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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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30
Mar

FIRST robotics at Georgian College

There’s nothing new about hundreds of high-school students hurrying into a gym to gear up for a weekend sporting event. What makes this group different is they don’t have to be athletically inclined to compete for, and win, these championships. “This is a sport where you can go professional and you don’t have to have won the genetic lottery and

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30
Mar

CTV Barrie: Robots at Georgian College

This year’s Ontario District Georgian College Event was covered by CTV.  Check out the video clip on CTV’s website!

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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27
Mar

Students Compete for Robotic Domination in North Bay

Both 1305 and 5807 qualified for the Worlds in St Louis. 5807 via wild card and 1305 by winning the engineering inspiration award. It was a battle of the ‘bots’ at Nipissing University on Friday and Saturday as teams of high school students from Ontario, Quebec and New York competed in the 2016 North Bay Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. After the two days of

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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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8
Dec

Peel youngsters build Lego robots, advance to provincial competition next month

Burgeoning engineers from Mississauga’s after-school program Zebra Robotics may be living proof that learning can be fun. Two teams, aged 9 to 13, took in some valuable coding and programming skills while playing with Lego building blocks at recent competitions. After winning regional First Lego League tournaments at Rick Hansen and Fletcher’s Meadows secondary schools late last month, the Robo

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7
Dec

Students compete in largest lego tournament ever held in Essex County

Leena Shaya and some school friends spent most of Sunday playing with Lego. What they brought to their play date, however, went way beyond a simple block house or tower. Shaya and her friends were part of a 10-student team from L.A. Desmarais elementary school taking part in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Lego

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