Eight high school students from Nigeria have been chosen to represent the country at the upcoming First Robotics Competition in Singapore. The students, aged between 14 and 18, were selected and coached by the Association of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educators in Nigeria. The organization’s mission is to promote STEM education in Nigeria and to empower students to make innovative contributions to the problems faced in renewable energy, particularly in the area of hydrogen.
The selection process for the Nigerian team was rigorous, with over 100 students from different secondary schools participating. They were assessed on their teamwork, creativity, focus, and problem-solving skills. Only the top eight students were chosen to represent Nigeria and compete against approximately 190 other countries at the global competition in Singapore.
The First Robotics Competition is a not-for-profit charity organization that aims to inspire leadership and innovation in young people worldwide. The competition was established in 2017 and has since empowered high school students to collaboratively address pressing global challenges. This year’s event will focus on revolutionizing renewable energy with a specific emphasis on hydrogen.
Team Nigeria has participated in the First Global Challenge since its inception in 2017 and has received medals in each competition. By supporting these young students, the organizers are investing in the future generation of engineers, scientists, leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. It is worth noting that previous members of Team Nigeria have been admitted to top universities in the United States and other countries and have excelled in their academic pursuits.
The First Global Challenge was founded by Dean Kamen with the aim of inspiring a passion for science, technology, leadership, and innovation among the world’s youth population which exceeds two billion individuals.
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