11 teams made up of girls, boys between 6 and 14 years old will represent Mexico in international tournaments that will take place in the United States, Brazil, Greece and Australia.
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They go through the glass! 66 teams from 20 states of Mexico participated in the FIRST® LEGO® Leagues Mexico National Championship, which was held last February 29 in Monterrey. In the event, 11 teams were selected to represent the country in the international tournaments of the largest robotics community internationally.
“We are excited about the great growth that robotics has had in Mexico thanks to the FIRST LEGO Leagues programs; 11,000 students who made up more than 1,100 teams participated in this season, equivalent to double the previous edition. In addition, the percentage of girls' participation is increasing, this is essential to boost gender equity in STEAM issues in Mexico and the world, ”said Roberto Saint Martin, Director of RobotiX Foundation.
In this edition, the Tecnolorians team of the Tecnobotics Organization of Puebla, became the National Champion, so he obtained the pass to the World Festival Championship to be held in Houston, Texas from April 15 to 18. The Nucleolics team of High School No. 12 “Heroes of Independence” of the State of Mexico, became the Runner-up and will participate in the FIRST® LEGO® League Open International SESE in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The other winning teams They are invited to participate in the friendly tournaments to be held in Greece, Brazil, Australia and the United States. In addition, some teams will have the opportunity to travel to compete in the corresponding international tournaments with the support of Disney.
This event was organized by FIRST® and RobotiX Foundation, with the collaboration of The Walt Disney Company Latin America, LEGO ® Operations of Mexico, PrepaTec and John Deere MX.