18 Sep STEM Guyana receives $1M for FIRST Global Robotic challenge
Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Annette Ferguson yesterday handed over a cheque of $1M to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana team, which will be representing the country at this year’s ‘First Global Robotic’ competition in Dubai.
“This year hopefully, we are looking forward to getting a good result whereby we can be in the top five,” said team member Paul Glasgow, during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).
The event begins on October 24 and continues until the 27. Ten Guyanese, ages 15-18 will represent the nation.
The event also witnessed the launch of a partnership effort between the Ministry of Communities (MoC) through its Green Generation Guyana 3Gs programme and the STEM Guyana team, to help find solutions to the management of solid waste throughout Guyana. DPI said that the two partners will participate in various projects collectively for the remaining of 2019. “We have more than 52 clubs across the country, where we will give them different projects every week to look at the various waste management projects that we have in the country and to get the input of the young people, as to how they would manage their waste to solve these problems… we will also introduce new policies for them, and hopefully, we will see a change in the waste management practices of our country,” Glasgow said.