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This year, members of Guyana’s senior robotics team will build a robot which will compete against robots created by players representing 180 countries in the world. Past teams representing Guyana have performed creditably in competition, STEMGuyana Director, Karen Abrams, when asked for a comment, stated, “the goal of these competitions is really to inspire future STEM leaders in every country, so fundamentally no one really loses these competitions”
Members of STEMGuyana teamed up with GTT to exhibit at the finals of the Science Fair
The final five members selected to travel to Geneva, Switzerland in October 2022 are Tarico Henry, Ariel Taylor, Lateisha McArthur, Keeland Cummings and Italy Ton-Chung. Keeland and Ariel have been members of STEMGuyana’s Sports Hall STEM club for 4+ years and have competed at the junior IYRC level, while Italy Ton-Chung has contributed significantly to STEMGuyana’s television production of Robin the Robot which airs every Saturday morning on the Learning Channel.
The first round of evaluations was open to applicants from every region of Guyana and was hosted online. Following that process, 20 were selected for further evaluations and then the semi-final 10 – T’Sehai Holder, Keeland Cummings, Ariel Taylor, Navendra Kumar, Xaria Holder, Lateisha McArthur, Nailah Fordyce, Italy Ton-Chung, Tarico Henryand Zionara Lawrence were selected.
Long time STEMGuyana member, coach, administrator and mentor will accompany the team as Manager. Three remaining mentors, including former Team Guyana member and Coach Joshua Reece (Technical) and a parent mentor will be recruited to accompany the team.First Global’s mission is to inspire leadership and innovation in youth from all nations by empowering them through education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — also known as STEM.