Eight Nigerian high school students have been chosen to represent the country at this year’s First Robotics Competition in Singapore. The students, aged between 14 and 18, were selected and coached by the Association of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educators in Nigeria. They were chosen through a rigorous screening process that assessed their teamwork, creativity, focus, and problem-solving skills.
The Nigerian team members are Osadebanwen John-Nejoh, Adetayo Kalajaiye, Daanish Mehra, Temitope Johnson, Abdulazeez Adekunle, Bashirat Sulaiman, Fiyinfoluwa Oluokun, and Adeshina Mojoyinoluwa. Their focus for the competition is on renewable energy, particularly hydrogen-powered solutions.
The First Robotics Competition, organized by First Global Challenge, aims to inspire leadership and innovation in youths from around the world. This year’s challenge will concentrate on revolutionizing renewable energy with a focus on hydrogen.
Team Nigeria has participated in the competition since its inception in 2017 and has achieved success, winning medals in each competition. The competition provides an opportunity for high school students to collectively tackle global challenges.
The organizers of the competition are a charitable organization that empowers young people through education. They aim to assist these students in becoming engineers, scientists, leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators of the future.
Previous members of Team Nigeria have gone on to secure admission into top universities in the US and other countries, and some have graduated at the top of their class. The competition not only provides a platform for showcasing talent but also opens doors for further educational opportunities.
– First Robotics Competition: A global competition organized by First Global Challenge to inspire a passion for science and technology among young people.
– Association of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educators in Nigeria: A non-governmental organization in Nigeria focused on growing STEM education in the country.
– Renewable Energy: Energy derived from natural resources that are constantly replenished, such as sunlight, wind, and water.
– Hydrogen: A chemical element that can be used as a source of energy when combined with oxygen in a fuel cell.