14 results for author: FIRST Global


Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Warmly Welcomed In Holland

The Afghan girls robotics team were warmly welcomed in an international event in Amsterdam in the Netherlands on Thursday.Researchers, scientists and inventors from 100 countries attended the two-day event.The robotics team displayed their robot at the event.Fatima Qaderyan, member of the robotics team, made an emotional speech at the event where she mentioned her father as a hero who supported her to achieve her dreams.“We participated at the competition (in the United States) and returned home with a medal. This changed the view of the (Afghan) leaders and the people about women. It helped to reduce some restrictions for women ...

Team Seychelles honoured

The group of students from the Beau Vallon secondary school known as Team Seychelles who took part in the First Global Challenge Robotic Competition held last month in Washington, USA, have been honoured.This was through a reception held on Friday evening at the Savoy Resort Seychelles at Beau Vallon.The six students are Nellie Azemia (team leader), Stana Mousbe (spokesperson), Frazer Nalletamby (programme builder and operator), Shana Banane (designer) and Anil Buron (designer, builder and tactician). They were accompanied by a science teacher from the school, Kevin Dupres, and were the youngest and coming from the smallest of the countr...

Madrasah Students in Depok Win Robot in America

Translated from Indonesian.Technological developments helped bring the achievements of Indonesia's young generation. One of them is shown through Wo-Wi, an innovative robot made by Madrasah Aliyah (MA) students Technonatura, Depok, West Java.Unmitigated, this robot won the second winner in the International First Global Challenge Olympic Robot Competition 2017, which took place in Washington D.C., United States in July 2017 ago.Wo-Wi Robot is an extension of the water wizard. These creations can distinguish cloudy water and clean water by using a control device connected to a smartphone. Through the ball media, the robot will separate ...

Youth from Sherbrooke closely follow the new Governor General Julie Payette

Translated from French.The role of Governor General has suddenly become of interest to young people at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke. The winners of the gold medal at the most recent First Global competition, held in Washington last July, had the opportunity to meet astronaut Julie Payette, who is now 29th Governor General of Canada.At the time of their meeting with the astronaut, her appointment was known to the public. However, the subject has not been discussed since Julie Payette wanted to take a closer look at their robotics project and their results. The youth were the only participants from Canada at the world robotic Olympiad....

Dean Kamen’s Plan For Getting Kids Into STEM

Dean Kamen started his career as a medical inventor on accident. When he was young, Kamen's older brother, an MD Ph.D. candidate, was working in pediatric oncology."He’d come home on weekends, frustrated," Kamen said on stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. "You have a two-pound baby you’re trying to deal with and you can’t deliver drugs in any meaningful quantity with precision."So Kamen, now president of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, started making small pumps in his parents' basement and would deliver them in a brown paper bag to Yale, where his brother was working. It wasn't lucrative  -- "brothers don't pay" ...

Robotics Tournament to bring together Ecuador’s fans

Translated from Spanish.For the first time, people of all ages who have a hobby of robotics, can be part of the international tournament Robot Games Challenge Pacific. The activity organized by the club Robota of the Polytechnic School of the Coast (Espol) will be held from 4 to 7 October. On Wednesday, registrations will be completed through the website www.retodelpacifico.com.According to Joselyn Villón, a student and member of the Robotics Club, this tournament aims to encourage the development of robotics-oriented projects, as well as contributing to the application of this branch in various fields, nationally and internationally. ...

MACARENA ABARCA, THE YOUNG 15-YEAR-OLD TEACHING ROBOTICS TO DEAF PERSONS

Translated from Spanish.A Chilean girl of only 15 years gained an internship in New Zealand to learn programming in Code Avengers, one of the main companies of the tech industry. Her name is Macarena Abarca and her initiative is to bring robotics to deaf people.According to LUN, she led the team at the American British School, where they participated in the Texas World Championship, resulting in finalists. In addition, she integrated the National Talent Selection of First Global Competition.Her initiative is because her sister is a teacher of deaf students: "There are no impediments to learning: programming is to see and solve and the ...

The Quest for STEM Education in Pakistan

“Everybody here is working together, loaning each other batteries, tools, helping each other fix programming issues to lift each other up,” Participant, First Global Challenge 2017.Imagine a world that is not divided by politics, hatred and war…. a world where every nation helps its neighbors, and a world where we realize that our common interests greatly outweigh our differences.It might seem like a Utopian dream but Segway inventor Dean Kamen made it possible even if only for a few days when almost 850 students from 160 countries gathered at DAR Constitution Hall’s auditorium in Washington D.C to take part in the First Global ...

Myanmar in FIRST international robot olympics

Translated from Burmese.Robotic technology in the world in many developed countries has been widely used for many years, but in a developing country like Burma, they are just getting started to study opportunities. This technology to study the current situation in Burma, Regarding the outlook, etc. In the United States, The 0 after the capital, Washington DC 2017 First Global Challenge international robot contest.--> Read More

International Robotics Olympiad

Seven teenagers from Collyer’s Sixth Form College travelled to Washington DC in the summer to represent the United Kingdom at FIRST Global, an international robotics Olympiad.In May, the Collyer’s Robotics team made county headlines by coming third in the UK Student Robotics competition – the best result ever seen by the college. For reaching the top three, they were given the opportunity to make a video pitch for representing the UK in the inaugural FIRST Global Robotics Challenge (FIRST = For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The pitch made by the Collyer’s team was successful and they soon found themselves ...

Crown Prince officiates 4th UTB Convocation Festival

HIS Royal Highness Prince (Dr) Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), yesterday officiated at UTB’s 4th Convocation Festival 2017. Upon arrival at the Library Complex in UTB, His Royal Highness was greeted by Minister of Education and Chairman of UTB Council Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman and Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Vice-Chancellor of UTB. Also present at the ceremony were members of UTB ...

ICT students at global robotics challenge in the US

Three ICT students at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) took part in the first Global Robotics Challenge which was held in Washington DC, United States.The Maltese team, composed of Patrick Brejza, Clive Tonna and Andrea Abela, performed very well in the international competition and was nominated for a number of prizes.The students, who have completed the Mcast Level 4 advanced diploma in software development and multimedia, were mentored and guided by Conrad Vassallo, director of Mcast’s Institute of Information and Communication Technology.The US embassy in Malta facilitated the students’ participation ...

World of robotics: Bolivia stands out among the best in South America

Translated from Spanish.Many battles had to be won for two days in order to reach this place and the excitement overflows because they defended the colors of Bolivia in an event where 163 countries in total sought to demonstrate the best they have in the field of robotics.On the global scale they ranked 103rd, but in South America they are in fifth place. The champions of the event were teams from Europe, Poland and Armenia.Fabián Ignacio Malpartida Negrón, Alejandro Nuñez Arroyo, Luis Ricardo Fernández Durán and Susan Jhoseline Terán Cruz, are the high school students of the Don Bosco and Santa Ana colleges of Chuquisaca, who ...

Winners of Robotica 2017 will represent Ukraine at the FIRST Global Challenge

Translated from Ukrainian.July 14 in the U.S. will be the FIRST Global Challenge - the world's first Olympic Games in robotics for children. Teams from 160 countries, including Ukraine, will take part in the competition.The subject of the upcoming competitions is a water crisis and ways to save our planet from it. Participants will offer their judges solutions in the form of of robotic structures capable of performing 14 different tasks.The Ukrainian team, according to its creator Nadiia Vladykina, prepared for the games thoroughly. The guys have created a multifunctional robot based on the REV robotics set - there is only one in ...