Tuesday 23 July, 2019

National Bakery Foundation donates $3.8 million to JC Robotics Club

Members of the Jamaica College Robotics Club, Faculty Advisor, Jason Brown and their robot, Waffles pose with the cheque valued at $3.8 Million courtesy of The National Baking Company Foundation at the club’s newly refurbished robotics lab at the Hope Road-based school.

Members of the Jamaica College Robotics Club, Faculty Advisor, Jason Brown and their robot, Waffles pose with the cheque valued at $3.8 Million courtesy of The National Baking Company Foundation at the club’s newly refurbished robotics lab at the Hope Road-based school.

The National Baking Company Foundation last Friday handed over a cheque valued at $3.8 million to the Jamaica College Robotics Club.

The donation will cover the team’s accommodation and travel expenses at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championships in Houston, Texas from April 17 to 20.

JC Robotics Team Chief Engineer Myles Johnson (right) oversees (from left) Engineer Marc Anthony Eaton and Chief Programmer Chavaughn Wilkins as they make some last minute adjustments to their robot, Waffles for the First Tech Challenge Robotics Championship.

The Jamaica College Robotics Club is the only team from Jamaica and the Caribbean at the competition. The boys will vie for the prestigious Inspire Award which would provide opportunities to secure scholarships from local and international universities.

The US-based not-for-profit organization, First, is designed to provide youth with the opportunity to innovate programs that will eventually motivate them to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math, all whilst boosting their self-confidence, knowledge and life skills.

 

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