Tata Technologies to sponsor the Indian team at the FIRST Global Challenge

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Tata Technologies, a global engineering services company, is sponsoring the Indian team at the FIRST Global Challenge (FGC) 2018 where students from 180+ nations will come together to participate in an international robotics Olympics. The event is focused on promoting the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) leaders and will be held in Mexico City from August 16-18, 2018.

Participating teams, comprising students between the ages of 14 and 18, will work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems by inventing pathbreaking new technologies. The theme for FGC 2018 is ‘Energy Impact’. Teams will build and program a robot to tackle a series of tasks around this theme. They will also work in alliances to achieve their goals.

The Indian team comprises Vivek Shome, Rayushka Sud, Anika Castellino and Prerna Premchandra from St Mary’s Junior College in Pune, along with Vaastav Varma from Pace academy in Pune. They are managed by Prity Patel from FIRST Global’s India partner and mentored by Sumesh Jaiswal, an IIT Kanpur graduate.

Gagan Goyal, FIRST Global’s India partner said, “As leaders in encouraging STEM innovation, Tata Technologies are the perfect partners for FIRST Global.”

Warren Harris, CEO & MD, Tata Technologies said, “FGC 2018 is an excellent platform for the youth of today to be nurtured as leaders of tomorrow. At Tata technologies, we are committed to promoting STEM and providing access to young talent to bring a desirable change to our community. We are delighted to partner with Team India at the FGC 2018.”

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