14 Sep Team Alphabot Makes Pakistan Proud @ the FIRST Global Challenge
The FIRST Global Challenge is a major international robotics event that took place in Washington DC in last month. The competition brings together students between the ages of 15 to 18 years to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Teams from about 160 countries travelled to Washington for the event, a team of young and bright individuals from Pakistan also travelled to take part in the inaugural event. Team Alphabot from Pakistan consisted of three 15-year-old boys: Hamza Arshad Bhatti, Muhammad bin Mohsin, Ahmed Waheed, Dawood Ahmad Kiyani (16), Syed Suleman Ali (14) and their spokesperson, Maryam Kiyani (17).
Team Alphabot was selected to represent Pakistan in the FIRST Global Challenge after winning a national-level competition arranged by Lets Innovate, in Islamabad. These students are from EMS High School in Islamabad. They also previously had the honor to represent Pakistan at the FIRST Lego League competition in Saint Louis, Missouri, in April, 2017. The team has been mentored by Islamabad-based STEM educators, RoboMinors, for nearly a year and has done brilliantly in other local competitions as well.