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August 2017

31
Aug

DEEP Summer Academy Update

by Celeste Nantel The FIRST programs are often appraised on the diversity of skills the students involved can learn. Design, Programming, Electronics, Manufacturing, and more, and that’s only the technical skills! For the past three years, I have been a member of FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team 1360 Orbit Robotics. The conflict I faced was my interest in ALL of

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30
Aug

Applications open for TKS Toronto’s Student Innovation Program

The applications for a new innovation and entrepreneurship program called The Knowledge Society (TKS) are now open. TKS is founded and led by successful entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, who have built and sold companies, and have advised Fortune 500 CEOs around the world. TKS is selecting ambitious students across Toronto to expose them to next-generation topics like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual

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18
Aug

A Weekend to Remember

by Mehakdeep Khela, FRC Team 6387 — Discobots Canada On Saturday, May 28, 2017, FIRST Canada held a weekend for girls in FIRST. This weekend outlined struggles that girls face in the STEM fields and how to cope with these challenges. This weekend really helped me personally become stronger, realize my potential, and grow more resilient. There were many guest

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11
Aug

Allies Advance Ideas and Innovation

by Kouthar Waled, FRC Team 772 — the Sabre Bytes Every year, there are more girls joining FIRST Robotics teams. There are still struggles, however, that females face when joining and participating in these teams. Females on teams are more likely to report not being taken seriously in discussions and when working on the robot, and are more likely not

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4
Aug

Huge Win For ‘The Hydrators’

It was in late May when Trot Insider featured a story about a group of eight youngsters from west of Toronto that were making significant strides in the field of equine hydration. The ‘E-Bots Hydrators’ team had won multiple competitions and was headed to a very exclusive world competition in Washington, DC, which Trot Insider has learned they won. The E-Bots Hydrators have designed a watering

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