21st November 12:14 AM
11 schools in Oceania region invited to partake in robotics challenge
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 14/06/2017

Eleven schools in Oceania including Fiji have been invited to take part in an international robotics challenge which organisers hope could become an annual event.

Taking place in Washington DC from July 16‑18, the robotics competition is organised by non‑profit public charity For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Global (FIRST Global).

It aims to bring together high school teams from all over the world in a bid to inspire the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Over 100 countries have confirmed their participation including the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

The Ministry of Education is yet to confirm whether or not it will accept the invitation to attend the International Robotics competition next month.

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