6 Seychellois students to participate in robotics challenge in US capital

(Seychelles News Agency) – Six secondary students from Seychelles will participate in an international robotics challenge in Washington D.C. in July.

A robot kit was handed over recently to the team in Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, by the International First Committee Association through the local National Institute for ScienceTechnology and Innovation (NISTI).

The chief executive of the institute, Xavier Estico, told SNA on Tuesday that the “competition will use science to build bridges between high school students of different background.”

The students — Nellie Azemia, Frazer Nalletamby, Stana Mousbe, Damien Ernesta, Anil Buron, Shana Banane — are from the Beau Vallon secondary school in northern Mahe, the main island. They were chosen for their knowledge and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and are collaborating with their science teacher, Kevin Dupres, to build and fine-tune their robots for the event.

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