The information was announced by the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Alliance on October 26.

Eight Vietnamese students in Geneva

FGC is the largest international robotics competition for high school students. The competition was held for the first time in 2017 to create an opportunity for young people around the globe to make the most of technological advances, apply their knowledge and ability, and work together to deal with urgent challenges.  

The founder of FIRST Global, Dean Kamen, said, “Participants will see how they can compete to provide better solutions, but more importantly, how they can work together. We are all on the same team. We are all competing with the same global challenges. The FIRST Global Challenge allows children from all over the world to participate in handling problems and cooperating with each other to solve the world's problems.”

FGC 2022, themed “Carbon Capture,” took place in Geneva (Switzerland) from October 13 to 16 with the participation of contestants from 180 countries and territories.

After qualifying and knockout rounds, the Vietnamese team won a bronze medal in the Innovation of Engineering category. Vietnamese students also bagged FGC 2022’s Safety Award.

The Vietnamese students competing in FGC 2022 were selected from Vietnam Robotics Challenge, a robotic design contest jointly held by FPT Corporation and Makerviet Company for students from 40 high schools across the countries. Eight selected students went through interviews and training before heading to Switzerland for the competition.

Translated by Tran Hoai