Yap Robo Day showcases technical excellence in Micronesia

Colonia — Student achievement and the US-Micronesian partnership were on display this week in Yap, as five high schools battled it out in an elimination style robotics competition.

Yap Robo Day was the culmination of a school year long project in which student led teams designed and built robots. The League provides students at remote island schools practical experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

"Through the Yap Robo League, you the students have turned tiny scraps of metal and plastic into complicated robots that are able to complete complex tasks," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech in a written statement read to attendees. "You can apply the same principles as you continue through life and pursue your own ambitious goals for education and growth in the future."

The event was held at the Yap