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April 2014

30
Apr

Students off to St. Louis for robotic world championship

A team of St. Mary’s students are pitting their robotagainst some of the world’s top competitors this week.   For this year’s FIRST Robotics world championship, being held in St. Louis, Missouri, entrants were required to build a robot that can move around and throw a ball to competing robots.   So the 32 St. Mary’s students, from grades 9

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30
Apr

St. Mary robotics team competing at World Championships

The St. Mary Catholic Secondary School robotics team is competing against the best in the World – at the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO.   The team, made up of 32 students from the school, came out on top at the New York City Regional FIRST Robotics Championship earlier this month. The win for St. Mary’s MakeShift team and

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11
Apr

Western Tech earns first place in robotics competition; team prepares for worlds in St. Louis

Unlike most school teams competing in FIRST (For Inspiration for Science and Technology) Robotics Canada competitions, Western Technical Commercial School’s is organized and operated solely by students.   “The team organized itself entirely. Every aspect of our team is run by students,” said teacher Eric Halling. “Every part that’s made, every screw that’s turned, it’s by students. They’re probably the

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7
Apr

Technology: The Ford Moment for Windsor-Essex Youth

One-hundred-and-ten years ago, Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company of Canada in Windsor, Ontario.  In time, other companies, such as Chryslter and General Motors followed, which accelerated the conversion of Windsor from an agrarian community to the Automotive Capital of Canada.  Yet, there was little about our city’s transition that was predetermined or predestined.   It took an understanding

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3
Apr

Alpha Dogs test robotic skills

Seventeen-year-old Jeremy Sant forgot what it was like to relax at home after school.   “I honestly didn’t know how it felt to go home after school and not just instantly sleep when I got there,” he said from a classroom at Humberview Secondary School in Bolton.   He’s part of the Alpha Dogs, the school’s newly formed robotics club

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