Team Chile 2017

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 developing field at its early stages in Chile and we really feel like we are bringing innovation and inspire change.  Our team mentor Nacho Fernandez is an entrepreneur and one of the founders of “Corazón Tecnológico y Científico de Chile” which is an NGO focusing on science and technology development in education context. In the last few years members of the team had organized and participated in many events from Technology Expos though workshops and robotics competitions, we couldn’t be more excited to represent Chile at FIRST Global!

Our team members are:

Macarena Abarca, American British College, La Florida, Santiago.

Laura Ortiz, Liceo 7, Providencia, Santiago.

Oscar Ferrada, Colegio Nuestra Señora de Andacollo, Santiago Centro, Santiago.

Fabián Mendoza, Australian College del Tercer Milenio, Quilicura, Santiago.

Ignacio Mancilla, Colegio Alemán de Puerto Varas,

Javiera Martínez, Liceo Industrial Benjamí Dâvila Larraín, Renca, Santiago.

Pablo Mera, Colegio Alemán de Puerto Varas.

Team mentors:

Nacho Fernández, Informatics Engineer.

Francisco Iturra, Robotics university student.

Dorota Drajewicz, International education consultant.

We really can’t wait to see you all in Washington!

Team Chile.



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