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Saving the Oceans with STEM

by Eddie Rayner

The third FIRST Global Challenge was hosted in Dubai for the first time outside of the USA, and has brought more than 1,500 students from 191 countries together to invent robotics that can tackle marine and ocean-life problems.

The FIRST Global Challenge is the annual Olympics-style competition that seeks to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world.

This year’s event addressed the theme of ‘Ocean Opportunities’. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo partnered with the event in support of tackling one of the world’s pressing issues, ocean pollution.

1,500 students

191 countries