Some 500 young people flocked the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, on Sunday for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Third Annual Robotics Exhibition and prize-giving ceremony.In preparing Guyana’s young people to be the country’s next generation of innovators and leaders, the Office of the Frist Lady collaborated with the public and Private Sector to bring the event to life.Students of Zeeburg Secondary School building their robot at STEMGuyana’s competition and prize-giving ceremonyThe event saw representatives of local technology companies, along with representatives of STEM clubs from all ten 10 of Guyana’s administrative regions.The Tullow Third Annual Robotics Exhibition will allow persons the opportunity to learn about drones, solar power, oil and gas and other technologies that will impact their lives in the future.Speaking with Guyana Times, Esha Persaud, a teacher at the Greenwich Park Primary, East Bank Essequibo, explained that the STEMGuyana programme is a great initiative since it creates opportunities for students.“It helps in creative thinking, reasoning and finding solutions to problems”, she explainedAnastacia Pau Ferro, a student of Tucville Secondary, also stated that the event will assist to promote their creativity along with making adjustments to some of the country’s projects.The STEMGuyana team“This [is] going to benefit our school because we will put this out there and we will be showcasing the importance of this, it will bring to people’s attention and we hope that they will recognise what is going on here, how important soil erosion is…” she vocalised.Just recently, the STEM team placed 10th after battling against 164 other countries from around the globe in Dubai. The team had only four months to prepare for a competition that was new to them.Nevertheless, prizes were awarded to several of the outstanding performers whose contributions were critical to the success of the programme in 2019.Platinum prizes of $100,000 each were given to the two outstanding STEM club coaches, while four cash prizes of $25,000 each were awarded to runners-up in these categories.The outstanding librarians were rewarded with $25,000 in prize money, while ten robot kits were given to 10 schools that had the most students at the exhibition.In contrast, ten laptops were awarded to the 10 outstanding STEM clubs, while all the participants received medals and certificates of membership and participation in the National Robotics League.
A dissident republican from Donegal has been jailed for having an imitation firearm.Detectives from Serious Crime Branch welcomed the sentence imposed on Finbar Kelly, one of two men jailed after they were arrested in a police operation against dissident republican terrorists.Kelly, 36, received a two-year jail term suspended for two years after admitting having an imitation gun and a statement from a drug vigilante group. John Joseph McNally (47) from Belfast was jailed for 22 months after pleading guilty to having an imitation gun.Police stopped a car in Newtownabbey on 30 August 2012 and recovered an imitation firearm. During a follow-up search at Kelly’s home a document which appeared to be a speech on behalf of a drugs vigilante group was recovered, containing threats to drug dealers and those involved in anti social behaviour.Welcoming the sentences at Laganside Court in Belfast today, a spokesman for Serious Crime Branch said: “Some of our communities are terrorised by those who purport to be their protectors. We will do everything we can to ensure such criminals do not succeed. We would encourage everyone to work with us to ensure the rule of law is upheld and the threat of violence is reduced.”DONEGAL MAN JAILED FOR HAVING IMITATION FIREARM was last modified: March 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrugsFinbar Kellyimitation gunvigilantes