News

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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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

FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to partner with SHAD for the third year in a row. One FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) student will be awarded a full scholarship to attend SHAD 2019, a value of $5 700. New this year, a full scholarship to attend SHAD 2019 will also be awarded to an Indigenous FRC Canada student. SHAD is a summer enrichment program where high

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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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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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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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