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February 2015

28
Feb

City hopes to become robotics hub

North Bay Nipissing News By Laurel J. Campbell NORTH BAY – They’re back. Or at least they will be Robots are expected to take over Nipissing University’s athletic centre next month when the city hosts the regional robotics competition where 36 school from across Ontario will be vying for the opportunity to compete at the world championships in Missouri in April.

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26
Feb

App helps students with ADD/ADHD

By The Mississauga News MISSISSAUGA – Tomken Road Middle School’s First Lego League team finished second at the Ontario provincial competition where 40 finalist teams competed at the University of Waterloo.   For finishing second, the team, known as ADDi2de, has earned the opportunity to compete at the international rounds of their choice, in either Sydney, Australia or Carlsbad, California. 

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25
Feb

Oakville teens headed to worlds after creating method to help people learn English

Oakville Beaver By Herb Garbutt It was about two-and-a-half hours into a marathon brainstorming session and Stephanie Catricala had heard the discussion range from helping seniors with technology to teaching a second language. She couldn’t help but be intrigued when student Andrew Strauss threw out the idea of creating a new language. As she listened, her dad walked by. Pausing

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23
Feb

Local team targets Robotics competition

BY SIMMONS, GARRETT ON FEBRUARY 23, 2015. LETHBRIDGE HERALD Twenty-two students, along with five teacher mentors from Chinook High School and eight technical mentors from Pratt & Whitney Canada, have come together to create the first robotics team in southern Alberta. Their goal? To compete in the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition on April 2. FIRST Robotics Competition is described as

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8
Feb

Young students test their inner scientists at UW’s Lego robotics contest

Waterloo Region Record By Anam Latif WATERLOO — A large gymnasium teemed with noise, excitement and thousands of Lego pieces. Hundreds of nine- to 14-year-old children from across Ontario filled the gymnasium at University of Waterloo on Saturday for the annual FIRST Lego League West Ontario championships. Student teams build robots using Lego pieces and complex programming software. Each year

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5
Feb

King City businessman donates $25K to FIRST Lego League Canada, ventureLAB

King Connection By Tim Kelly The Kingsbridge Conference Centre has stepped up to donate $25,000 to help young people learn more about robotics. The beneficiaries are FIRST Lego League Canada and ventureLAB, who made the announcement Wednesday. FIRST Lego League of Canada runs innovative robotics competitions for kids in grades 4 to 8, including in York Region. The  Kingsbridge Conference

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