By NAN STAFF WRITER
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 28, 2019: A team of 10 teens, aged 15-18, struck gold in Dubai for their country and the CARICOM region Sunday, making history.
The youth from the South American CARICOM nation of Guyana won the Albert Einstein gold medal for excellence at the First Global robotics competition in Dubai. They beat out Tunisia and Germany’s representatives to claim the coveted top prize.
Deemed the most prestigious award in the competition, the award is only given to teams whose robots performed the best during the First Global Challenge.
Team Guyana Robotics originated under the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Guyana program. One hundred and ninety-one countries and more than 1,500 youth participated in this global robotics competition, where teams competed in alliances of 3 teams from various countries.
The competition began on Thursday, Oct. 24th and was opened officially by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai. Rapper, presenter and Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am performed at the Festival Arena to kick start the global gathering of creative minds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence.