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T&T students take part in Robot Olympics

Published: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
T&T’s representatives in the Robot Olympics are from left, Daniel Ramsook (mentor) and Presentation College students Fahad Hosein, Avidesh Marajh and Josef Gonzalez.

The fifth form students of Presentation College, Chaguanas will be representing T&T at the First Global Challenge in Wash­ington DC from July 14 to July 19.

This Olympiad-styled international robotics competition will see the three students, Avidesh Marajh, Fahad Ho­sein and Josef Gonzalez, flying the na­tional colours of T&T among teams from 160 countries.

The First Global organisation is a US-based not-for-profit group whose goal is to generate interest in Stem (Sci­ence, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and to drive youths to innovate and create technology-led solutions for global social issues.

The theme of this year’s competition is Providing Access to Safe and Clean Drinking Water.

Teams were responsible for design­ing a robot to complete engineering tasks tied to the theme.

The team will be accompanied by their mentors Daniel Ramsook, Vikash Marajh and Shastri Ram.