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Team Sri Lanka in Mexico for intl. robotics competition “First Global Challenge”


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Over 150 teams from across the globe have gathered at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, for the First Global Challenge (FGC) 2018. 

This year, the members for team Sri Lanka for FGC 2018 include Lasith Kodagoda and Navod Vitharanage from President’s College Embilipitiya, Sherwin Leonard from St. John’s College Jaffna, as well as Dao Thanh Cong, Felix Deemer, Daniel Joung, Hamza Anver and Syanthan Selvakumaran from Elizabeth Moir School Colombo. The teachers in charge of the team are Satchithananthan, Rathnasinghe, Fernando and Aruliah. 

The FGC is an annual international robotics competition, which takes place in a different nation each year. Each year, a different Grand Challenge of Engineering identified by National Academies of Engineering, takes centre stage in an effort to foster understanding and cooperation among the youth of the world as they use their abilities to solve the world’s problems.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Energy Impact’ and teams will compete to fuel power plants, initiate renewable energy plants, and build a resilient transmission network. 

The competition will take place from 15 to 18 August. Team Sri Lanka has been hard at work over the past four months, building and testing their robot, and the team’s representatives in Mexico are in high spirits, eager to take on the challenges of the competition. 

To find out more about Team Sri Lanka, and support their progress throughout the international competition, follow them on 

https://www.facebook.com/Team-Sri-Lanka-FIRSTobal-2018-243443799549717/.

 


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