From 27 June to 18 September, Mauritian youth have worked together in the FIRST Global Challenge, innovating solutions to strengthen their communities through STEM.
From social projects to miniature satellites to robot design, the non-profit FIRST Global is launching its latest season for teenagers from around the world, this year to develop solutions to problems the COVID-19 pandemic presented. FIRST Global, which ignites a passion for STEM in youth worldwide to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and innovators, announced the start of the 2021 FIRST Global Challenge — the fifth iteration of its global Olympics-style robotics event.
“My name is Luqmaan Nohur. I am 14 years old, and I attend Northfields International High School.
I have chosen the three sciences along with Computer Science and Additional Mathematics as my IGCSE subjects. We have recently started learning Python Programming in computer science, and I enjoy it. I have some experience with C# Programming, and I made a small game using Unity.
“My name is Shevin Capiron. I am 18 years old and currently a student at the Royal College of Curepipe.
Technology constantly tingled my senses. I have always been fascinated by its evolution, its potential and how there is no limit to it. As a kid, I would permanently dismantle electronic components, from the first Nokia 3310 to an RC car.
“My name is Caellum Buys-Maurel. I am 15 years old, and I am currently attending Northfields International High School.
Since a young age, I have been fascinated by how machines and gadgets work. For as long as I can remember, I have always been playing with Meccano and Lego. I have loved taking apart gadgets throughout my childhood to see how they are put together and then try to make something new out of the components. I have done a course on building and coding robotics.
Statement of Sohail Aaryan Jugbandhan, a 14-year old student of Northfields International High School and Programmer in FIRST Global Mauritius!
Whether you turn to news outlets, tech magazines, or academic sources for insight, you are likely to hear that the COVID-19 pandemic is going to drive massive growth in automation, primarily via robots.