10 Aug Team SKN To Showcase Expertise At Robotics Olympics In Mexico
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Five students from the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College have once again been invited to participate in the FIRST Global Robotics Olympics in Mexico City from August 15 – 18, 2018.
The Information and Technology Department students selected to represent the federation are Jervik Lapsley, Jermillia Henry, Zhavier Shaw, Christina Cho, and Tanuja Delaney. Advisor Dr. Ricardo Neil will also accompany the students to the event. The team is scheduled to leave the federation on Monday, August 13.
This is the second consecutive year that Advisor Neil and students of the CFBC Information Technology Department have attended the robotics Olympics. Last year there were 163 country entrants in the competition and St Kitts claimed the 63rd position.
On August 9th the team visited the office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Shawn Richards, and gave a demonstration of their robot model Gambino.
The minister praised the students and their advisor for their work and thanked them for taking the initiative to get involved in this type of competition. He said “Two years ago we may have never thought that students in St. Kitts and Nevis would have been interested in robotics, but that has changed. In St. Kitts and Nevis we have quite a bit to go on in terms of developing technology. No longer can we be the consumers and I think it would be more meaningful and economical if we continue to build on what we have.”
The Robotics Olympics is an annual international robotics challenge organized by FIRST Global, the United States based not-for-profit charity. The aim of this year’s competition is to explore the impact of different types of energies used and how they can be made more sustainable.