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17
Nov

FIRST Alumni Careers: Jash Javeri

Recent graduate and FRC team 1241 alumni Jash Javeri has entered the workforce and is now a proud employee of Scotiabank. FIRST caught up with Jash to get an update on his job, experience, and advice for others looking to get into the industry. Q1: What is your job at Scotiabank? JJ: I am part of a program that Scotiabank

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13
Nov

TD Grant Opportunity 2018

TD is thrilled to offer six (6) $2,500 grants to support teams in Ontario who are making a demonstrable effort to encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their communities. FIRST Robotics Canada (FRC) Ontario teams can apply for the grants from TD by submitting a video that highlights how your team is encouraging STEM engagement and participating in outreach

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10
Nov

SHAD 2018 Scholarship Opportunity (Gr. 10-12)

FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to partner with SHAD for the second year in a row. One FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) student will be awarded a full scholarship to attend SHAD 2018, a value of $5500. SHAD is a summer enrichment program that provides the opportunity for high potential high school students (grade 10 – 12) to spend the month

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2
Nov

Crossing Bridges

Crossing Bridges – SHAD and FIRST Robotics by Kim Nguyen “FIRST” things first… did you get my lame joke? As comedic as I believe I am, let me give you a proper introduction. Hello! My name is Kim Nguyen, I am an International Baccalaureate (IB) Student enrolled at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario and I have been involved in

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26
Oct

Microsponsorship on FIRST Teams

by Erica Rossi, FRC Team 5885 — The Villanova WiredCats Last month, the Girls in STEM Student Executive Advisory Council had a discussion pertaining to microaggression and how to counteract it with microsponsorship. Microsponsorship counters microaggression by recognizing and including people who might be overlooked due to their differences. But what does this really mean? From an early age we

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11
Oct

Challenging Gender Stereotypes for Our Siblings

by Madison Vickery, FRC Student As a child I was always encouraged by my parents to step outside of the borders set for females and to pursue my interests; whatever they may be. My interests growing up revolved around STEM. My whole life I knew that I wanted to go into the engineering field, but it wasn’t until grade seven

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3
Oct

Thank You, Dad!

by Jessica Kelso, FIRST Team 1305 — Ice Cubed For me, one of the most impactful people in my life has been my dad. As a 16-year-old girl on a robotics team and involved in other STEM-related activities, I believe that I stand out in my group of female friends because of my dad’s positive influence. The environment a girl

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7
Sep

GSL Group sponsors BC Regional Robotics Competition in Victoria, B.C.!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosts FIRST Robotics Competition in 2018 Toronto, ON, (September 7, 2017) – FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to partner with GSL Group to present the B.C. Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in 2018. From March 14th until 16th, 2018, GSL Group will host approximately thirty robotics teams—along with their robots, built and programmed by high

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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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