Phandeeyar yesterday introduced the media to the team of six university students, who won Myanmar RoboLeague 2019, and who will be representing the nation at the FIRST Global Robotics Olympics 2019 held in Dubai, UAE from October 23rd to 27th.
Led by the coach from Phandeeyar, Team Myanmar will leave from Yangon on the 23rd of October at 11:30 a.m. to go against teams from over 200 nations.
Organized by Phandeeyar, supported by USAID and Ministry of Education: Rector’s Committee, Team Myanmar is founded through a rigorous selection process that involved applications screening, technical interviews from an applicant pool of 737 candidates and a national level robotics competition called Myanmar RoboLeague 2019 which was held on 1st June 2019 at Thein Phyu Stadium
FIRST Global Challenge is an annual “Olympics-style” international Robotics Challenge that brings together students from very different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs through collaborative competition that highlights the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. This year’s theme, Ocean Opportunities, aims to bring attention to marine pollution and real-world challenges related to cleaning up the world’s oceans.
Khant Kyaw Khaung, Captain of the team also said “We are so happy to be able to use theoretical knowledge taught at schools. We are so excited to see friends with the same hobby and passion from all over the world and travel around in Dubai. In a civilization, STEM affects workspaces, businesses and living standards. Our country has a lot of young people who have the potential to make an improvement in our standards. It’s just a matter of belief and support from their surroundings.”—GNLM