(CMR) Jamaica won gold at the Robotics Olympics in Singapore to take home the Katherine Johnson Award for engineering documentation.
The award is named after African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped to calculate aeronautics that was used to guide the return of astronauts John Glen and Alan Shepard to Earth from space. The award is given to the team that best demonstrates the efforts it took them to build their robot.
Caribbean nations captured awards in eight of the 19 categories. For the Outstanding Mentor Award, Dominican Kodie Jean-Jacques and Isaac Vazquez Montilla both secured wins.
For the Temasek Women in STEM Award, Nehal Wadhwani from Saint Lucia was one of the awardees. For the Zhang Heng Award for Engineering Design, Belize secured the silver medal.
For the Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli Award for Courageous Achievement, Grenada secured the gold medal, while Trinidad and Tobago secured the bronze medal for the Dr Mae Jemison Award for International Unity.