Team Solomon Islands 2019 🇸🇧

Team Solomon Islands is a team of novice young boys and girls with no prior experience in robotics. However they are all driven by one thing in common – passion. Passion to change, passion to improve and improvise, and passion for science and technology. 

“We are a group of students who are inspired and want to create a ripple in younger school going students and wish to convince governments and decision makers to help make STEM a mainstream focus area in education. We believe that this will in long term help develop an enterprising population that are solution-oriented and understand the perils of irresponsible action towards sustenance.” – Team Solomon Islands

Val aspires to be a mechanical engineer and has great interest in the areas of mathematics and sciences. He is working on designs and programming for the Robot. He is inspired by his great-grandfather who was a mechanical engineer and built army Jeeps used during WW2.

Wilton is inspired by his older brother who participated in 2018 FIRST Global Challenge and is deeply involved in social change and changing the mindset of young people towards the problems the world faces. Ocean Opportunities is a perfect theme that allows him to get involved in finding solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing the world. He takes on the role of designer, builder, and driver.

Cyprian‘s dream is to be a programmer and he is an avid video gamer. His past experience in programming has motivated him to be part of the team that incidentally saw participation from one of his friends in past years. He is a keen observer and critic and focused member of team who likes to keep it light and fun while learning new things.

Ethan aspires to be a mechanical engineer and is intrigued by how things work. His passion for robotics is new found for his dreams are not. His dream to be a “game changer” and be part of new generation devoted to a better tomorrow drives him forward.

Catherine wants to be a engineer and a testimony to girl power. She wants to prove that girls are part of the future and can no longer be ignored. She wants to be an inspiration to girls around her and send them a message that there is a way where there is a will, and that girls must be part of solution to problems that our world faces. 

Lisa is here to learn and contribute her knowledge to the team’s pursuits. She wants to prove that change is possible. She believes in large-scale change and that change begins with the self. Her dream to be an engineer has driven her to be part of the team.

2018 Team Video

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