All-female Jordanian Robotics Team Takes Part In FIRST Global 2017 International Challenge

July 20, 2017

By: Hannah Rashyde

 

WASHINGTON, DC –  Hailing from the Princess Rahma School, the all-female Pioneers Jordan team made its way to Washington, D.C. earlier this week to take part in the premiere FIRST Global Challenge. In light of this year’s theme “provide access to clean water,” the team of six assembled a robot that simulates the separation of pollutants from clean water in an effort to boost water security.
 
The Jordan Education Initiative implemented in the Princess Rahma School offered “all kinds of moral and technical support” to the participating students in collaboration with the Education Ministry, which co-funded this endeavor. In a statement to Jordan Weekly, the team’s leader reiterated their hope to continue to participate in events such as FIRST Global where participants learn to utilize 21st century skills in order to address the world’s challenges.
 
FIRST Global 2017, which was launched in Washington D.C. this week, brought together students from 157 nations to compete in its premiere international challenge to reflect the need for global cooperation to solve the water crisis. The challenge is meant not only to generate future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but also to encourage cooperation and the use of technology as a tool for making positive changes in the world.
 
To learn more about FIRST Global, please see here
 
[Hannah Rashyde is an Information Officer at the Jordan Information Bureau. Prior to joining the Bureau, she was an intern at the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States in Beirut, Lebanon.]