Saint Lucia’s Robotics Team Shines at First Global Robotics Competition

Saint Lucia’s Robotics Team Shines at First Global Robotics Competition

The global stage witnessed an extraordinary display of innovation and determination as the First Global Robotics Competition 2023 recently concluded, following four days of intense competition from October 7 to 10.

This year’s event showcased the remarkable potential of robotics in harnessing sustainable energy sources, with a focus on hydrogen as a clean and renewable energy solution. Participants were tasked with designing, constructing, and operating robots capable of producing, storing, transporting, and converting hydrogen.

The Saint Lucian team, comprised of 5 people between the ages of 13 and 18 years, was led by Orbtronics. The team’s participation is made possible through the generous sponsorship of National Lotteries Authority, the Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC), Baywalk Shopping Mall and Chef Orlando. Orbtronics extends thanks to its partners for joining in its mission of illuminating the path toward a more technologically empowered society.

In a moment of immense pride for Saint Lucia, Team Leader Nehal Wadhwani received the 2023 Temasek Women in STEM Award. This award, presented by the Temasek Corporation, recognized her as a trailblazer in the field of engineering.

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The Temasek Women in STEM Award aims to celebrate women who serve as role models in the engineering domain, fostering connections for young women to explore STEM opportunities. The award not only honored Nehal Wadhwani but also brought recognition to Saint Lucia and the entire Caribbean region, as representatives from various Caribbean countries received accolades in eight out of the nineteen award categories.

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