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Building friendships through robotics

At a global competition, teens put aside politics to form alliances and build robots to sort contaminated water from clean water

Team Lebanon members, (from left) Shadi El-Aridi, Wissam Malaeb and Kareem Kawtharani, fixing their robot during the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition, in Washington, DC.


AS six robots battled it out on the floor of the DAR Constitution Hall's auditorium during the FIRST Global Challenge competition on Tuesday afternoon, a cheer rose above the din of voices echoing across the stands.

"Team Hope! Team Hope! Team Hope!" The cheering came...

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