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Panama with the goal of advancing to position 15 in the World Robotics Olympiad

The Panamanian student delegation that left today for the World Robotics Olympiad to be held in Costa Rica aims to reach at least number 15 in the world, reported one of its responsible.

Panama, Nov 10 (EFE) .- The Panamanian student delegation that left today for the World Robotics Olympiad to be held in Costa Rica aims to reach at least the position number 15 in the world, informed one of its leaders.

The president of Fundesteam, Lorena Degracia, expressed great optimism for the participation of the Panamanian team and said that hopes to achieve a good position in the world ranking.

"In the first global Olympics that we participated in 2015 in Doha (Qatar), Panama reached the 53rd position, in 2016 in India, Panama ranked 32nd and in this third Olympiad in Costa Rica, we hope to advance to position 15 if possible and for that we have worked hard, "said Degracia in a statement.

The 60 children and young Panamanian students who, in coordination with Fundesteam, traveled to San José, Costa Rica, will represent Panama in the World Robotics Olympiad. It opens this afternoon, said the source.

Fundesteam held the National Robotics Olympiad on October 7 and 8, where the winners that make up five were selected. teams with 12 members between children and youth who will represent Panama.

Two teams will participate in the regular category with their competition robots and in the open category 3 other teams will present their scientific projects, he explained.

At the World Robotics Olympiad, the participation of more than 2,000 teams from more than 50 countries is expected. this scientific academic organization.

The competition will run until next Sunday, and the organization is under the coordination of a public-private partnership that integrates the government of Costa Rica through the Secretariat of Science and Technology, the private sector and foundations that develop this competence.

It is the first time that a World Robotics is celebrated in America, he recalled, when it has traditionally been carried out in Asian countries.

Fundesteam is defined as an NGO "committed to the promotion and development of the Education in Sciences, Engineering, Information Technology, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) aimed at children and young people at the national level, through the support of innovative educational programs as national and international competitions based on these disciplines ".

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