MEET THE TEENAGERS & COACH WHO REPRESENTED CAMEROON AT THE FIRST GLOBAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES

Hello people..It’s a robotics inspired post!

Earlier this month Cameroon was represented in the inaugural edition of the First Global Competition by 4 teenagers. 

 “I believe that  creating  first global as a way to accelerate the ability of FIRST and its ideas about cooperation, competition and gracious professionalism can reach around the globe  as fast as possible is imperative for the next generation” says Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST GLOBAL . He continues “The global challenges of engineering need to be solved by the next generation of kids. It needs to be a  very very large group of the generation of kids around the world that have the tool sets, the vision to work together to solve those problems “

Mualah Fofang, Ando Ulrich,Hagbang Larissa & Ndeh Jordan pictured with coach Janet Fofang below represented Cameroon at First Global in the United States!

 

 

About First Global

FIRST Global organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world. The not-for-profit public charity provides the framework for an “olympics”-style robotics challenge where one team from every nation is invited to participate in a global robotics event that builds bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs. By bringing these future STEM leaders together in an engaging and collaborative competition that drives home the importance, excitement, and applicability of STEM education, FIRST Global inspires students to learn the skills they will need to make the discoveries their parents and grandparents would consider miracles, impossibilities, or just plain science fiction.

Read more about First Global here

Watch Day 1 of the competition here 

The amazing STEM advocate Janet Fofang coached the team who emerged 38th out of 163. She has been teaching electrical engineering for  over 15 years at the College D’enseignement Technique Industriel et Commercial. Janet who is the founder of K12  Tassah Academy in Yaounde has a strong dedication to youth education and is a strong supporter of girls.   

Janet Fofang, founder of the STEM focused K-12 school TASSAH ACADEMY in Yaounde/Cameroon and Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST GLOBAL

Thumbs up the team…We need more young people to make us proud in the world of STEM.

Keep Reppin’ 237. Be Inspired

Y.M.
IRepCamer

Author: IRepCamer

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