On Wednesday, May 23, student teams from 19 countries gathered in Knoxville, Tennessee to kick off Global Finals—an international competition that fuses creativity with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). From amusement park attractions to musicals to maze traveling devices, the top-scoring Destination Imagination (DI) teams are showcasing their innovative solutions to this season’s DI Challenges. These are some of the most creative problem solvers in the world and it’s taken a lot of hard work, creativity, risk-taking and perseverance to get to this level.
In addition to the tournament, Global Finals offers its participants the opportunity to take part in a variety of events, including workshops, inspirational sessions and imagination labs—activities that help them further foster their creativity and learn new skills. They also have the opportunity to meet students from different countries and cultures, as well as interact with innovative companies including NASA, U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Oracle Academy.
The 1,400-plus Destination Imagination teams will be competing in the international competition through Saturday.
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