SVG to compete in global robotics competition in Switzerland

By Admin. Updated 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Members of the team selected to represent SVG at the global robotics challenge. Photo: SVG Robotics Facebook page.

SVG Robotics has named its team to compete in the 2022 FIRST Global Robotics Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland in October.

Young people from more than 180 nations will unite to compete in the olympics-style robotics competition from October 13-16, the official First Global website says.

FIRST Global says it provides an opportunity for young people across the globe to leverage the power of technology, use their knowledge and abilities, and cooperate to collectively tackle the planet’s most pressing challenges.

According to a statement from SVG Robotics, the team selected to represent SVG at the event consists of students from both the secondary and tertiary education levels in St. Vincent.

“Our Student Team members are Jair Patrick, Daniela Duncan, Kasim McKie, Tia Gunmunro and Jeremy Abbott. The Group is headed by the Mentor Deaney Gellizeau (Teacher of Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia) and Leader Brodlon Daniel(10+ years teaching experience at St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown),” SVG Robotics stated.

The organization said: “Team SVG is very excited to make a sustainable impact and an indelible impression at the challenge this year!”

The Geneva event will mark the sixth year for FIRST Global, and its first European event. Prior FIRST Global Challenges were held in Washington, D.C., Mexico City, and Dubai, the organizers say.

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