Puerto Rican youth will compete in robotics competition in Dubai

(Translated from Spanish)

Five youth from four schools in Puerto Rico will represent our island at the FIRST Global Challenge Robot Olympics, where they will compete with 200 teams from different countries around the world.

The event will take place from October 24 to 27 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

With the mission of spreading leadership and innovation in science and technology among the more than two billion young people in the world, the event will feature the participation of countries from six continents.

Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras and Colombia are among the countries that will compete in FIRST Global Challenge this year thanks to organizations and / or governments that understand the importance of investing in education and infrastructure related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This event provides the opportunity for country teams to come together to solve global problems and use their skills to build a better world.

The youth team of Puerto Rico understands the importance of science and technology to contribute to a better future and are perceived as agents of change.

The young people who will represent us are: James O’Malley and Stephen Campbell of San Ignacio College; Nicholas Gorbea Ramy of Cupeyville School; Gian Villarini of Parkville / Commonwealth School and Victoria Rivera, of the María Reina Academy.

The young people will be accompanied by their mentors Jay Velázquez and Alma Bertoni.

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