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Tamil Selvan of Phoenix MI and Team R.I.S.E Compete in FIRST Lego League

Phoenix MI is proud to sponsor team R.I.S.E for the FIRST LEGO League, a program designed to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. The not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

The teams, which consist of 10 students ages 9 to 14, compete in regional tournaments across North America for the chance to show off their skills at the FIRST Championship. Tamil Selvan, CTO of Phoenix MI, is a coach for team R.I.S.E., which finished first in the Qualifying round and was selected for the Florida State tournament. They were one of the six teams chosen out of the West Florida region. 48 out of 780 teams went to the state tournament in Delray Beach, FL on April 06, 2019.

The team also received the “Director’s Choice” award, which is awarded to the team who makes an impact in the community, participates in outreach activities, and is passionate about all aspects of the league. With this award, Team R.I.S.E was able to compete against other teams across the world in the “Mountain State Invitational World Festival” at Fairmont State University in West Virginia in July.

Congratulations to Tamil and Team R.I.S.E!

 

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