Campionati di robotica, debutto in rosa per l’Afghanistan

Afghanistan team member Lisa Azizi troubleshoots the team's robot entry prior to the opening ceremony for the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, Sunday, July 16, 2017. They will be competing against entrants from more than 150 countries in the international competition. It's the first annual robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Afghanistan's FIRST Global Challenge team member Lida Azizi, from left, Fatemah Qaderyan, and Rodaba Noori meet with reporters following the opening ceremony in Washington, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Twice rejected for U.S. visas, the all-girls robotics team arrived in Washington on Saturday and will compete against entrants from more than 150 countries in the three-day high school competition. It's the first annual robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Afghanistan's FIRST Global Challenge team member Lida Azizi, left, and Fatemah Qaderyan meet with reporters following the opening ceremony in Washington, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Twice rejected for U.S. visas, the all-girls robotics team arrived in Washington on Saturday and will compete against entrants from more than 150 countries in the three-day high school competition. It's the first annual robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Afghanistan's FIRST Global Challenge team member Yasimin Yasinzadah meets with reporters following the opening ceremony in Washington, Sunday, July 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Afghanistan's FIRST Global Challenge team member Fatemah Qaderyan, left, and Rodaba Noori meet with reporters following the opening ceremony in Washington, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Twice rejected for U.S. visas, the all-girls robotics team arrived in Washington on Saturday and will compete against entrants from more than 150 countries in the three-day high school competition. It's the first annual robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Afghanistan's FIRST Global Challenge team meet with reporters following the opening ceremony in Washington, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Twice rejected for U.S. visas, the all-girls robotics team arrived in Washington on Saturday and will compete against entrants from more than 150 countries in the three-day high school competition. It's the first annual robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Si stanno tenendo in questi giorni a Washington (Usa) i primi campionati mondiali giovanili di robotica, a cui partecipano ragazzi e ragazze da oltre 150 Paesi. E per l’Afghanistan si tratta di un debutto il rosa: la squadra è infatti interamente femminile, ed è giunta negli Usa – capitanata da Lisa Azizi, nella foto mentre lavora ad una delle loro creazioni – dopo essersi vista rifiutare il visto per ben due volte in base alle nuove leggi sull’immigrazione. Qualunque sia l’esito del campionato, le ragazze possono dire di aver già vinto una sfida non da poco.

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