13 Sep Technology: Team Alphabots makes Pakistan proud!
“You are the first generation in human history that can end extreme poverty in the world. And from what I saw of these robots, I know you can do it.” — President World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, at the #FGC2017 Award and Closing Ceremony.
Amajor international robotics event took place in the shape of the FIRST Global Challenge that Washington DC, in July 2017. The purpose was to bring together students — aged 15 to 18 years — to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The mission of FIRST Global is to inspire the youth to become scientific leaders of tomorrow, who will work together to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, such as access to clean water, food security, cyber safety etc.
Teams from almost 160 countries travelled to Washington DC to participate in the inaugural event. Six bright students, the Team Alphabots, from Pakistan also travelled to the United States to participate in the FIRST Global Challenge 2017 (#FGC2017)
Meet Team Alphabots
The Team Alphabots consisted of three 15-year-old boys, namely Hamza Arshad Bhatti, Muhammad bin Mohsin, Ahmed Waheed, while Dawood Ahmad Kiyani (16), Syed Suleman Ali (14) and their spokesperson, Maryam Kiyani (17). These students from EMS High School, Islamabad, had been selected to represent Pakistan after winning a national-level competition arranged by Lets Innovate, in Islamabad, earlier this year in March.