first ever experience with FIRST Global Robotic Challenge. Don’t count us out though because we are a set of determined, persistent and hardworking youth.In our country, we have an up and coming robotics program that has produced multiple gadgets which is the first to have been done in the Federation. We are innovators geared towards promoting our nation’s development in the ICT industry. This opportunity will only aid us in doing so. In addition, this competition will provide us with the necessary experience need to take on other challenges. “WELCOME TO THE FUTURE”.

Tunisia

For these seven young men from Tunisia, participating in the FIRST Global Challenge this year in Washington DC is an opportunity to make their country proud, as they enhance their STEM skills and knowledge alongside more than 150 nations. They believe that it is through advancements in technology and robotics that many great young minds like themselves can solve our world’s most pressing issues, such as water security, which affects all countries and is responsible for the death of a child every 60 seconds.Interestingly, these motivated teens do not measure success in medals, trophies, or widespread recognition; instead, they believe success ...

Peru

As one of the most thriving economies of the region, Peru is now looking to position itself as a prominent leader in technology and innovation in Latin America. For the future STEM leaders of this country, FIRST Global represents an opportunity to show the world that they are capable and willing to make their lives and that of all Peruvians better.These young adults, full of life and thirst for greatness, want to tell their own story through robotics and accomplish remarkable things that have never been done in Peru before. Learn more about their overall experience with FIRST Global, their aspirations and goals in their profile video here!

Tanzania

Even though Tanzania is among the developing countries that have had improvements in their education, local students believe their country’s science and technology curricula can benefit greatly from their determination, ideas, and intellect. More importantly, this female-majority team is trying to pave the way for more women, especially women of African origin, to join the ever increasing STEM community.Even though there are many young people in Tanzania who are interested in robotics and engineering, they rarely find the necessary resources or spaces to materialize their ideas. Using FIRST Global as a platform for technological development ...

Venezuela

Given that Venezuela is mostly an oil-based economy, studies in engineering and technology development are crucial to Venezuelans in the region. These high school students from Colegio Ruben Suarez Valera want to become experts in electricity and robotics and join the dozens of bright young minds around the world who have already contributed greatly to technology development.They believe that their “commitment goes beyond winning, this is a message for all Venezuelans who have left the country looking for better opportunities, and thus demonstrate that in Venezuela still has talent, we are a land of struggling people and we do not give up so ...

Honduras

Coming from the rural parts of the department of Intibucá, these Hondurans high school students have to walk through a mountain with little paved roads just to get to school. They believe that by strengthening their STEM skills, new windows of opportunity will open up for them and their country as they become a part of a more global and unified STEM community. As being the first students to represent Honduras at an international robotics event, these future STEM leaders consider the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge to be a life-changing experience.We are happy to share their profile video with you, where they describe what this opportunity means to ...

Mali

Like many other countries in Africa, Mali is always striving to develop and incorporate new technology into their economy and daily lives. Despite the many challenges it has faced over the years such as severe and extensive droughts, coup d’états, and military dictatorships, Mali has been able to grow out of them time and time again. Though having very little access to water, as it is landlocked in Western Africa, Mali has become one of Africa’s major cotton and gold producers, and has also seen the rise of African music stars, such as Salif Keita.We’ll soon see new Malian stars, but this time in the fields of technology and science. High ...

Nepal

Home to 8 of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Mount Everest, the young Democratic Republic of Nepal still faces many technological challenges. The World Bank reported in 2013 that while the electrification rate in urban areas is 90%, the rate for rural areas is only 5%, if not less.

Team Italy

From ITT “M. Buonarroti”, Trento, Italy. We are all enthusiastic and honored to be part of this prestigious global challenge. We are six students at a technical high school with different skills and backgrounds:Marco (18) and Gabriele (17) are in the fourth year with a specialization in IT; Matteo (17) and Lorenzo (17) are in the third year with a specialization in IT; Luca (17) is in the third year with a specialization in automation; Edon (16) is in the second year and has yet to choose a specialization (but is leaning towards automation).We are proud to have Alberto Giraldi as our mentor because in the past he led other ...

Team Micronesia

As a Small Island Developing State, the Federated States of Micronesia are going to be among the first to need to adapt to the impending effects of global climate change. Team Micronesia was thrilled to be invited to participate in the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge to represent their community of islands on the international stage. All team members are students at Yap Catholic High School, where the STEM and Robotics Program was born in 2011 thanks to the non-profit organization: Habele. On the island of Yap, traditional culture continues to thrive even as the islands of Micronesia adapt to the modern world. Members of Team Micronesia still utilize ...

Team Turkmenistan

Team Turkmenistan is made from three students, Ahmet, Erkin and Muhammetnur. Their mentor is Berdimyrat Yazhanov. Ahmet is just 15 years old. He is the youngest. He had been coding for 3 years. Erkin is the physics student. He had been solving physics problems for many years. He is the winner of National Physics Olympiad also. Muhammetnur had been studying chemistry for many years. He had shifted to programming this year. He had always interesting engineering project ideas about global challenges. All the boys study in a school that teaches science lessons in English. 97th School is one of the leading schools in STEM Education in Turkmenistan. This is ...

Team Europe

We are the Fazekas RoboTeam at Fazekas Mihály Gimnázium in Budapest, Hungary. The team is active since 2003.We participated in many national and international competitions and collected lots of awards and appreciation.It's a great honour for us, that this year we can participate at the First.Global Challenge. We look forward to be there.We already started preparation for this important event. Since our experience is currently limited to programming LEGO robots, it is a big challenge for us, that we have to build a robot from different parts.Beside the competition we see the importance of this event in meeting people from across the ...

Team Argentina

The members of Argentina's national team are members of the Educabot robotics team.For us it is an honor to be able to participate in this competition and share our passion for robotics with teams from all over the world.Although we have experience in robotics, the possibility of solving problems in a collaborative way with teams that represent other nations is undoubtedly an experience we will never forget in our lives.We hope to meet teams whose cultural differences enrich us and make us grow as a team but above all as people.

Team North America

From end of the world to the new start; North America has always been the land full of dreams, promises, and thriving people; welcome to “The New World”.We are excited to be part of the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge. Rumor has it that ”Two heads think better than one”; we believe that 161 countries together could make a better job than one. After participating in competitions all around the world we have experienced that it doesn't matter where you come from, you can always make a difference by following your dreams and working hard. About Bears Bears is the biggest and longest lasting FIRST robotics team in Mexico. We ...

Team Africa

We're team Africa we're from Morocco Casablanca. We are from school Le cedre. We're full of energy and we all had a great experience working on this robot hopping it will make Morocco proud of us this is who we are...My name is Karim Taoussi I am 17 years old I am a high school student next year I will be in the second year of the baccalaureate cycle, my passions are: snooker, video games, I also practice sometimes a little of mechanics because I am enormously interested in this science It is for this reason that I was very glad to have been accepted as a participant in FGC I thank you for this and I look forward to it and to gain as much experi...

158 Naciones Participarán en las Olimpiadas Internacionales de Robots en Washington, D.C.

¡Un Nuevo tipo de Olimpiadas! FIRST Global Recibirá a más de 150 Naciones en la Capital de E.U.A para las Primeras Olimpiadas Mundiales de Robótica A Nivel de Educación Secundaria Para Circulación Inmediata 30 de marzo 2017Alexandria, VA. – FIRST Global está lanzando un nuevo tipo de Olimpiadas, pero esta vez estarán enfocadas en lo que la siguiente generación de ingenio nos brindará.  Con competidores tan diversos como un equipo musulmán/cristiano completamente femenino de Jordania, hasta un equipo rural Hondureño cuyos miembros deben atravesar una montaña para asistir a la escuela, FIRST Global recibirá a un equipo de ...

Micronesian students head to international robotics competition – Marianas Variety

The famously traditional Island of Stone Money is sending top students to a high tech global robotics competition.Students from 153 nations will gather in Washington, D.C. this summer for the international high school robotics Olympics. Few will have traveled as far — geographically or culturally — as the Robo League team from Yap.The FIRST Global Challenge is a worldwide robotics challenge. Small student teams design, build, and compete complex robots from simple parts. The work demands hands-on mastery of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM skills. Featuring teams from across the planet, it also serves as a ...

Malian high school students expected to compete in robotics competition in Washington – Journal Scientifique et Technique du Mali

   The Mali national team will be in training soon to participate in FIRST global in the United States and Panafricain Robotique Competition (PARC) in Senegal, two competitions on robotics. Malians will have to compete with thousands of children across the world.--> Read More 

7 students take on the challenge of robotics in the US – Berita Harian Online

  Translated from MalayVALUE: Seven students aged between 15 and 17 years selected to represent Malaysia at the robotics competition FIRST Global Challenge in Washington D.C., USA on 16-18 July.They are King Adam Ahmad Sultan of SMK Kubang Kerian, Muhammad Jamil Razif (MRSM Lenggong), Janice Poh Yi Zi (SMK Convent Taiping), Muhammad Rais (Sekolah Menengah Sains Sultan Mahmud).Arash Muhammad Danial Mohd Hamdan (MRSMs Johor Bahru) and Khairul Amyrin Syahrean and Muhammad Fakhrul Khir Abdul Samat (Malay College Kuala Kangsar), while the principal Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Anand Baharuddin be their teacher and ...

Robot Challenge For Pakistan By FIRST Global – Technology Bux

The First Global is the organization that composes a yearly worldwide robot challenge to touch off enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youth over the world. FIRST Global welcomes one group from each country to take an interest in a worldwide robot challenge occasion that extensions between secondary school understudies with various foundations, dialects, religions, and traditions.--> Read More

Robotics Competition: Mali teams in training for three months – Journal Scientifique et Technique du Mali

The big robotics competitions are getting ready. The teams in Mali face the challenges of more than 140 countries around the world this July in Washington DC and other African countries. Inerde, an organization responsible for training Mali teams on Saturday announced the list of 20 secondary school pupils and 20 pupils to take part in the biggest competition of First Global and the Panafrican Competition Robotics Competition (PARC).Students come from Ganga Technical High School, Aminata Dramane Traoré High School, La Lumière High School, Kodonso High School, Talibi High School, Massa Makan Diabaté High School, Keynibonga High School, El ...

FIRST Global invites Pakistan to participate in an international robotics event – TECH LIST

FIRST Global, as its tradition for some previous years, this time to is organizing the international robotics challenge. It aims to help promote the love and passion  for Science and Technology and attract people towards Engineering and Mathematics.The four points they focus on are called STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).According to the stats two billion people from all around the world are attracted towards the robotics event. This clearly indicates that the YOUTH is full of passion and innovation. They just need a platform for robots experiments.Annually held, this competition is fought on international ...

158 Nations Participeront aux Jeux Olympiques Internationaux de Robots à Washington, DC

Un Nouveau type de jeux Olympiques! FIRST Global Accueillera plus de 150 Pays à la Capital Américaine pour les Premiers Jeux Olympiques de Robotique au Niveau Secondaire Pour Diffusion Immédiate 30 mars 2017Alexandria, VA. – FIRST Global lance un nouveau type d’Olympiques, mais cette fois avec un focus sur ce que l’ingénuité de la prochaine génération peut nous donner. Avec des concurrents aussi diversifiés qu’une équipe féminine musulmane/chrétienne de Jordanie a une équipe hondurienne rurale dont les membres doivent traverser une montagne pour aller à l’école, FIRST Global accueillera une équipe de chacun de ...

158 Nation, International Robot Olympics to be Held in Washington, D.C.

A Whole New Kind of Olympics! FIRST Global to Host More than 150 Nations in U.S. Capital for World’s 1st High School-level Robot Olympics For Immediate Release March 30, 2017Alexandria, VA. – FIRST Global is launching a whole new kind of Olympics, but this time with a focus on what the next generation’s ingenuity can give us. With competitors as diverse as an all-female Muslim/Christian team from Jordan to a rural Honduran team whose members must cross a mountain to attend school, FIRST Global will host one team from each of more than 150 nations (in addition to six continental representatives) that have committed to compete in the ...

Team Haiti

Joseph Berwith FrançoisCompleted his high school at “Institution Nouvelle Source. After a brilliant course at “Ecole Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH)”, where he graduated with a Master's degree in Networks and Telecommunications, he was awarded a scholarship from the “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)” to pursue his studies in France. There, he obtained his master's degree in IT security at “University de Rennes 1”. He worked as a trainee researcher at INRIA, the French national research institute dedicated to digital technology. He has dedicated himself to security and privacy.Back in Haiti in 2013, he ...

Team Oceania

We are proud and excited to be representing the continent of Oceania at the inaugural FIRST Global competition. Our team is made up of six Year 11 students and two mentors from FTC Team 10247, the Trinity BaCoNeers.  We live in South Australia, the driest state in the driest continent on Earth, so this Global Challenge is very important to us.  We are all looking to pursue careers in engineering and this challenge has forced us to analyse our engineering skills and mechanical knowledge, to apply them to the new materials, and restricted parts list.  It is frustrating…and fun, but best of all, we are learning so much.We truly believe in ...

Team United Kingdom

We are a college robotics team from Collyer's, a Sixth Form in the South of England. Every year, our college robotics team competes in Student Robotics, a robotics competition for colleges around the country (and a few from Europe). This year we came third, the best result our team has ever achieved!Being in the top three meant we had a chance to be the team to represent the United Kingdom. We then had a week and a half to put together a video explaining why we believe we should represent the country... and we were successful!It's an honour to be Team UK; we're really excited about meeting the other team members and pitching our robot ...

Team Grenada

Nestled between the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the southeastern Caribbean Sea is ‘The Spice of the Caribbean’, Grenada, Carriacou, Petite Martinique. Branded for its spices, beaches, warm people and untouched natural beauty, Grenada is quaint and rich in history, culture and tradition.Like the spices Grenada is so famously known for, Team Grenada is complete with a variation of ‘spicy’ personalities, abilities and characteristics. Karston Shears, the leader of the Team Grenada is like the ‘Nutmeg’ spice, strong and accommodating of other flavors or personalities.  Nathan Best described as a critical thinker, is like the ‘Bay ...

Team Egypt

Young Leaders Academy team from Alexandria, Egypt is honored to be a part of the first “First Global Challenge”.Our team consists of 4 members: Amany, Youmna, Mohannad & Mohamed, our ages range from 15-16 years old. Amany & Mohamed are grade 10 students, while Yomna & Mohannad are grade 9 students.We all share the same passion; our love for robotics! Even our brothers & sisters, younger & older, study robotics too JWe are currently training real hard to compete in our national Vex Iq Robotics competition “Crossover challenge” on March 3rd & 4th. Last year, Amany & Youmna’s team won 1st place in the ...

Team Profile: Spain

For the members of Team Spain, participating in the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge is about more than robotics. It is an exciting opportunity to meet and learn from other groups of future STEM leaders from over 100 nations.With the honor of representing their country on the world stage, the members of Team Spain are eager to engage with their peers across the world so they can explore first hand how the richness of diversity can bond both hearts and minds not only in their passion for robotics, but to work to make positive changes in the world as well.To learn more about Team Spain, check out their profile video below!

Team Mongolia

We are happy to be participating in The First Global competition! Our team is made of 5 students and 1 mentor. Most of our members haven’t seen each other until this competition but we all have the same passion of solving problems, building robots and having fun so we easily became good friends and a good team. Some of our team members have participated in other competitions but for some us this is the first one. Our mentor is fully experienced and ready to help us anytime.We are excited to represent Mongolia and compete against other nations.

Team Kyrgyzstan

The Republic children engineering-technical academy “Altyn tujun” is a unique state institution for out of school additional education. It is the center of children’s technical creation and new educational technologies in Kyrgyz Republic.In the clubs of the Academy children are busy not only with engineering, modeling, programming, design, but also research, inventiveness and project activity. We are proud of our graduates; many of them continued their creative way beginning in the Academy’s walls. Today many of them successfully work in the scientific-research and projection-applied fields in our country and abroad. Among them there are ...

Team Japan

Hi, we are Team Japan!We are party of 6 boys and 1 girl. We've been together participating in FLL for several years.We're the students learning robotics at after school class called Crefus. It's our dream that one day the technology that we are learning will be the help in the future.We are eager to interact with students from other countries and learn more at the FIRST Global Challenge.Looking forward seeing you all at Washington D.C.

Team Iran

Iran...the country of science, culture, and turquoise, colored tiles and beautiful nature. Iran has a 2500 year history and poets like Hafez, Sadi, and Molavi, and scientists like Kharazmi, Khayam, and Avicenna who represent love, kindness, and peace to the world.We from Iran greet all our world friend in the FIRST Global Olympics. We are happy that once more research and specially robotic science have broken the politics borders and violence illustrated that every one with different culture religion can come together and sing the song of friendship sympathy and try to solve some of the universal challenges like shortage of water.The Iran team ...

Team Myanmar

Kyaw Za ZawI am a fresh graduate of a private high school in Yangon who is interested in all things tech. I am currently learning coding and am very passionate about solving problems and making things. I spend most of my time following on the latest tech news, gadgets releases. Robotics is one hobby of mine and I think I will major in a STEM field when I go to college. I am also passionate about meeting new people, making friends and collaborating on projects and most importantly, having fun together.Phone Thiha KyawMy name is Phone Thiha Kyaw and i'm 19years old. I am studying Mechatronics major at Yangon Technological University. I like ...

Team Oman

I'm Badr Alhabsy, Head of Innovation and Scientific Olympiad Department at the Ministry of Education. Also I'm the team's leader and I have one coach who communicates with the team, because the students are deaf and he is their teacher, and he is a sciences teacher.The students are from a far area in Oman and it takes around 70 km to go to the school to learn and to be with their friends in the school who are not deaf. They are great students. They are not preoccupied with anything around them because they are deaf, and when they work with the robot, they work wisely with high goals.

Team Palestine

Karmen Kidess: I’m 16 years old, and I’m a student at SJS school. Making something out of nothing is my game. I've always loved to make my own stuff and my own DIYs. I often spend my free time exploring the world of technology, and I also like to act, read books, and cook.Emiliana Ghanem: I am a 10th grader at Saint Joseph School. I live in Jifna (a small village near Ramallah). I don't have a lot of practical experience in this area (robot competitions), but I love  such projects and I always explore such things on the internet. When I grow up my ambition is to be a Genetics Engineer. I was interested in your project after I saw all of ...

Team Uruguay

The team is conformed by students from the "José Alonso y Trelles" high school, located in Tala, a small town in Uruguay.The students have been trained by Plan Ceibal in key competences such as robot assembly from technological waste, 3D design, modeling and printing, construction of sensors for XO laptops and use of Gobilab sensors.Plan Ceibal provided materials and training for the students to learn how to program LEGO robots with Enchanting, Tortubots, Mindstorm NXT, Java and Python. They also learned how to assemble and program Butiá robots using Tortubots and Python, and build robots with Arduino boards.T...

Team Romania

"We're fascinated with robots because they are reflections of ourselves." – Ken Goldberg Why robots? Because robotics is the future, if we all put our minds together then we can create a robot that at least on a theoretical level can solve a problem that is affecting so many people from all around the world. In this competition, we interact with an industry that is entirely made by and acts based on our needs as per design. As humans and machines, we work together to tackle our issues for the greater good of society, thus whilst creating robots we make a reflection of our endeavors and hopes, reflecting them in both design and programming. Roma...

Team Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic Robotics team is founded in the passion for STEM and dedicated to encourage young Dominican minds into thinking critically and the benefits of the proper use of technology and how it is possible to have fun and learn at the same time.The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country with a very unique and mixed culture full of tropical colors and friendly people, but also with a lot of challenging aspects.The team is made from students from both private and public schools and we are very excited to be part of this first FIRST Global Olympics.

Team Côte d’Ivoire

Team Ivory Coast has 7 seasoned representatives coming from similar backgrounds. Ivory coast is a very dynamic country in West Africa where everyone is welcomed to grow and share opportunities. Families live happy with each other with no quarrels or conflicts between tribes, and the diversity encouraged by the government has brought a good freedom of expression in their life. Between 16 and 17 years of age, Dao, Loic, Monique, Arsene, Christ, Lou and Armel are already emerging leaders in their community with initiatives to excel their skills in STEM. When the IFC program came to their attention, they embraced the opportunity to go even further. Their ...

Team Nicaragua

We are a group of 13- to 16-year-old students from Acahualinca, a community surrounding the Managua city dump in Nicaragua. For the past five years, we have benefitted from quality education at Fabretto’s Education Center, “San Francisco.” Through Fabretto, we have received free technical training, such as jewelry construction, computer training, as well as personalized coaching and participation in social projects.We are very proud to have been selected to represent Nicaragua in this competition. Being highly interested in technology and aimed at working in a similar business in the future, we are willing to immerse into a new topic to ...

Team Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo. A country located at the center of Africa, covered by flora and fauna where the people live a decent and beautiful life.This country borders a majestic river and is full of gigantic minerals.A colorful country with enormous cultural and artistic values.A country which has been ravaged and torn apart by years war and of which only technology, art and especially youth are the solution to get out of this gridlock.FIRST GLOBAL, will give young people the opportunity to make a difference by taking a step towards the future inorder to give proof to the world that their tenacity, team spirit, sense of work ...

Team Brazil

We are TILT, and we’ll represent Brazil on this opening FIRST Global Challenge. This year on Washington-DC we’ll go with four participants, and they are (left to right): Luiz Gabriel (16), captain and programmer, Sofia (14), builder, Nathan (15), programmer, and João Victor (16), spokesperson and builder. The team was created in 2010 on Cachoeira de Minas-MG, a small town on South East of Brazil, and started to participate of FLL (FIRST LEGO League), one of the tournaments of FIRST, and after we also participated of TBR (Torneio Brasil de Robótica) and WRO (World Robot Olympiad). We are a garage team, what means that we don’t receive any ...

Team Norway

Team Norway consists of seven students from local upper secondary schools, Thora Storm, Ole Vig and Strinda. Everyone on the team is between 17 and 18 and our mentor Ole Einar is also 19 years old which makes him one of the youngest mentor in the whole challenge. As additional mentors, we have Bodil from the local STEM center, “Talentsenteret”, and Kåre from the center of innovative youth “Ungt entrepenørskap”.All the primary team members get to meet at Strinda, and do all the building there. There we have the space and the tools needed to shape and assemble the parts. We even have a mockup of the playing field; compete with bridge and a ...

Team Togo

Togo is a small country in West Africa with capital Lome. High School education here is such that students are introduced to electronics, robotics and architecture to prepare them to be future engineers. We are passionate about STEM and we believe it will open doors to help us develop as a nation in technology, science and engineering. We hope to make a difference in the world as we work together with youth from across the globe and solve problems that are common to all of us.Team Togo has three members; Yves, Elodie, and Jean Pierre. We meet with our mentor in his lab, Micro P Lab, once a week to brainstorm and share ideas. Working hand in hand ...

Team Nigeria

We are Robo Teens from Nigeria! We are a team of robot enthusiasts, consisting of four boys, three girls ages 15-18, and three coaches. Our team inspiration is based on our goal to make our country great and to better understand the advantages of collaboration both within and outside of our country. We are passionate about STEM and we believe it will open doors to help us develop as a nation, and to make a difference in the world as we work together with youth from across the globe to discuss and find ways to solve problems that are common to all of us. Our love for robotics is evident in our actions. In this competition we look forward to meeting ...

Team Sweden

Team Sweden is made up of nine students from six different schools all around Stockholm, Sweden. Our participants are Victor, Christina, Gustaf, Sophia, Daniel, Mareme, Hugo, Ebba and Axel, with mentor Nina. The team was selected based on their engagement in a training program to become future leaders and teach and introduce younger students to technology, robot making and programming. Every participant has taken part in extra curricular technology courses prior to being selected, they all wish to continue to learn as well as to spread their knowledge to others.We have had meetups on Sunday mornings since early April, and also made two study ...

Team Sierra Leone

Mahmoud Javombo – Team MentorMahmoud Javombo is the Program Director, Innovate Salone. Innovate Salone is Global Minimum Inc. flagship program in Sierra Leone that empowers young people by helping them realize their creative potentials using the Innovation Challenge platform.Mahmoud holds a BA degree from the University of Sierra Leone, and presently reads for his Law Degree. In addition, Mahmoud just came back from the International Visitor Leadership Program, an opportunity given to him by the US State Department that has helped to reignite his passion and love for Entrepreneurship for young people.As the team leader of the Innovate ...

Team Panama

We are from the city of David ,Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama; our robotics club belongs to the I.P.T Arnulfo Arias High School. The Club was created ten years ago. Our club has participated in many national and international robotic events. Now, we are six members: Brenda Caballero, Edward Correa, Christopher de Garcia, Vicente Gonzalez, Porfirio Ríos, Ariel Serrut and the instructor is Professor Rafael Montenegro. Our main goal as a robotic club is to demonstrate that robotics has a purpose and it can be used in many everyday life areas to help the development of education and society.

Team Malawi

Team Malawi comprises highly motivated five boys and 3 girls, some of whom are in high school while others are in their first year of college. The team has interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Nyasha Mpinda is a grade 10 student in high school. His favorite subjects are sciences. He is interested in becoming an engineer and help in providing solutions to the various challenges that Malawi is facing.Shreya Thrakar is a 17 year old student an IB International. She is an avid technology enthusiast. She is a member of the Malawi Technology Hub. She is a self-taught programmer and now is at an advanced level in programming ...

Team India

Namaste! From Team India!!! We are Team India – we represent diversity, equality and resilience!We have given the world ahimsa, yoga and chess.Team India is represented by 7 enthusiastic and spirited teenagers and an energetic mentor from the bustling metropolis of Mumbai. Collectively our Team has participated in all the FIRST Programs – Jr. FLL, FLL, FTC and FRC along with the World Robot Olympiad (WRO).We firmly believe in the FIRST Philosophy of “Gracious Professionalism” and “Coopertition” and completely subscribe to the fact that these along with “Team Work” and “Compassion” form the cornerstones of an ...

Team Colombia

The National Learning Service SENA was born in 1957 as a pillar for the professional training of all Colombians. At present, it leads the SENNOVA Technological Development and Innovation Research System, programs such as TecnoAcademia, which allows young people from vulnerable areas who are attending basic and secondary schools to develop skills and abilities in applied areas such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics and ICTs. We are very happy to participate and we will give everything in the competition to achieve an excellent result.

Team Cameroon

Founded in 2014 by Janet Fofang , Engineering  teacher,  co- founder of Tassah Academy,  WeTech Africa Leadership council member, TechWomen Alumnae, 2016 winner of the Richard Newton ABIE Educator Award. STEM Clubs have made partnerships with 8 schools to form after school programs for hands on experiences with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)Students make great scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs; they simply may not know it yet! Simply by doing STEM, students learn not only incredible skills, but also learn to believe in themselves as leaders of tomorrow.Located in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, the Tassah ...

Team Austria

Team Austria consists of three students from the HTL Weiz, which is an engineering-focused secondary school. There, they are enrolled in the electrical engineering program. Jeremia, Jakob, and Wolfgang started working in the field of robotics when they first met in the beginning of school year 2016/17. Together, they took part in the Demo Humanoid Competition @RoboCupJuniorAustrianOpen2017 where they programmed a Nao robot to act as a shop assistant.Students from the HTL Weiz have a long record of 1st places in international competitions, mainly the RoboCup Junior in the categories CoSpace rescue, and onStage (formerly dance) . During the ...

Team Viet Nam

Viet Nam Robotics Team 2017 consists of 7 members and 1 mentor, who are core members of the FPT high school robotics club. Established at the end of November, 2016 with 15 members, until the beginning of January, 2017 the club now features 25 students, both males and females from grade 10 to grade 12.Nurturing a great passion in science and technology, all the club members wish to inspire other fellow students at FPT High school as well as in Viet Nam to share the love and interest for this particular field. The club also seeks to contribute innovative ideas, practical and applicable scientific works to the FPT high school students community, to ...

Team Nepal

Team RukuBot comes from the land of Himalayas in Nepal. It is a team of six students from two nearby high schools in a rural community called Pharping, which is roughly 15 miles south of the capital city, Kathmandu. First Global is the first time a team from this community has ever participated in any international competition, and the team is excited to take on this challenge and prove its mettle. More importantly, the teachers, parents and the whole community are rallying behind the team for their success. Opportunities like these are more meaningful in this impoverished community from a poor nation trying to get back into its feet after the ...

Team Iceland

Team Iceland students all come from the same school "Tækniskólinn Reykjavík" we have never taken part in a competition in robotics but in many occasions my students have shown there robots and programming skills at IT seminars in Reykjavik. Teakniskolinn Reykjavik is the only school that has robotics as a part of there curriculum, that is not in university level. Taekniskolin IT school teaches programming, database (SQL) design, web-design , internet connections (CISCO) and robotics witch I teach.  When my students come to study robotics they have already learned programming for 1.5 years, they learn Python , C# ...

Team Hong Kong

Hello, we are Team Hong Kong!A group of 4 young men, all come from the same school, King’s College, a male school with a long history. Some of us have been participated in many kinds of robotic competitions, while some of us are novices in this field. This is our first time to join FIRST Robotics Competition.We are honoured to be representing Hong Kong in this competition, and all of us are looking forward to seeing you all at Washington D.C.

Team Finland

From left to right: Kyösti Blinnikka (team mentor), Théo Friberg, Laura Saarhelo, Simo Naatula Team Finland consists of three students of Olari High School, which is specialising mathematics and sciences. Olari High School is situated in Espoo, the second largest city in Finland after the country's capital Helsinki.Team members are Simo (18), Théo (17) and Laura (17). Simo has experience in and passion for electronics and is our mechanical mastermind. Théo is our all-around software renaissance man. Our captain, Laura, has incredible creative abilities.Our team mentor is Kyösti, a ham radio specialist. Kyösti is physics ...

Team China

We are team China.This is a team full of various personalities and characteristics. Seven teenagers from different schools in different ages come together and work as a single team. Some of us haven’t seen each other until this cooperation. Most of our team members are fully experienced who have been participated in many kinds of robotic competitions in different countries and got great achievements. With no doubt, representing the best of Chinese teenagers. While some of us are novices in this field, but have the passion and are willing to learn as much as we can.But besides our differences, what matters most is that we all have the same ...

Team Burkina Faso

Team Burkina Faso is comprised of 2 travelling students and 1 mentor. The mentor is Mamadou SANGARE, professor of electronics and industrial informatics. Mamadou has been teaching electronics at Aube Nouvelle University since 2004. SAWADOGO T. Boris Martial (Team Captain), is a student in network technology and computer science at Aube Nouvelle University. Boris is a rapper. He loves basketball, video games, and reading. BERE Tegawendé Patrick (Team Spokesman) is studying network technology and computer science at Aube Nouvelle University. He loves sports and programming.

Team Bahrain

A Kingdom that has a total area of 765 square kilometers (295 square miles) making it the third smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore.  In 2011, the school ventured in the field of robotics and ever since we have assembled a strong team to compete in Worldwide competitions. Since then, The Robotics team from CPS has represented Bahrain in various international robotics competition with rankings putting the country as a top competitor in the region. Robotics has become part of the school curriculum with a dedicated action lab for students.   We are all excited about the FIRST Global competition and looking forward to ...

Team Hope (Refugees)

They are a group of Syrian refugee youth from 16 to 19 years old who never gave up hope and ambition despite the difficult circumstances they faced after fleeing to Lebanon.Some of them were able to continue their education at the Lebanese schools, while others are still trying to have access to formal education, which will not be easy at all.These obstacles and difficulties were the reason behind their desire to learn something new, something different from the traditional education that they used to learn back in Syria. They wanted something unique, creative, and challenging which can be a combination of more than one skill and more than ...

Team Yemen

Talented Youth Academy (TYA) was established in 2012under license No 57 of ministry of technical education and vocational training. We are specialized in exploring talented students in different fields.TYA consists of six departments in different fields of skills that care gifted students. These six departments are:Department of educational robot. Department of creativeness and inventions. Department of Mathematics. Department of plastic arts. Department of evaluation Department of building abilities.Department of educational robot: This department aims to spreading robot culture in Yemen , as we are the sole representat...

Team Ukraine

The team is long-term fan and participant of robot creation and challenges. We are inspired by doing inventive and useful things with robots, being on the today’s edge of technologies.Knowledge and experience we get from robotics significantly improve our ability for the future challenges. It works as for our study in school so for our future learning in universities and businesses or society. This is extremely important in today’s fight of the Ukraine for its independence.For years, the Ukraine is famous for its engineering talents. It’s all starting in schools where Math, and now Programming, are well-delivered subjects. Then univers...

Team Senegal

Senegal is a mix of the new and the old.  While the capital city, Dakar, has many modern conveniences, it is also plagued by poverty and contamination.  The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capital is right in the middle of African nations; at $945 per person, it ranks 27th out of 53.  But that is something that two mentors and 20 public high school students wish to change for the better.   By building interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) programs and educating tomorrow’s workforce with modern technology tools, they hope to build a culture of high technology that can help improve the economy of their ...

Team Pakistan

The strength of any strong state is its students. Students can turn the situation of that country, when we talk about Pakistan this statement becomes more powerful because students contribute their part in the success and development of this nation.Students are national treasures in Pakistan because they can make this nation great with their thinking, dreaming and achieving. Students who are the youth of this country helps the nation in any type of riots. As it recorded 68% Pakistani population falls under age of group of 16 till 26 and that the age in which individual are students. It is imaginable how vital the role of theses students in ...

Team Libya

Tech Impact Roboticx4004 is a Libyan high school aged team, that consists of highly motivated, and passion-driven tech individuals with extraordinary practical skills, we are diverse and experienced team, led by Tech Impact founder Kusai Fteita, our team have such an abundant amount of support from wide range of networks like fellow MEPI alumni, mentors, couches and from Global Shapers Community. Tech Impact Roboticx4004 team aims to be one of the top leading teams in the Olympics and represent Libya in first inaugural robotic competition.

Team Liberia

This unique is team from Pleebo City, Maryland County, Liberia, West Africa. The team represents Liberia and is comprised of students from five major schools from Pleebo Sodoken District, namely: Pleebo High School, St. Francis High School, Central Site High School, Jasper Grant Methodist High School, and St. Stephen High School so as to afford each school the opportunity of participating in this innovative program and inaugural FIRST Global Robotics game. Never has this team participated in such an Olympics or any STEM program, but with the confidence imposed in this team and assisting of their mentor, it is excited that this program will help build ...

Team Jordan

Princess Rahma team aims at exploring new exciting technology, enhancing our critical thinking skills, and experiencing the field of robotics by participating in prestigious global competitions. Unlike many other teams, our team has many challenges as we are a public school in Jordan with very limited resources, However, with our enthusiasm and perseverance we work hard as a team to overcome all the challenges. The team is dedicated  to meet after school hours and during weekends to complete the tasks needed from us. In order for us to gain more hands on experience and to be better trained for this competition  we opted to cooperate with volunteers ...

Team Hungary

Team Hungary -- DLSBrainstorms_roboteam„Do extra-terrestrials exist?” – the Nobel Prize winning Italian nuclear physicist, Enrico Fermi, was once asked. „Of course” – Fermi answered – „They are among us, but they call themselves Hungarians."Our Hungarian-English Dual Language School (DLSB) in Balatonalmádi provides students with an excellent command of English. In addition to this we also place great emphasis on the acquisition of proficiency in Sciences. Our team comprises 7 members and their mentor, all of whom are highly motivated both in Mathematics and in Information Technology. Why not call them „DLSBrainstorms_robot...

Team Germany

We are six technology-interested and open-minded students who will represent Germany at the FIRST Global Challenge 2017 in Washington. Our school, the Königin-Katharina-Stift, is located in Stuttgart, a city in the south-west of Germany famous for its mechanical industry. Our experiences with robotics date back to fifth grade, when we first participated in the FLL, and we are still an active team in the FTC. These years of experience made us grow as a team and today we are coaching our own robotics club for younger students from 5th to 8th grade who, with our help, participate in STEM competitions like the FLL and the WRO. So far, we have partici...

Team Cyprus

Robotics in Cyprus is a fairly new area but it is quickly increasing in popularity with younger generations. In 2015, a team of 10 students was assembled to introduce robotics to them. After one year of training using the LEGO MINDSTORMS platform the students formed four robotics teams based on age and worked towards the World Robot Olympiad competition in Cyprus. In the competition, we participated with one team in the elementary, one in junior high, one in senior high and one in the open category. The teams won first place in elementary category, first place in senior high category and second place in the open category. The teams then prepared for ...

Team Uzbekistan

We are the team of Uzbekistan, a country in the Central Asia famous for being on the Ancient Silk Road, but also for the current promising young generation. We are here to show our creativity and problem solving skills by using technology. FIRST Global is a chance for us to exchange experience and knowledge and generate new ideas. Despite our young age we have achieved good results in national and international competitions. Our team represents itself as a group of ingenious children that can create almost everything they want, using only their knowledge, skills and creativity. We are committed to continue our path of glory and bring to Uzbekistan ...

Team United States

Team USA loves meeting and working with other teams from around the world, and we are so excited to be a part of the inaugural FIRST Global competition! Our team is made of two members from Schrödinger’s Hat, a high-school robotics team from Everett, Washington, and one member from WAGS, an all-Girl Scout robotics team from Princeton, New Jersey. We’ve all been involved in FIRST robotics programs for more than 7 years, competing in FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition.Sanjna Ravichandar is the co-captain and lead programmer of WAGS. Sanjna spends her time working with the Girl Scouts Council to extend STEM ...

Team United Arab Emirates

The team is from Emirati students are coming from different schools/states (some of them have to drive 2 hours to reach the center). They gather every Saturday at the Sheikh Hamdan Foundation to enjoy STEM and prepare for the FLL championship. The boys and girls are passionate about their work and about helping other teams; in 6 months they learned many new life skills. Theire aim is to show the world the scientific bright side of UAE's students and to gain more experience to ameliorate their knowledge.

Team Turkey

We are Urfa STEM Team from Şanlıurfa, Turkey who feel honored to be part of the FIRST Global in Washington. We’re driven by the idea that the best product is born from the best cooperation. We will be racing in FIRST Global to cooperate with our peers from other countries to overcome the robotic challenges.Maybe you all know a football team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand c-alled "Koh Panyee", which is a floating village in the middle of the sea that does not have an inch of soil. The children who loved football turned their dreams into reality on this floating village playing on wooden lags.We are a team of dedica...

Team Chinese Taipei

We come from Chinese Taipei, a beautiful island in Pacific Ocean. We’re all senior high school students. Some of us like music. Some of us like dancing. But all of us like robots very much. We are very happy to have this opportunity to join the game. We hope we can meet the students who like robots from all over the world. By joining the FIRST Global robotics game, we can learn much more knowledge about robots, and make much more friends.We are looking forward to attending these robotic “Olympics” in Washington, D.C. in July.Wait for us. We’re coming.

Team South Africa

Team Mighty Minds is a team of young kids that come from various backgrounds. They are all passionate about robotics. They have adopted the following approach to challenges; “We only see the objective, the obstacle must give way”. These kids have participated in various robotics challenges ranging from FLL, WRO as well as South Africa’s own Robotics Explorer Challenge.These youngsters demonstrate dedication. They all participate actively and positively in meetings and projects. They make sure that everyone understands the team goals. When they have to find creative solutions to problems, they all think hard and give their best. The team ...

Team Seychelles

Seychelles is considered to be one of the youngest and smallest nations on the planet. This beautiful island state is found 4 degrees south of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate.Our school Beau-Vallon Secondary is located on the North Western Coast of the main island. Like all the other schools in the country ours is mixed gender, ability and social background.We the group feel really honoured that our school has been chosen to represent the country and probably the region as well. We are the best students in the school and feel very passionate about science and technology and in fact we try to keep up with the latest technological ...

Team Portugal

The Portuguese team is made up of four students who know each other and work enthusiastically together for a long time. They come from the best school in the whole world, Agrupamento de Escolas Dr. Serafim in S. João da Madeira, Portugal!Rúben (17) and Rui (18) are experts in Android programming and love to spend their time working in this area. Although this makes them spend a lot of time sitting in a chair in front of a computer, they compensate that by practising sports. Raul (18) and João (18) are the ones who are going to deal with electronics and mechatronics and they are fond of wheels: cars, motorcycles, and, imagine, even tractors! ...

Team Malaysia

There is one aspect that would define today’s Malaysian youths; their affinity among one another. Transcending the difference brought upon the diverse mix of race and cultures from the country’s history, they practically thrive off the unique benefits that each culture brings. The youths are raised in a synergistic community filled with the experienced eager to spread their knowledge for the curious to gather and discover. Malaysian youths are generally high-spirited, adventurous and are always equipped with a warm smile regardless of who they are interacting with. Embedded with the practice of respect for the elderly, to help those in need, and a ...

Team Madagascar

This year, Madagascar is making history by participating for the very first time ever at the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington DC, this coming July.This young team of one supergirl and five guys has strong backgrounds in computer science, telecom and electronics. Like most Malagasy people, they are natural-born life-hackers and have succeeded in designing and developing society-oriented solutions. This team is dedicated to taking part in the digital advancement of Madagascar encouraging young people to get to know and use new technology.By participating at the Robotic competition, they pave the way for a lot more young people and students ...

Team Kuwait

The Al ru'ya Robotics Team was established on November 2006. There are 6 team members.Al u'ya robotics team participated in Botball competitions for 11 continuous years and FLL competition one time. The team won the first place in the Botball competition a few times. They won:Botball 1st place over Kuwait Botball 1st place over the Gulf Area 2007 Botball 1st place Middle East 2010 Botball 1st place Middle East 2012 Botball 1st place in ECER Vienna 2015Al ru'ya robotics team is going to participate in the ECER 2017 Sofia, Bulgaria

Team Kenya

The Innovate Kenya Robotics team comprises David, Sam, Baraka and Lewis. All of the team members are rock star problem solvers as they are recent winners of the National Innovation Challenge here in Kenya where youth compete to come up with the most innovative ideas to solve challenges in their respective communities.From taking apart and putting back together radios as a child, David has always been driven by technology-oriented curiosity. This led him and his partner in 2015 to create an automatic greenhouse that self-regulates its processes.As an aspiring tech entrepreneur, Samuel’s passion is using technology to develop solutions that ...

Team Iraq

The Iraqi team consists of Nawres Arif, Hussein Hussein, Yassir Bassel, Mohammed Al-Shati, Ali Al-Behadili, and Mohammed Al-BattatNawres is the design and electronics mentor of the team. After graduating with a bachelor degree in pharmacy, Nawres left his academic path and founded the Science Camp-the Iraqi makerspace which has grown rapidly through the past few years and became a part of the GIG(Global Innovation Gathering), Nawres is a world-class 3D designer with an experience of more than a 13 year in 3D max.Hussein is the programming mentor of the team. Hussein got his bachelor degree in computer engineering graduating with the 1st rank ...

Team Indonesia

Robotics is fascinating as well as challenging subject to Technonatura students. Beginning in 2005, the school bought a number of Fischer Technic Robotic kits for its students to learn assembling and programming robots. After that, we entered the local competition. In 2008 and 2009, TechnoNatura’s robotics team won the Imagine Robotic Cup, and in 2009 TechnoNatura’s Robotic Team also won National Robotic competition in Indonesia ICT Award. In 2010, Technonatura was honoured and invited by USA embassy in Jakarta to share their experiences and having discussion with their American high school counterparts. The discussion was led by Dryden-NASA ...

Team Honduras

The remote town of Camasca, Intibuca, on the dry corridor of Honduras, Central America is the last place anyone would expect to find a First Global Robotics team. Here, water runs every other day for an hour, if it runs at all. Here, electricity, when it is on, does’t have enough power to operate a microwave. Here, a family of ten lives on the side of a mountain cliff in a one-room hut. Here, the woman from that same household boils homemade soap on an indoor open fire as toxic fumes fill the air. Here, an unacceptably large number of children are malnourished and at risk for chronic disease and death. Here, high school teenagers whose families ...

Team Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a beautiful and fast developing island in Central Africa with a diverse culture. Among other institutions in the country is the Nigeria Equatorial Guinea International School (NEGIS), which is an establishment composed of students with very sociable character. They are also easily adaptable to changes, very talented, have a high proficiency in languages like English, French and Spanish. Above all, they easily adapt to different cultures as well as coping with different or new environment.

Team Cambodia

Team Cambodia comes from two public high school in Siem Reap Province, both sponsored by the organization Caring for Cambodia (CFC). There are 4 girls and 2 boys who are all studying in Grade 11. We are so happy to have the opportunity to join with First Global so all of us can share knowledge and experiences about STEM education and STEM application to schools in Cambodia. There are not many opportunities for Cambodian kids to study STEM, especially technology. In fact, most of the student from our schools didn’t have the opportunity to study and use computer until a couple years ago when CFC started the ICT Program. We started building a robot and ...

Team Bangladesh

The core of this team that unites its members and motivates them to overcome challenges and win is their home country: Bangladesh. As a developing country, Bangladesh has improved in many sectors. One of them is technology. Through software, hardware, electronics and robotics, Bangladesh is striving everyday to solve its many problems – ranging from traffic congestion and pollution to health and education. Amidst this, initiatives have arisen which focus on securing the potential that lies within children to excel in any field. This team and its members resemble the zeal to excel and the determination to keep trying and to learn from failure. Team ...

Team Armenia

Armenia’s team is represented by students from the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies.TUMO is a free of charge after-school program for students ages 12-18. The TUMO program teaches students the latest in both the tech and art fields. Teens can learn from a range of topics such as programming, robotics, 3D modeling and filmmaking. The TUMO program is grounded in the fact that students are in charge of their own education and are free to select the path that best fits their interests.The students selected for FIRST Global are among those who have participated in our robotics workshops, have demonstrated the ability to work in a group, have ...

Team Afghanistan

We are the first robotic team with The Digital Citizen Fund (DCF) based in Herat, Afghanistan. DCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to empower youth and young women in developing countries to gain access to technology and obtain the necessary skills to succeed in today’s expanding global market. We are proud to announce that we have been selected to represent Afghanistan as the FIRST Global team in the competition. Our team members are from Towhid, Malakai Jalalai and Hoze Karbas High Schools. As a dedicated group of students, mentors, and volunteers, we aim to transform the culture of our community through the STEAM program and become ...

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Intibucá students to participate in Olympic Robotics Games in the USA

In the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly clear that the global challenges we face as a planet will require global, STEM inspired solutions from the lowest valleys to the highest mountains across the world. That is probably why the first news article to be published about a FIRST Global team, details the story of a group of aspiring engineers that fits that description to the letter. In Honduras’ rural Department of Intibucá – where many families live on less than two dollars a day and the power lines do not provide enough electricity to run utilities that are considered basic kitchen appliances in many parts of the world – there is a ...

Team Zimbabwe

Team Zimbabwe is comprised of energetic, enthusiastic and highly creative young achievers. These boys and girls have one thing in common: a passion to build and create. They are driven by a desire to change the world in their own little but impactful way. From scooping the best Robot Performance award in the FIRST Lego League local competition to building technology start-ups in the Technovation Challenge in 2014, the team is equipped to transform the STEM landscape in Zimbabwe and beyond. These leaders of “today”are already making a mark and charting a path for inclusive growth and empowerment through various leadership roles from being junior ...

Team Uganda

Makerere University is the most dominant university in Uganda and one of the best institutions of higher learning in Africa. Since 2011, the University has been organizing the Science and Technology Challenge (STIC) in high schools throughout the Uganda. Each year the schools identify students who can assemble and program robots to perform some agreed tasks. Schools participate at regional levels and successful one are identified to compete at national level every year in October. These robotics competitions are done to inspire the young brains to appreciate Science, Technology and Innovation.The Ugandan team coming to FIRST Global in July is the ...

Team Tunisia

We are seven motivated Tunisian guys who dream of making change in our country. We feel so lucky to find such mentors who motivate us all the time to be the best for Tunisia and share the same passion with us. We are so proud to be nominated to represent Tunisia in this life changing experience – that’s why we will work hard to fulfill this lifelong dream.In other words, for us, FIRST Global challenge is not only a competition to win but also an opportunity to honor our dear Tunisia and to show for everyone that the normal conditions in our country didn’t stop us however they are giving us a reason to work harder to prove that Tunisian Teens ...

Team Tanzania

Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa, the country is located in the Eastern Africa within the African great lakes (Lake Victoria and Tanganyika). The country is well known of having more tourist attraction, three of them being among the seven wonders of the African continent and these are Mount Kilimanjaro the Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s highest free standing mountain, Ngoro Ngoro crater one of the largest unbroken caldera in the world that isn’t lake, where animal & birds lives, and Serengeti the greatest wild life watching destinations on earth for the seasonal wild beasts migration in the region. The country is ...

Team Spain

The RoboCaspers, from Spain, is a team of four teenagers fascinated with robotics and new technologies. Since 2012, we have invested part of our spare time participating in robotics competitions.Our experience as a team led us to travel around Spain and to participate at WRO International Final in Sochi (Russia, 2014) and Doha (Qatar, 2015).With passion and effort we went far beyond where we could imagine when we started. We would like to thank everyone who has collaborated with us because they allowed us to live intense experiences as a team.

Team South Korea

Each and every member of Team Korea shares a passion for robotics: the entire process of designing, engineering, and assembling smart robots to achieve challenging tasks and problems excites us to no end. Not surprisingly, our members include presidents of school engineering and math clubs, participants in science Olympiads, and an aspiring environmental engineer. One member has devoted a whole summer researching IMU sensors and their application in medical sciences. We spend our free time learning programming languages and their applications or thinking about creative ways to solve sustainability problems that affect our world.But passions for ...

Team Slovakia

The Slovak team consists solely of highly determined hard-working students of Galileo School, Bratislava. They are ready to combine their great interest for robotics with quick learning skills and dedication to improve for Robotic Games. The team members are: Viliam, two Martins, Andrej, Branislav, Lukáš, Alex and Peter. Each one of them has unique personality with hobbies covering wide scale of arts, sports and science. They are all exceptional students reaching top grades in math and science in general.  It is passion for physics, robotics and programming they have in common.Their preparations for the competition started with learning about ...

Team Serbia

We are Team Serbia! We feel very fortunate to have this opportunity and thank FIRST Global for it. Our true mission is to teach the students skills such as communication, machinery, programming, safety, marketing, engineering, and social skills, which will help them in the future. We must discover all we can know about what that world will be like in the future, and guide our policies and educational efforts from that. Our team is trying to work interdisciplinary, involving new kinds of collaboration. Members of our team are hoping that STEM education is going to be core learning and learning to learn which will prepare students for the unknown. On ...

Team Rwanda

Team Rwanda is made up of 7 students from seven different schools and one Technical mentor. Régis Aimé RUGERINYANGE        from lycee de Kigali Paola IKIREZI                                    from Excella high school Aubin Marc MUGISHA                    from Remera Rukoma secondary school Serge BYISHIMO                              from SOS technical school Frank MUHIRWA                             from Saint Andrew secondary school Benita Olga ISHIMWE                     from Stella Matutina Joselyne UWIHOREYE                    from Saint Ignace secondary ...

Team Philippines

We are the LegionairesThe Legionaires is made up of seven members from different FLL teams from the Philippines. Our members are handpicked from a pool of competent students --- through our diversity we work as one to help each other and compliment one’s weakness with another’s strength - where we share our knowledge in our specific field to aid the team.Even though we come from different teams, we still share the same passion, interest and drive to win and succeed. We are more than a team, we are a family.The Legionaires’ mission is to promote Science and Technology through robotics. We believe that robotics is beyond its technica...

Team New Zealand

We are the team from New Zealand. We are very excited to be participating in the First Global Competition. We are a group of students from the Clendon area in Auckland City. We are all new learners of Robotics and are really looking forward to learning new skills, problem solving and collaboratively working with not only ourselves but with other students from around the world. This will be our first experience building a functioning robot and using it to solve real life challenges that could affect us all as a team. We are really looking forward to meeting all the students from around the world and making life long friendships.

Team Namibia

Namibia team members are high school students from the Delta Secondary School, Windhoek. The member names are Anthony Lee, Chauncey Mouton, Nicole Brendell, Marcel Lang, Wilbard Mbenzi, Dorian Hövelmann and Ufuoma Akpokiniovo. Anthony Lee (17) has passion for Mathematics and Physical Science including computer related topics. When Anthony is not studying, he enjoys playing the piano and hiking. Chauncey Mouton (17) loves Mathematics and Physical Science and spends his free time quad biking and hiking. Nicole Brendell (17) has special interest in Computer Studies, Mathematics and Physical Science and loves to read in her free time. Marcel Lang (17) ...

Team Morocco

The American School of Tangier’s FIRST Robotics team is composed of students who have never received any formal robotics instruction. In 2013, the IT manager, Aziz Laroussi, who will act as a mentor for the team, first exposed students to robotics. After discovering a small group of dedicated students eager to learn computer programing, Aziz started teaching courses at the school. In August 2016, AST created a makerspace with a 3D printer and woodworking tools.The AST makerspace aims to use recycled parts and materials for projects, and students disassembled a copy machine to use for robotics projects. This year AST launched a pilot collaborat...

Team Montenegro

We are coming from Montenegro, a country well known for its wild beauty. Middle Electrotehnical Vocational School Vaso Aligrudić is situated in the center of this beautiful country, in the capital city, Podgorica. From this High School, whose principal is Veselin Picuric, 3 great competitors are coming ready to compete in the world of robotics! Their names are Veljko Kokic, Lazar Knezevic. and Dragan Todorovic. They are under supervision of Nina Drakulic who is a student of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro.We are hard-working, well organized, creative and talented enough to face the great robotic forces! Also, we want to upgrade ...

Team Mexico

From the country that inspired the Mayans to invent the zero, welcomed the western world and mixed its inventions with theirs, and now integrates the new technologies with its own discoveries; Mexico’s robotics team incorporates students from two FIRST robotics teams: Panteras from Mexico City, and LamBot from San Luis Potosí. Sponsored by Fundación Azteca from Grupo Salinas, this team will compete in the inaugural FIRST Global tournament bringing together the knowledge, innovation and spirit of their country. Students: Antonio Dávila Tejeida, Alonso García Molina, Gerardo Manuel Ascencio Morales, Eduardo Martínez Quintana, Andrea Terán ...

Team Mali

Mali has the strong ambition to master the technologies of the modern world and to put them to work to improve our country. We are a country with a very deep sense of social solidarity. Each member of our team is coming to FIRST Global to learn as much as possible and to use this knowledge to make Mali a strong country capable of contributing to the development of a peaceful and prosperous world. We are very excited by the opportunity to meet other FIRST Global participants, to share our dreams, to learn about each other’s cultures, and to develop friendships around the world. We come with a message for the world. Many of you come from countries ...

Team Lebanon

The Student Technology Club (STC) was first established in October 2014 at Rafik Hariri University in Lebanon to promote student learning and to provide all members with the opportunity to improve their skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by engaging them in contemporary robotics technologies. We strive to build members who think, create and innovate

Team Latvia

Team Latvia is an exciting group of young people based in the town of Piņķi, near the capital city of Rīga. They are brought together by a love for tackling new challenges. Although they are all new to robotics, the team has received guidance from classmates who have done the FIRST Tech Challenge and Lego League. The team is united by three core principles: learning new things, valuing diversity, and cooperation via gracious professionalism.Only five of the team members are able to travel. Reinis is the team captain, and a recent high school graduate; Rihards is the first driver and spokesperson for the team; Daria is the coach and designer of ...

Team Laos

We are robotics team from the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos. We have totally 6 members attending FIRST Global robotic game in Washington DC this coming July. The games provide us experiences to improve ourselves and it is a pleasure to have opportunity to contribute our knowledge back to our country. We are so heartened and excited. We will definitely do our best in this wonderful learning opportunity.

Team Kazakhstan

We are a team of 7 inspired students who are truly engaged in technology and robotics. Today, robotics is developing at an incredible rate and will surely change the world. For us, we are not only interested to design, build, and program robots, but also to contribute to the development of modern technologies and create a better world. Progress - is what drives us today!We have participated in numerous international and regional competitions in robotics, programming and IT, including Roboland 2016, World Robotics Olympiad, Robocon Games, Robocup 2016, IoT Hackathon Microsoft, and Hackday 2016.  These great experiences have given us inspiration ...

Team Jamaica

Jamaica's FIRST Global Championship team is still being formed. It will be comprised of students from 4 secondary schools located in Kingston, the country's capital. The schools are Immaculate Conception High School, Kingston College, St George's College and Jamaica College. (JC).The main organizer and sponsor of Team Jamaica is the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA) Inc. UJAA is a tax exempt, charitable organization representing over 45 Jamaican schools and their alumni in the USA. UJAA partners with member Associations to execute the project.The 2017 team will based at JC. This because the school has a dedicated robotics lab and has ...

Team Greece

The RoboSpecialists are an award-winning robotics club, based at the city of Xanthi in Greece. Established in 2012, our club has grown from a handful of students whose dream was to learn how to build robots and program their movements. As the years went by, we participated in many national and international robotics competitions.Over the past five years, the RoboSpecialists have qualified twice to compete in the World Robot Olympiad Finals. In 2015, we traveled to Qatar and won an Olympic silver medal in Football category. In 2016, we traveled to India for the International Finals and we placed fourth at the same category.Through their ...

Team Ghana

We are group of high school girls from diverse backgrounds with a common goal, to lead the future. We are the next generation of tech entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and mathematicians who will change the world. We believe science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the building blocks in every 21st century career path. We believe in being innovators and not consumers of innovation. Together, we believe we can build a very efficient and innovative robot, win the competition and make our country proud.We are members of an organization called STEMbees that is focused on training and mentoring young Ghanaian girls in STEM to bridge the ...

Team Ethiopia

The Ethiopian team for the FIRST GLOBAL Robotic Olympics game held in Washington, DC has been assembled mainly because of the dedication the selected contenders have exuded all of their lives, coupled with such an amazing opportunity to present the world of their undeniable potential. Our team consists of seven participants with one main mentor. We also have our three alternative team members with two alternate team mentors, who are and will be active participants throughout the whole program. The Ethiopian team has a huge desire and inspiration to represent our country and to shine a positive light for future contenders. Ours goal is winning while ...

Team Estonia

The Estonian Robotics team was formed in 2011. We initially began with LEGO robots, FLL competitions, Robotex (the largest robotics competition in Estonia). A few years after we started, we went to Robot Challenge in Vienna (one of the largest robotics competitions in Europe) with rather complicated robots. For the past few years we’ve also built Tetrix robots and participated in our local FTC competitions. Recently, we’ve also begun studying digital electronics, working with binary logic circuits, programming Arduino, Raspberry PI, ESP8266 and other minicomputers.In the autumn of 2016, 3 of our students also started teaching their own class. ...

Team Ecuador

The Robota High School team was born last year with the participation of Robota in FIRST Robotic Competition, FRC. We started to prepare our students in different groups, choosing them by the abilities they have to be part of the electrical, mechanics and programming portions.This year, Robota is going to participate on the 2nd FRC tournament for us with a new high school named IPAC. Because we are the first and only Ecuadorian team that works with high school students for this activity, we also try to motivate other high school students toward science. Additionally, we decided to visit students and children for a community from Santa Elena, an ...

Team Croatia

Greetings from Croatia!We are a small team of 2 boys (Leon and Matej) and 1 girl (Ema) and we’ve just recently entered the world of national competitions.We are students of high schools which specialize in mechanics, electronics, programming and mathematics. Our dream is to learn new things and make new friends who are interested in similar things. We’ve taken part in various competitions individually, but could this “team” thing work?See you all in Washington and good luck!The Croatian Robotic Association (CROBOA) is the top-level non-profit association in Croatia in the area of robotics. Its mission and goals (among ...

Team Chile

The Team Chile for the FIRST Robotics Olympics brings together high school students from various schools and backgrounds – all of us driven by passion for technology and robotics. Our team’s vision is to support the development of education, especially STEAM education, throughout the country and the world.Our team members have taken part in VEX Robotics Competition, VEX IQ Challenge, FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Robotics Competition, both in Chile and the United States. Students who’d been involved in FIRST Global represent various cities in Chile including Puerto Varas, Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile’s capital.Robotics is still a develo...

Team Burundi

The team from Burundi is composed of students selected from different schools of Bujumbura and one mentor.  The team from Burundi is very strong due to its way of selection whereby we chose the best students from the best schools.    The students are motivated to win the completion that they even formed a slogan in Kirundi that said “Ugushaka Nugushobora” that means where there is wiling is also the ability. We get our motivation for winning this competition through this slogan, which inspires Burundian team and gives them the power to win the upcoming FIRST global competition

Team Bulgaria

We are the Bulgarian team - Rada, Niki Stanchev, Niki Sotirov, Pepi and Zaki.Rada is a 16-year-old girl who is studying in the French Language School. She is fluent in French and also she is very good at anything she starts. Niki Stanchev is a 15-year-old boy who started working with LEGO Robots when he was 8. Now he has 4 FIRST LEGO Leagues behind his back and a hunger to win. Niki Sotirov is 16 and loves playing the drums. He is studying programming in one of the best schools in Bulgaria - ELSYS. Pepi and Zaki have been teammates for almost 5 years now. They have become very good friends while studying robotics and now they are the backbone of ...

Team Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stela Ugrinčić: I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family, without our smartphones and social networks. I like reading books, especially novels and I like music. I've been playing flute for 9 years and I think that music is the best way to express your emotions and it's an escape from everyday problems. I like working with my friends because I know that it is easier to solve problems when you know that you don't have to do everything by yourself. I like being surrounded by people with positive energy.Bakir Kapetanović: I spend most of my free time working on microcontrollers. I am interested in cars and electronics and I would ...

Team Bolivia

We are from Sucre - Bolivia and We are passionate about robotics. All of us are learning robotics since 2014. The members of our team won the Bolivian Olympics of Robotics in 2016 and the Bolivian Computer Science Olympics in 2015.Our team has been honored as “illustrious citizens” by the Mayor of Sucre - Bolivia for the achievements obtained at the national level in competitions of robotics and computer science in 2016. Our mentor is professor of San Francisco Xavier University and He is very motivated to take on this challenge!We are excited to participate in First Competition, meet people and learned new things to improve our robotics' ...

Team Benin

We are the Team Benin. Representing our country at FIRST Robotics competition is an exciting experience for us. We are so excited to discover how to put robots parts together and discover how robots work. We are inspired to collaborate with other teams who will be representing their countries too. We look forward to the endless possibilities robots and artificial intelligence can contribute to Africa development.

Team Australia

The QLA Pineapples (Team Australia) are both an FTC and a FRC team based in Brisbane Australia. We are students from 2 large Lutheran Schools, St Peter’s Lutheran College and Grace Lutheran College but we come together around our love for Robotics and all things FIRST. The Pineapples have just come off a very successful “Steamworks” Pacific Regional FRC season (6th Place Alliance) and were finalist at the recent “Velocity Vortex” Australian National FTC event (3rd Place Alliance). Keep an eye on the Pineapples from Down Under!

Team Algeria

The Algerian Robotics Team is excited to participate for the very first time in a worldwide robotics competition. Primarily composed of high school students, our team hails from across Algeria. We began our robotics journey with Lego Robotics workshops at the Algiers STEAM Center and as part of a larger STEAM camp that gathered over 200 students from all corners of the country in August and December 2016 to experience hands-on activities from diverse STEAM fields. These STEAM experiences encouraged us to delve into the multi-faceted world of science and technology and reinforced our values of teamwork, curiosity and innovation. The robotics team was ...

Welcome to the FIRST Global Challenge

Welcome to FIRST Global! We are a truly international organization that understands and appreciates the importance of coming together as global community – for it is only when we work together to accomplish common goals that we will be able to address the Grand Challenges we face from engineering better medicines to developing cleaner sources of energy. Modeled after the International Olympic Committee, each nation sends one team to participate in the FIRST Global Challenge each year. Our mission, to inspire future STEM leaders around the world to pursue their interests in science and technology, and convince national governments and organizat...

Turkey

Turkey’s Urfa STEM Team is a veteran robotics group that will be attending the FIRST Global Challenge this July. Seeing as one of Urfa’s ideals is that the “best product is born from the best cooperation,” we know that they will fit right in with the rest of the FIRST Global community. The Urfa STEM Team members first came together about three years ago, come from different high schools throughout southern Turkey, and hope to use their enthusiasm and experience to lead the next wave of STEM and robotics initiatives in Turkey. Once Team Turkey arrives in Washington, DC for the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge, they plan to take their passions ...

Team Peru

We are a team of Peruvian students who come from “Domingo Savio School” in Arequipa. We share the same special passion for robotics and computers, and through this hobby we can express our creativity in a ludic way.We only have seven official team members traveling to the U.S., but below are all of those who have contributed to our team.Our team is formed by nine guys: Moisés Hidalgo and José Huamaní who are the kings of programming, considered by us as the “brains” of the team, since they are in charge of the abstract aspect of the project, as well as the function of our robotic designs. Sebastián Rospigliosi, Enzo Hurtado, ...

Bangladesh

Like the youth of many developing countries, the members of Team Bangladesh know that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has the power to lift the prospects of not only their country, but for the world as a whole. Because Bangladesh’s FIRST Global competitors understand the important role that technology and robotics will play in solving everything from everyday problems like traffic congestion and education, to global challenges such as medicine and pollution, the students of Team Bangladesh have thrown themselves head-first into the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge in order to increase their knowledge of STEM, and show the world the ...

Rwanda

Having grown up in Rwanda just a few short years after the tragic horrors that shook the small African nation to its core, the members of Team Rwanda know better than most that in order to successfully address the real challenges of the world, you need to have the capacity to engage with others to make a difference. This knowledge drives the men and women of Team Rwanda to acquire the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills they will need to pursue careers that will equip them to become innovators in their respective fields, inspire their fellow citizens to close their nation’s skills gap, and accelerate Rwanda’s socio-economic ...