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 tweeted

The yearly international robotics challenge is organized with the aim to increase the interest and passion of more than two billion youths across the world in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field.

In a twitter post, FIRST Global, a non-profit that organizes yearly robotic challenge, said, “Zhang Heng Awards for Engineering Design go to Teams #Mexico #Mali #India”

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