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January 2014

31
Jan

Great young minds from across Ontario explore robotic skills at UOIT

Elementary students tackle strategies on how to prepare for natural disasters   Hundreds of future scientists and engineers from across the province gathered at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) January 18 to delve into real-world scientific issues through a series of robotics-based challenges. Children aged nine-to-14 put their collective math and science skills to the test as

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21
Jan

Humber Valley Village students take home second-place prize in robotics competition

Humber Valley Village JMS’s Category 10 robotics team stormed to a second-place finish at a Nature’s Fury-themed competition earlier this month.   Head Coach Dino Sbrocca said the success of his team, which consists of grades 6 and 7 students Ian Harvey, Ian Joseph, Luiza Lena, Hewitt McGaughey, Keiran Pace, Keegan Saunders, Aaron Sbrocca, Taylor Thiele and Anna Thomas, was

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19
Jan

CTV Toronto: Students compete with LEGO robots

Students across Ontario are competing against one another with robots they’ve designed out of LEGO.  Check out this link to see the clip from CTV!

16
Jan

Lego & Robotics this weekend at UOIT

The Ontario Provincial FLL Director, Dave Ellis, participated in a radio interview on CKDO about the East Provincial Championships.  Check this out to hear the archived interview!

16
Jan

Glen Ames robotics team earns provincial spot

Glen Ames graduate Gregor Browning, left, watches with some of the Grade 7 and 8s on the school’s current robotics team as their typhoon-fighting LEGO robot rescues a human figure in practice run before the provincial FIRST LEGO League tournament in Oshawa on Jan. 18. Glen Ames came first among the 32 Toronto schools competing at a qualifier for a

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14
Jan

Youth build, program robots to solve disaster problems in competition

WATERLOO — When another tsunami strikes somewhere in the world, people will be glad to have three young women from Cambridge on their side, potentially coming up with engineering solutions.   The three 14-year-olds, Kennedy Barkhouse, Kesha Patel and Sana Ahmad, from the Preston and St. Benedict high schools in Cambridge, were among 400 youth who solved tsunami and other

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14
Jan

LEGO whiz and friends quickly cobble together design and win award at LEGO challenge

Noah Hernandez, 7, has always enjoyed playing with Legos. The St. Clement of Rome second-grader spends much of his time coming up with his own designs, rather than following the directions that come with each Lego kit.   His parents, both physical therapists, wanted to encourage this creativity, while also giving Noah the opportunity to spend time with other children

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14
Jan

LEGO robots take over at KCHS contest

KEARNEY — LEGO robots took over the gym at Kearney Catholic High School Saturday for a qualifying tournament for First LEGO League, an international competition.   The focus of FLL is to interest 9- to 14-year-olds in science and technology in a fun way. Those involved learn how to develop a project, conduct research, build and program a robot, and

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14
Jan

Local News: UOIT hosting FIRST LEGO League provincial robotics championships on January 18

Great young minds from across Ontario will explore ways to prepare for natural disasters OSHAWA, ONTARIO – The best young robotic-inspired minds in Ontario are coming to Oshawa January 18 as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) plays host to the annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) provincial championships.FIRST is an acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.  

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6
Jan

$150,000 in Scholarships Available for FRC Students

FIRST Robotics Canada officially has $150,000 available in scholarships for high school students participating in FRC.  With scholarships from University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, York University, Carleton University, Nipissing University, Western University, Queen’s University, the University of Windsor,  and more universities coming on board, there are lots of opportunities for financial support so

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