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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mauritius is getting ready to participate in the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge in Geneva this October. Team Mauritius is being prepared for Robotics Assembling, Robotics Programming and Robotics Strategy by YUVA’s speciality school, YUVA Academy.
The FIRST Global Challenge is an Olympics-style, international robotics competition that takes place in a different country each year. FIRST Global invites each nation to send a team to build and program a robot to compete. Teams work together to complete tasks in a game themed around one of the greatest challenges facing our planet, including the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering, in an effort to foster understanding and cooperation among the youth of the world as they use their abilities to solve the world’s problems. The challenges we face as a global society need to be solved, and the next generation can meet the task — together.
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On Saturday, YUVA conducted 38 interviews with various secondary school students to elect the official robotics teams of Mauritius, which will participate in the Global Robotics Olympics 2021.
The following secondary school students have been selected to form part of the Robotics Team Mauritius:
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Team Mauritius participated at the FIRST Global Challenge (Robotics) 2019 in Dubai between 24 to 27 October. Mauritius was represented by 5 young people – Anushree Luchooa from the Droopnath Ramphul State College, Tanversingh Juwheer from the Goodlands State Secondary School (Boys), Taran Dhani Varun from the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD), Devesh Takoor from the Sir Leckraz Teelock State Secondary School and Lurvish Polodoo from the Royal College Port Louis.
An initiative of YUVA, FIRST Global Mauritius aims at promoting STEM education in Mauritius by selecting and mentoring kids to form a solid Team Mauritius for the yearly international FIRST Global Challenge – “The Olympics of Robotics”.
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We’ve heard about all the intensive work and renovations that venues around the Island have been undergoing since the announcement that the 10th edition of the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) would be coming to Mauritius.
We watched with anticipation when
Krouink was introduced as the lovable mascot.
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Communiqué issued by YUVA to Secondary School Rectors on this Thursday, 25 July 2019, concerning the call of applications for the Global Robotics Challenge 2019:
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Yesterday, Team Mauritius reached the semi-finals at the FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Robotics) before being defeated by Teams Romania, Singapore and China.
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