International robotics competition draws student from around the world

The Robot Olympics, held inside DAR’s Constitution Hall, drew tech-minded high school students from almost 160 nations to the competition. Despite language barriers, rival teams interacted with and supported each other. (Photographs by Emma Ayers/The Washington Times)

Student inventors from across the globe defied the STEM gender gap this week, convening in the District to compete in the world’s first international robot contest for high schoolers. First daughter Ivanka Trump arrived at the competition Tuesday morning to congratulate the six all-female teams on their work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). “For many…