The 2022 FIRST Global Challenge Game is happening in Geneva, Switzerland this year from 13 to 16 October, where young people will represent their respective countries and compete in the Robotics Olympics.
For the first time in Europe, high school students, mentors, volunteers, and supporters from more than 180 countries will come together face-to-face in the spirit of global purpose, unity, and collaboration for the FIRST Global Challenge — a yearly international robotics competition to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world.
The event is the culmination of year-long activities centred on student teams who use a standard kit of parts to design and assemble a robot to complete tasks in a themed game. Throughout the competition, they will join forces with other teams in the spirit of cooperation in an “Olympics”-style experience unlike any other.
In the Carbon Capture game, shifting global alliances of six national teams work together to capture and store carbon, demonstrating the collective effort required to protect our shared atmosphere. They then divide into regional alliances to focus on local efforts for long-term storage of CO2 to slow the effects of climate change. Learn more in the game explanation video below.
Less than 16 weeks to go until the event! Mark your attendance on the official Facebook event page and make sure to invite your family and friends!