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January 2017

28
Jan

Epic battle of robots coming to Georgian

Robotics competition pits 35 robots, built and programmed by teams of Ontario high school students, against one another in an epic battle that combines sport, science, and teamwork   NEWS RELEASE GEORGIAN COLLEGE ************************* Georgian will host Barrie’s largest-ever robotics competition on Mar. 25 and 26 at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre. The FIRST Robotics Competition will pit 35 robots, built and

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23
Jan

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 5630

Microsoft has generously offered grants for teams across Canada in 2017. During the months of January, February, and March, we’re highlighting Microsoft-sponsored teams! We talked to Team 5630 and asked them a few questions about the robotics season so far. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 5630: The 2017 game looks promising. On the

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20
Jan

Dads of Daughters in STEM – Interview with Dr. Elliott Coleshill

by Kim Cooper As part of the Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council, I’m honoured to collaborate with a group of talented leaders—including Dr. Elliott Coleshill. After a few short minutes chatting with Dr. Coleshill, it was abundantly evident to me that this man has the background, knowledge, and experience that far surpasses even the notorious bearded man claimed to be the “most interesting man

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9
Jan

2016 FIRST Robotics Scholarships for Ontario Universities

Many Ontario universities and colleges are recognizing the skills and commitment that students participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition have and are offering scholarships to graduating students participating in FRC.  For more information on the scholarships offered by each of these schools and a complete list of scholarships offered to FIRST students across the world, click on the image below.   University of Ontario Institute

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7
Jan

FIRST Walk-in and Online Help Desk Resources

FIRST Robotics Canada and FIRST Robotics Competition teams are working together to provide the FIRST Walk-In Help Centre and the Online Help Desk.  Any team can ask experienced teams for help and support throughout the build season through either of these resources. Visit the resources page on these tools.