The Jamaica national robotics team is gearing up for the 2023 FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition in Singapore. With the guidance of their coaches, this group of talented high schoolers has honed their coding and engineering skills in preparation for the event.
Over 190 countries will be participating in this Olympic-style competition, taking place from October 7 to 10. The theme for this year’s game is Hydrogen Horizons, which aims to promote clean energy solutions and highlight the importance of sustainable energy development.
In order to complete the challenge, teams of three national teams form shifting alliances to create renewable energy networks. The teams must navigate their robots in a simulated game to produce hydrogen and convert it to energy.
Team Jamaica is thrilled for the opportunity to participate in this prestigious competition and has expressed their gratitude. They believe that events like these have not only helped them develop their own skills, but have also contributed to the growth of high school robotics programs in Jamaica.
As part of their efforts to give back to the community and promote STEM opportunities in Jamaica, the team has led interactive sessions with students at the Young Scholars Education Coding and Robotics Camp. They see this as a way to expand access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the country.
Since 2017, the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations out of New York has been a key supporter and sponsor of the Jamaica national robotics program, providing continuous support to the team.
– FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Competition
– Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations