Local robotics novices preparing to engage overseas high fliers in Washington competition

“These young people will create the companies of the future in Guyana” – STEM-Guyana Coordinator Karen Abrams

The initiators of STEM-Guyana are currently preoccupied with a new pursuit that involves pitting an ambitious but inexperienced ten-member team from Guyana against experienced and highly talented international opponents in an international robotics competition in Washington DC in July this year. Five students and two adults will travel from Georgetown while the remaining members of the team will come from the USA.

Lead coordinator for the STEM-Guyana project Atlanta-based Guyanese Karen Abrams whose initiatives to upgrade local children’s understanding of and appreciation for robotics has been well-received told Stabroek Business in an interview on Wednesday that it was a bold move that would test the interest of the Guyanese participants in the competition. “By any measure this is an ambitious undertaking for a team with only limited exposure to robotics,” Abrams said.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.

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