Honiara : 11 June 2017
Letter to the Editors, Solomon Star and Island Sun Newspapers.
One generally associates Japan being the leaders in robotic developments but the SIBC has reported that, surprisingly, a team of four students from the Woodford International School will compete with students from more than 160 nations in a global robotics competition to be held in Washington DC in July this year.
Solomon Islands is said to be the only team from the Pacific apart from Australia and New Zealand.
The competition will engage high school students with different levels of robotic designs and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM education.
According to the SIBC, the Solomon team’s mentor, Rakesh Pandey, said the event will be a fantastic opportunity for the young students to celebrate sciences, mathematics, innovate creations and solutions at the same time.
Mr Pandey expects the competition to be very tough but hoped ‘Team Solomons’ will make an impact with their designs.
I’m sure we all wish the students success in the competition and that the robotic designs will have a lasting impression for the good, reflecting credit on the students, Woodford International School and the Solomon Islands.