Technology-based learning solutions provider TATA ClassEdge and YES Bank on Monday announced they would mentor seven students from India for the 'FIRST Global Robotics Olympiad' at Washington, DC, slated for July 16-18.
US-based FIRST Global is organising an annual ‘Olympics' style robotics competition aimed at generating interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among youths from 160 countries.
"As we build an innovation and technology led economy of the future, it is crucial for us to invest in STEM learning among our nation's youth. We are certain that such youth centric initiatives will go a long way in creating awareness on pertinent social issues," said Rana Kapoor, CEO YES BANK, in a statement.
The competition aims to drive youths to innovate and create technology-led solutions for global social issues such as access to safe and clean drinking water.
India, represented by seven students, is participating in this competition for the first time.
"It is an excellent platform to inspire students to learn, think, imagine and use technology creatively. The Olympics will not only boost their confidence but also provide an opportunity to meet bright youngsters from all over the world," added Nirav Khambhati, CEO, Tata ClassEdge.