16 Aug Science organisation in Seychelles wins support award at int’l robotics competition
The Seychelles National Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation(NISTI) won the bronze medal for outstanding supporting organisation at a global robotics challenge in Washington, D.C, earlier this month.
The Al-Khawarizmi Award from the Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology was given to organisations who are promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in their countries.
The local Institute provided the support to the six students — Nellie Azemia, Frazer Nalletamby, Stana Mousbe, Damien Ernesta, Anil Buron, Shana Banane — from Beau Vallon Secondary school in the north of Mahe who represented Seychelles at the challenge.
The students were chosen for their knowledge and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and they had to collaborate with their science teacher, Kevin Dupres, to build and fine-tune their robots for the event.