Md. students represent USA in global robotics competition

(PHOTO: County Cable Montgomery)

MONTGOMERY CO. – Five Montgomery County high school students represented USA in an international robotics competition in Mexico City earlier this month.

The Wizards.Exe robotics team competed in the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge, which took place August 15-18.

The team’s robot, “G-Wiz,” won the silver medal and gold medal for the  Zheng Hang Award for Engineering Design after winning all eight matches it participated in.

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice honored the team with a Council proclamation for their accomplishments, recognizing excellence in robotic design, engineering and outreach to the community.

(PHOTO: County Cable Montgomery)

“I am so proud of The Wizards and their outstanding performance at the FIRST Global Challenge event this year,” said Councilmember Rice. “It is impressive to see these students share their dedication and passion for STEM not only on the world-wide stage but then to also bring it home, inspiring an appreciation of science and technology with other young people in their community.”

At the competition, the USA team collaborated and shared their knowledge with teams from over twenty other nations.