Interviews

17
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6875

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition. This week we talked to team 6875, Build a Dream Robotics—Amazon Warriors, a community team from LaSalle, Ontario, a Microsoft-sponsored-team. 1. What makes your team unique? Team 6875: This is a very exciting time for our team as it is our rookie season. We are very excited to be a part of the

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12
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 7013

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout the FRC season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week FIRST team 7013 ACCN TECHTRONIX reported on their experience. ACCN TECHTRONIX is the first Black robotics team in Canada to enter a FIRST Robotics Competition. ACCN TECHTRONIX is made up of 25 males and females from various Toronto neighbourhoods. Ryerson

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5
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6331

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout the FRC season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we talked to FIRST team 6331, Sabotage from École Secondaire l’Essor in Tecumseh, Ontario. 1. What makes your team unique? Team 6331:Our team was founded by a female mentor; therefore we are very focused on gender equality in the workplace

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12
Dec

FIRST Alumni Careers: Alex Wigle

FRC team 854 alumni Alex Wigle started his engineering career at Hatch. Check out what Alex had to say about his experience so far. Q1. What’s your job at Hatch and how long have you been there? AW: I joined Hatch in June 2015 and I work as a Piping EIT within the High Pressure Metallurgy group designing autoclave pressure vessels. I

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5
Dec

FIRST Alumni Careers: Emily Haws

FRC team 1305 alumni Emily Haws entered an exciting career in journalism at The Hill Times. Emily shared some insight on her job and how FIRST experience has helped her along the way! Q1: Tell us about your job and exactly what you do? EH: I am a news reporter for The Hill Times, which is a twice-weekly newspaper that covers Parliament Hill.

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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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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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21
Apr

Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council – Interview with Bruce Wannamaker

Bruce Wannamaker is Vice President and Investment Counselor at RBC PH&N Investment Counsel. He’s also a supporter of FIRST Canada and a member of the Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council. FIRST talked to Bruce about supporting females in STEM. FIRST Robotics Canada: How and why did your daughter get interested in STEM fields?  Bruce: This is a great question and one that is hard to pin point.

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5
Apr

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 3996

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! This week we talked to 3996 , Team RiKitik from Rimouski, Quebec. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 3996: FIRST Steamworks is a beautiful challenge to develop engineering skills. While amazing teams can

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14
Mar

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6046

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! This week we talked to 6046,  Team Tecking from King City, Ontario. FIRST Robotics Canada: How do you feel about the 2017 game? Team 6046: After watching the reveal video on kick-off day, everyone on the team was very

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