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January 2016

22
Jan

They came, they built, they conquered: LEGO robots roll onto campus

Nearly 400 students from across Ontario put their LEGO robot programming skills to the ultimate test at this year’s FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships. In preparation for the January 16 event held on campus, students between the ages of nine and 14 applied math and science concepts to research, design, build and program autonomous robots using LEGO

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12
Jan

Youth robotics team aim to put mattress recycling issue to bed

A group of seven local girls under the age of 12 have helped convince City Council to spring into action when it comes to mattress recycling. The FIRST Lego robotics team from Sunset Park Public School, called The Frozen Royals, staged a presentation in Council Chambers on Monday night, where they pitched the politicians on the idea of lobbying the provincial

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5
Jan

FIRST Lego League York Qualifier

This elementary school age robotics competition was sponsored by FIRST Robotics Canada and run by the Robotics team at Markham District High (FRC Team 5428). The qualifier event was held at Markham District High School where 18 teams from York Region competed in a contest called TRASH TREK using Lego Mindstorm robots that the teams have been working on since

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