Ghana's 2019 Robofest World champions team pays courtesy visit to US Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan

Ghana's 2019 Robofest World champions team pays courtesy visit to US Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan

The US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, has welcomed the 2019 Robofest World champions and a team from the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation, when they paid a courtesy visit to the embassy on June 13, 2019.

The 2019 Robofest World champions from Methodist Girls' SHS, Mamfe and staff members from the school, together with other winners from Ghana, and a team from the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation met with US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, during a courtesy visit to the embassy.

Ambassador Sullivan congratulated the young winners on their enviable achievement and reiterated how proud Ghanaians and the embassy is of the work Dr. Okraku-Yirenkyi and the entire Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation is doing to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Ghana.

‘‘We are honored to have partnered on this project.’’ a Facebook post by US Embassy Ghana stated.

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Background

The Methodist Girls’ High School at Mamfe Akuapem in the Eastern Region won the 2019 World ROBOFEST Competition held at Michigan in the United States of America.

The 20th edition of the robotic driven approach in solving tasks, saw the school from Ghana winning the ultimate game competition.

The task given comprised building a robot to arrange boxes according to a Binary Number Given.

This Binary Number is unveiled when all robots are impounded.

MEGHIS, had earlier triumphed from the preliminary contests held in Ghana among all the top senior high schools.

The annual competition in Ghana, under the code name; Robotics Inspired Science Education, (RISE) is organized by Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation founded by Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Olenu.

Some of the participating countries were:

1. Japan

2. China

3. Korea

4. South Africa

5. United States

6. Mexico etc

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