Panteras is a Mexican robotics team formed by students from Universidad Panamericana Preparatoria. Promoted for first time by Joaquín Nuno, Francisco Padilla, Christian Hernández y Bárbara Gómez; we participate on the FIRST , VEX and F1® in Schools contests: FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) and F1® in Schools. The objective of the Panteras robotics project is to spread science and technology in a fun and friendly way to students through these contests and different expositions, to encourage them to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related fields.
Since its foundation, Panteras has received multiple awards and recognitions such as the World Championship Rookie All Star Award in 2007 and the FTC World Championship Inspire Award in 2008, highest honor for a team in this category. In 2010, the former Head of Government of the Federal District gave the team an honorable mention at the City Youth’s Award, followed by the second place of the same contest in 2011. This year, we were honored as the first recipient of the World Championship Media and Technology Innovation Award, and yet again with City Youth’s Award, this time in third place.
Panteras is an integral project, which is not solely based on the construction of a robot. The team does social labor, raises money for charity and helps different organizations to integrate and develop technology in education. With these activities, Panteras gives opportunities to the country’s youth to develop scientific and technological project at a world-class level.