Antiguan students excel in Robotic Challenge in Switzerland

Education Minister Daryl Matthew and his team are celebrating the achievements of Teyanna Nathaniel, Ethan Bailey,  Deshini Charles, and Leyla Reid; the four students who represented Antigua and Barbuda at the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge held in Geneva, Switzerland.

The focus of this year’s robotic challenge was, “Carbon Capture.”

The students were selected following the inaugural STEM Infused Summer Camp this year.

There, the Ministry of Education enrolled 200 students, affording them the opportunity for capacity building in Computer Assembly, Coding, Photography, Videography, Graphics Design, Mobile App and Web Development, Esports, Robotics, 3D printing, and Virtual and Augment Reality.

Having seen the enthusiasm of the students in the area of robotics, the Ministry would have invested a sum of Twenty-Seven Thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars towards the realization of the team traveling to Geneva to participate in this year’s FIRST Global challenge.

The Ministry says it is committed to the needed curriculum transformation which creates an authentic learning experience for each student.

The Ministry is also committing itself to assist students with the needed skills for the future, “so that the current students, the next iteration of the workforce, can be fully equipped to negotiate the emerging jobs”


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