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 in science and technology through the sport of robotics by promoting leadership and innovation in young people from all nations.