Team Dominican Republic 2018

Rosanny Miguelina Sánchez Santos 
Born in Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic, currently she is in fifth grade of secondary school, at the Miguel Canela Lazaro Scientific School. She is a science and robotics fan, one of the last Projects developed was “Simulation of the blood path through a robot”. Since she was a little girl, she has liked the different academic challenges, the experimentation of new things, self-demand to realize the things that she is and she is not capable of. Her greatest passion is architecture and she has always liked to investigate and observe about the construction of cozy spaces that can change the mood of those who inhabit it. Another of her passions related to architecture is interior design, the power to combine elements that provide style to the interior of a structure. Singing and reading books are one of her artistic and relaxing activities. 

Aalyah García Marte 
Born in La Vega, Dominican Republic, currently she is in fifth grade of secondary school, at the Miguel Canela Lazaro Scientific School. During her studies at the school she has participated in national activities and competitions, among them: Mathematics, Spelling, Reading, Biology and Chemistry Olympics; as well as volunteering in mathematics and drawing projects, full participation in the health policy of the province Hermanas Mirabal, contest in French “Dix moi dix mots”, participation in the innovative camp 2018, (based in Villa Tapia) , exhibitions at the book fair, and participation in Conferences with Northfield Mount Hermon University. She has been awarded with medals and recognitions during the last 3 years, in areas such as: English, French, Engineering, Sport and Biology. She loves reading, painting, writing small stories, public speaking and expressing her ideas. Among the activities she performs, she highlights: writing essays, architecture, mathematics, chemistry and languages. 

Andric Tejada Hidalgo 
Born in Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic, currently he is in fifth grade of secondary school, at the Miguel Canela Lazaro Scientific School. Andric considers himself respectful, responsible, and very expressive. During his studies he has participated in a series of projects both in mathematics and engineering. Also in the Chemistry Olympics and Literature and French competitions, he has also has been active social volunteer in the Country, TEDx talks participant and health policy maker. He loves reading, languages, writing texts, creating plans and everything that includes creativity, calculations and chemistry. He has been awarded with medals and recognitions during the last 3 years, in areas such as: Environmental Science, Engineering, History, and Literature. The last year he had the honor of being awarded the Dr. Miguel Canela Lázaro prize. 


Energy Situation

The energy sector in the Dominican Republic has traditionally been a challenge for the country’s economic growth. A prolonged electrical crisis and inefficient corrective measures have led to a vicious circle of habitual blackouts, high operating costs of distribution companies, large losses (including theft of electricity through illegal connections), high retail rates to cover these inefficiencies, ballot collection rates, a significant fiscal burden for the government through direct and indirect subsidies, and very high costs for consumers, since many depend on a very expensive self-generated alternative electricity