Eleven Oceania Schools Participate In International Robotics Challenge In Washington, DC

High schoolers compete in STEM event

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, June 13, 2017) – Eleven schools in Oceania will 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 one hundred countries have confirmed their participation including schools from Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

According to online news service Solomon Fresh-beat, Solomon Islands will be represented by a five member team from private school, Woodford International.

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