DSC Students Participate in FIRST Global Challenge in Dubai

October 23, 2019 - 614 views

Within two months, five students from the Dominica State College (DSC) Robotic Team, namely
Krish Sharma, Kodie Jean- Jacques, Briana Laudat, Kieyah Lawrence, and Charleson Gilbert used
their creativity to engineer a robot to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge which will be held
in Dubai from October 24-27.
The First Global Challenge, an annual robotics competition which serves to ignite a passion for
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), will for the first time be held in the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) after previous editions held in the United States of America (USA)
and Mexico.
Each year, the event addresses one major challenge facing the planet and encourages young
participants to solve the problem through teamwork and innovative thinking whilst it aims to
address the world’s most critical environmental issues such as wastage of water and energy,
sustainability, and pollution through a Global Robotics Competition.
The 2019 challenge; Ocean Opportunities was selected as annually, millions of
tons of pollutants, generated by human activity, make their way into the world’s oceans,
negatively affecting marine life and global populations.
The 2019 Challenge will bring attention to this critical issue in order to educate the masses and
take action to preserve our oceans and wildlife.
Competing teams from different nations will have to clear pollutants from the ocean by using
robots made from an educational robotics kit featuring mechanical, electrical and software
According to a statement issued by the DSC Team, their robot is capable of collecting and
delivering objects, lifting itself and it is mobile. Their participation in the FIRST Global Challenge
serves as a reminder of the real-world challenges related to cleaning up the world’s oceans.
The event will assemble more than 1,500 youth from over 191 countries to collaborate, create
and compete for a better future. Last year's event saw over 186 countries represented by over
2,500 participants. 
This is the third time Dominica is represented by students of the DSC.
The institution Dominica State College urges the public to pay attention to the media for news
and updates as they continue to serve the public beyond quality and excellence.