Team Colombia 2019 🇨🇴

Colombia is a country located in South America, its capital is Bogotá and it has 32 departments. It is the only nation in South America that has coasts in the Pacific Ocean and access to the Atlantic through the Caribbean Sea, where it has several islands, such as the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina; this allows us to realize a global idea about the environmental situation in the world’s oceans, which is the main objective of the 2019 FIRST Global Challenge.

We are very excited to participate in this global challenge because we can perceive closely this problem and this becomes an incentive to make proposals and projects that improve our country.

Our team represents Colombia; we are 5 high school travelers and 4 support students in different areas. Along with 3 great mentors, we apply STEAM education in our daily lives, which promotes passion, self-discipline and knowledge to meet the objectives that we set over time, in addition to driving us to seek solutions to social, technological and environmental problems.

Our team has enhanced certain skills, such as excellent management of English, design, mathematics, physics, biotechnology, research, reading, computer science and biology, and these skills can be evidenced in all team members and are used to mitigate the difficulties of our environment.

All this motivates us to leave a positive impact on society, and with our discipline, effort and dedication we will be able to give a broad representation to our country Colombia to meet the goals of the proposed team.

Juan Sebastian Silva – Programmer and Driver
My name is Juan Sebastián Silva, I am from the Colombia team. I am 14 years old. I am in ninth grade. I like technology and programming. I love to draw and play video games. I hope to be a great programmer and create a game or object that revolutionizes the world.

Carolain Jimenez Bedoya – Spokesman and Driver
Hello, I’m Carolain and I’m 17. My role in the group is to be the spokesperson and help with the construction of the robot. I’m very excited about the field of artificial intelligence; I want to study mechatronic engineering and then I want to do a postgraduate in AI, because I think that these are a great help to solve all the global problems that are currently presented. I like to read all kinds of books from literature to science, participating this year in the FIRST Global Challenge has helped me to improve my communication with other people and develop STEAM education.

Zahira Sofia Ramos Cortés – Mechanic
My name is Zahira Ramos, I am 16 years old and I’m in the last year of high school. I discovered my passion for STEM by joining the robot hotbed of my institution. This wonderful process, in addition to being one of the things I love doing most for the rewarding experiences and knowledge that I have acquired during this time, led me to choose a career in STEM once I finished my bachelor’s degree, which is Physical Engineering. I came to FIRST through the project launched in the municipality where I live and I am very excited to provide great contributions.

Eduar Orlando Guettio Muñoz – Engineer
I am Eduar Guettio, a 17 year old and born in the city of Armenia, Colombia. I’m passionate about art, sports and science. I play drums, practice basketball, and I am passionate about researching and experiencing multiple areas. I am currently in grade 11 and I am planning to study chemical engineering.

Juan Sebastian Victoria Angel – Captain and Programmer 
Hi, I am Juan Sebastián Victoria. I am 17 years old and I am in the last year of high school. I like chemistry, robotics, and video games. I hope to be able to compete fairly with other competitors and represent Colombia in a dignified manner, show its culture and its people.

 

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