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5
Nov

Girls in STEM: Love From A Father

  by Andrea Farias, FIRST Team 4343 and Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council Member   When you think of people who inspire and promote women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), who comes to mind? Most often it’s women role models and champions of girls in STEM. I would like us to recognize the importance of men in this

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2
Nov

Mentorship: The Guiding Star – An Interview with Emily Chung

by Alicia Pan, FIRST Team 6070 and Girls in STEM Student Council Member Upon entering the “real world”, it becomes apparent that there are no set answers that somebody else can provide for us regarding career choices. We each have to forge our own path in our own way. So when the race is something as daunting as gradually shaping

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12
Oct

Introducing the 2018-2019 Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council

  by Erica Rossi, Girls in STEM Student Council Chair The FIRST Canada Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council was created to help give girls a voice and a community in the STEM fields and on FIRST teams. Our mission is to help bridge the gap between boys and girls while developing strategies and initiatives that will aid in overcoming challenges

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6
Sep

Humber College to host FIRST Robotics Competition in 2019

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31
May

A Weekend Up North with the Girls… and some Robots

General Motors Canada’s Stephanie Thompson is our guest blogger this week! Stephanie is a Senior Engineer at GM’s St. Catharines Propulsion Plant, and has been a technical mentor and volunteer with FIRST Robotics Canada for 13 years. Take it away, Stephanie! 32 robot teams. 100 high school girls. 165 minutes of connecting. 990,000 seconds of fun. On May 26th and

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7
Mar

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6485

  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 6485, Mecha Mustangs from L.A. Matheson Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia. 1. What makes your team unique? Team 6485: Our team is unique for several reasons. Our high school is classified as an

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26
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 5031

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 5031, Full Metal Mustangs from Downsview Secondary School in North York, Ontario. 1. How is your team preparing for the 2018 season? Team 5031: Our team is still very young and has lots of potential for growth

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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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