In the months leading up to the 2023 FIRST Global Challenge, YUVA will be sharing information about team activities, event preparation, and more to help you get ready for our competition in Singapore this October. Stay tuned for updates as the 2023 season unfolds!Continue reading “FIRST Global Challenge, Singapore: Kicking Off the 2023 Season”
Singapore to Host ‘Olympic-Style’ International Robotics Competition in October
Singapore will host the seventh edition of an international robotics challenge for youth in October, the first time the annual competition will be held in Asia. And YUVA Mauritius is the official partner of the event.
Around 190 countries will send a team each to Singapore to compete in the “Olympic-style” contest organised by the United States-based non-profit group First Global, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM – education.Continue reading “Singapore to Host ‘Olympic-Style’ International Robotics Competition in October”
YUVA to Represent Mauritius in 2023 FIRST Global Challenge in Singapore
YUVA’s kids will represent Mauritius in Singapore’s 2023 FIRST Global Challenge. The “Olympics-style” robotics event concentrates on revolutionizing renewable energy with a focus on hydrogen.
FIRST Global, the STEM education nonprofit founded by inventor Dean Kamen, has announced the 2023 FIRST Global Challenge will be held in Singapore from 7-10 October.Continue reading “YUVA to Represent Mauritius in 2023 FIRST Global Challenge in Singapore”
STEM Education: Thank You for Bringing the World Together!
We did it! Thank you to all those who supported Team Mauritius as our young team members competed in the sixth edition of FIRST Global’s international event. STEM Education has a platform to call home!
Despite the many challenges teams faced, youth from around the world came together to celebrate the beauty of STEM innovation, collaboration and working together to make our world a better place. Check out the photos and videos below for a taste of the excitement!Continue reading “STEM Education: Thank You for Bringing the World Together!”
7 Young Mauritians in Geneva for International Robotics Competition
Geneva is hosting the FIRST Global Challenge from 13 to 16 October 2022 at Palexpo, an international Olympic-style robotics competition. 7 young Mauritians reached Geneva yesterday to participate in this international robotics competition.
This is the 6th edition and the first event in Europe that will bring together future leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in a collaborative competition that aims to find solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. The event will be open to the public, but no advance tickets will be available.Continue reading “7 Young Mauritians in Geneva for International Robotics Competition”
A Team of Young People from Mauritius at the World Robotics Competition
Seven young people will represent Mauritius at the FIRST Global Challenge, the world robotics competition to be held in Geneva from 13 to 16 October 2022.
The FIRST Global Mauritius team, composed of five secondary school students and two young mentors (below 22 years old), has been selected to participate in the international Olympic-style robotics competition that takes place every year in a different country and to which one team from each country in the world is invited.Continue reading “A Team of Young People from Mauritius at the World Robotics Competition”
FIRST Global Mauritius Addressing Climate Change
FIRST Global Mauritius is proud to continue expanding our educational opportunities to youth worldwide. The New Technology Experience is a means for the student community to stay current with cutting-edge technology.
In 2021, we introduced the concept with the CubeSat Prototype Challenge. This year, the initiative is tied to the Carbon Capture theme. Carbon Countermeasures takes FIRST Global teams beyond the robotics game as they research and develop their own solutions to combat climate change.Continue reading “FIRST Global Mauritius Addressing Climate Change”
Everything You Need to Know about Robotics Team Mauritius’ Chelsy Tow
Hello, my name is Chelsy Madison Tow nam. I’m 15 years old. I study at Loreto College of Port Louis and am in grade 9. I’m part of the YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius, participating in the FIRST Global Challenge 2022.
I’m very introverted and have a lot of difficulties communicating with others, making it hard for me to make new friends. Fortunately, when I joined YUVA Mauritius, my teammates were friendly to me, making it easy for me to get to know each of them. Also, getting used to a new environment takes me a lot of time.Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know about Robotics Team Mauritius’ Chelsy Tow”
The Most Popular Initiatives of Robotics in Mauritius
Like in most countries, robotics in Mauritius is used daily for the most common tasks. The fast-growing influence of AI in every aspect of our lives raises the question of whether our education system caters to understanding these changes and if young Mauritians are adequately equipped to contribute to this field.
To answer these questions, this article provides an overview of robotics at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.Continue reading “The Most Popular Initiatives of Robotics in Mauritius”
The Best Way to Celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2022
In 2014, the UN declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.
Since then, World Youth Skills Day has provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organisations, policy-makers and development partners.Continue reading “The Best Way to Celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2022”
YUVA Academy conducts Team Building for Robotics Kids
YUVA Academy conducted a team-building session on Sunday, 26 June 2022 at Anse La Raie with all the young people of 14-18 years old who form part of the official Robotics team of FIRST Global Challenge 2022.
Three sub-teams were formed and tasked to build a kite out of the hidden materials (treasure hunt).Continue reading “YUVA Academy conducts Team Building for Robotics Kids”
Announcing the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge Game in Geneva
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.Continue reading “Announcing the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge Game in Geneva”
Zakiya Neamuth Selected in YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius 2022
My name is Zakiya Neamuth. I am 18 years old and currently in grade 11 at Hamilton College situated at Mahebourg. I have been selected to be part of YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius for the FIRST Global Challenge 2022.
My love and interest for robotics began in November 2018 when Sophia, the humanoid, was brought to Mauritius. I must admit that this wonder of engineering, science and psychology was captivating and made me read and research more about robots since then.Continue reading “Zakiya Neamuth Selected in YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius 2022”
Everything You Need to Know about Team Mauritius’ Abhinn Kaushik
My name is Abhinn Kaushik. I am 15 years old and am pursuing my IB diploma studies at Le Bocage International School. I am part of FIRST Global’s official Robotics Team Mauritius.
Since the age of 12, I have been intrigued by the field of robotics. It all started from a small Dr Mady’s electronic set for beginners, from where I was introduced to the concept of electronics. Later, I could implement this knowledge I gained into robotics via the Arduino. I was shocked to see the potential of this microcontroller and how it could be used to induce change in our day-to-day lives.Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know about Team Mauritius’ Abhinn Kaushik”
Mauritius adopts “Carbon Capture” as 2022 FIRST Global Challenge Theme
YUVA Academy is excited to announce that its Robotics Team Mauritius has adopted “Carbon Capture” as the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge theme.
With CO2 levels continuing to rise around the globe, now is the time to reimagine the future of our climate and innovate solutions that nurture a healthier planet for us all.Continue reading “Mauritius adopts “Carbon Capture” as 2022 FIRST Global Challenge Theme”