Moldovan team won gold medal at World Robotics Olympiad
09:40 | 19.10.2022 Category: Social
Chisinau, Oct. 19 /MOLDPRES/- The robotics team of the Republic of Moldova FIRST Global Team Moldova won the gold medal at the World Robotics Olympiad FIRST Global Challenge, category Innovation in engineering, held in Geneva (Switzerland) on 12-16 October, the Ministry of Education and Research (MEC) has announced.
Moldovan robotics team was made up of five pupils passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics: Cristian Bragarenco, Sanda Bostan, Nicolae Țurcanu, Vladimir Corduneanu and Mihai Eșanu, who have gold and bronze medals obtained at various competitions, dozens of participations in the Olympiads and national competitions, as well as in the Olympiads and international competitions with prize places, hundreds of hours of technology courses and hours of volunteering, numerous participations in STEM activities. The team holds the title of STEM Ambassador. According to the MEC, the young people from our country demonstrated "an original project in the competition and convinced the jury that they are original, inventive and real future engineers".
The FIRST Global Challenge is a global robotics Olympiad in which more than 180 national teams from around the world participate. The event aims to promote the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and presents teams with real engineering challenges so that participants can become the next generation of scientific leaders who together will solve the most pressing problems facing all of humanity.
The topic for 2022 was Carbon capture, or the ever-increasing amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere contribute to large-scale global warming and climate change. The competition aimed to identify innovative solutions to ensure a healthier planet for all. This year's theme challenged FIRST Global teams to imagine the future of Earth's climate. Given a kit of standard robotics parts, the teams each had to build a robust and versatile robot to simulate carbon capture and storage.