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Caribbean High Schoolers Compete In First Global Robotics Challenge


Team Guyana at the first global robotics challenge in D.C. won three rounds of competition Monday. (Mark Benschop image)

By NAN Contributor

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. July 18, 2017: Several high schoolers from across the Caribbean are competing in The first international robot Olympics.

The event, hosted by FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, DC. featured teams from over 160 countries at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC 20006.

Participating teams are composed of students – aged 15 through 18 years old– with the common goal of increasing their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics so that they can become the next generation of scientific leaders who will work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems from food security and access to clean water, to finding better medicines and securing cyberspace.

The International FIRST Committee Association (FIRST Global) was founded by philanthropic inventor Dean Kamen, and is headed by former U.S. Navy Admiral and Congressman Joe Sestak.

The Game Competition opened yesterday with Guyana winning three  round of its competition with 103 points. The tourney continues this morning at 8:30 a.m. and the winners will be awarded tonight.

Caribbean students from the following countries participated:

Antigua & Barbuda

The Bahamas






Dominican Republic





Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Saint Kitts & Nevis


Trinidad & Tobago