A seven member team left Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday October 10, to participate in the 6th Annual FIRST Global Challenge.
The FIRST Global Challenge is an olympics-style, international robotics competition that takes place in a different country each year. FIRST Global invites each nation to send a team to build and program a robot to compete.
The competition is scheduled to occur from October 13 to 16 at the Palexpo Convention Center in Geneva, Switzerland and will feature a competition inclusive of over 190 countries from around the World.
The FIRST Global Platform allows students to apply critical thinking and problem solving through STEM to find sustainable solutions for their communities. This year’s theme ‘Carbon Capture’ focuses on climate change and reducing carbon emissions.
The SVG delegation has been tasked with the construction of a robot as well as the participation in the Global meet.