05 Jun Team Mexico 2018
Team Mexico is formed by students from different schools and states, the youngest member is 15 years old and the oldest is 18. Of the 7 participants, 4 are members of the FTC category and from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, a city near the United States border, while the other 3 students, members of an FRC team, live 1,449 km away, in Mexico City. Our mentor and team manager are FIRST mentors with the will of transmitting their knowledge to us. One of the difficulties the team has overcome is working remotely with each other, choosing the best strategy has also been difficult because of the different backgrounds and experiences from each category. Being from different cities, categories, and ages has made the Mexican team a very complete and open group. All of the students are focused on pursuing an engineering major, and the opportunity of representing our country is a fulfilling experience. We know any problem that we face can be overcome with effort and resilience, which we think are two characteristics of Mexicans, as well as facing the problems with a smile.
Jorge García. 15 years old. Chihuahua. “FIRST has been a unique experience since I’ve met many different people that share the same ideals as me.”
Renée García. 15 years old. Chihuahua. “With no doubt, FIRST has given me countless experiences and opportunities that I will cherish forever.”
Ángel Berdeja, 15 years old. Chihuahua. “I consider myself as an adventurous person who always seeks for new experiences and stepping out from my comfort zone in order to learn more.”
Herman Sánchez. 16 years old. Chihuahua. “Being part of the FIRST community has been a challenging experience, because as a team, we need to have an excellent communication to perform the best we can.”
Santiago García. 17 years old. Mexico City. “My interest in robotics comes from the opportunity of strengthening my abilities, knowledge and character.”
Diego Montaño. 18 years old. Mexico City. “Since knowing my love for robotics, I’ve participated in FIRST and other robotics competitions, from which I have learned a lot.”
Frida Sosa. 18 years old. Mexico City. “I like learning; anything I know will help me develop as a person and will help others”.
Victor Gómez. Mentor. Mexico City. “I believe in what we do, we are agents of change which bring science and technology to kids over Mexico.”
Adriana Avitia. Team Leader. Chihuahua. “FIRST Global has given us the opportunity to show ourselves and others that together as a society we can overcome any challenges and become the change we want to see in the world.”