7 August 2018
The team of young talented students representing the country “Team Myanmar” is going to compete at international competition named First Global Robotics Challenge in Mexico City, Mexico in August.
The First Global Robotics Challenge established in 2017 with the aims to build bridges between High school Students with different backgrounds, languages, religions and customs. The international competition is held annually to ignite the interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education among the world’s youth.
Manager, Phandeeyar MakerSpace, Htoo Wai Htet said “We choose 5 talented students through a selection process of rigorous screening, interviewing and assessing relevant skills in the areas of mechanical design, electronics and programming from 147 applicants. The competition has rules such as the competitor are 18 year old age and under and the competitor who compete last year can’t join this competition. As Phandeeyar, we supported the best them what they want and need to do. We wish them all the best of luck in Mexico. We have plans to support talented students next years to represent Myanmar at international competition.”
This year, Team Myanmar will fight with 175 countries from around the world against each other in an international robotics challenge. Students from each country has to create their own design to compete under this year theme, “Energy Impact” including 4 tests where the teams will explore this impact the different types of energy we use and how we can make them more sustainable.
Member, Team Myanmar, Thiri War War Thein said “I knew this competition last year that Myanmar Team ranked sixth in 157 countries. We did many activities for this international competition since May. Our crews include 2 girls form University of Information Technology and 3 boys including 2 from Yangon Technology University and the one from Royal Academy. We will compete under the theme “Energy Impact” this year in August 12. Now we are ready for the First Global Robotics Challenge.”
It is also learnt that Phandeeyar selected team of very talented students ranked sixth in 157 countries teams which was participating for its first time at First Global Robotics Challenge in 2017.The 2018 FIRST Global Challenge will be held August 15-18, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.