Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, February 23, 2022) – The FortisTCI-sponsored robotics symposium was held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at The Math Lab, a local education and training facility in Providenciales.
The event registered over a dozen participants who designed, built, and coded robots under the guidance of a US-based Robotics Engineer and Computer Scientist. Participants were excited to venture into an exciting STEM area that provides hands-on and minds-on lessons. FortisTCI provided the students with complimentary gift bags, certificates of participation and made the event possible, as the program sponsor.
Director of Corporate Communications, Brand Development and Marketing, Nikira John-Durham, gave opening remarks on behalf of FortisTCI President and CEO Ruth Forbes. Founder of The Math Lab, Lekensay Missick, organized the program and expressed gratitude for the company's support. He was pleased by the enthusiasm showcased by participants.
FortisTCI has a three-year agreement with The Math Lab to serve as the exclusive sponsor with a commitment of $20,000 per annum for three years to fund its STEM programs. The event is one of several programs slated for the year. Other programs include an annual Easter Coding program, Speed Math Competitions, STEM Summer Program, a second Robotics Symposium, STEM after-school skills development program, and tutoring assistance program in Math and Science.
The Math Lab was founded in 2019 and FortisTCI has supported the STEM Summer Program for the past two years.