First Global Challenge robotics competition starts in Mexico City

The First Global Challenge gathers high school students from 160 countries to face tech challenges
First Global Challenge robotics competition starts in Mexico City
The theme of this year’s event is “Energy Impact”, highlighting the importance of various energy sources and looking into how we can make them more sustainable - Photo: Taken from Ricardo Salinas Pliego's personal Twitter account
17/08/2018
17:49
Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English
Mexico City
Carla Martínez
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The First Global Challenge robotics competition of 2018 will take place in Mexico City from August 16 to 18 under the responsibility of its founder, Ricardo Salinas Pliego.

In a press release, Salinas Group informed that Salinas Pliego would be the host and chairman of the event’s organization committee. “I am proud to announce that Mexico, with its vibrant history and culture in terms of technological innovation, will host the next edition of the robotics competition. I hope to continue promoting collaboration and healthy competition between contestants from different countries, with aims to ensure a bright future in global economy,” stated the chairman of Salinas Group.

First Global Challenge is an international event in which high school students from 160 countries compete to face technological challenges.

With a mission to spread science and technology leadership and innovation amongst the world’s more than two billion youth, FIRST Global has worked to ensure that countries from all six populated continents would be represented at the 2018 First Global Challenge – especially those that have the most to gain from investments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and infrastructure.

The theme of this year’s event is “Energy Impact”, highlighting the importance of various energy sources and looking into how we can make them more sustainable. Teams will align with each other to fuel power plants, activate renewable energy sources, and build a resilient transmission network. This competition will not only provide an opportunity for students around the world to learn and discover more about the exciting world of robotics, but will also teach them the importance of working together with their peers — regardless of their place of origin, creed, religion, or race — to build a better tomorrow.

“With teams from all over the world, this event reminds us of the importance of combining an interest for knowledge, imagination, and conflict resolution through a collaboration and communication that transcends borders, optimized by the co-habitation of a variety of different languages and cultures,” the businessman added.

Check out the First Global Challenge’s official website here
 

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*With information from the First Global Challenge competition website

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