Micronesian students head to international robotics competition – Marianas Variety

The famously traditional Island of Stone Money is sending top students to a high tech global robotics competition.

Students from 153 nations will gather in Washington, D.C. this summer for the international high school robotics Olympics. Few will have traveled as far — geographically or culturally — as the Robo League team from Yap.

The FIRST Global Challenge is a worldwide robotics challenge. Small student teams design, build, and compete complex robots from simple parts. The work demands hands-on mastery of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM skills. Featuring teams from across the planet, it also serves as a forum for students to meet and partner with diverse international peers.

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