Careers

29
Mar

Annika Pint: Bringing Kids and STEM Together, One Robot at a Time

As adults, we understand that science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) are important. We know they’re the reason we have safe bridges, sleek skyscrapers, new cures for diseases, missions to outer space … and smartphones that take the perfect selfies. But for kids, these are just the end results. They’re thinking: learning this stuff is hard; is it really worth

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8
Mar

Five Inspiring Keynotes from Women in STEM

March 8 is International Women’s Day. And to celebrate, we want to share five of our favourite keynotes from women in STEM. Was it hard to narrow it down to just five? Absolutely. Because, as we’re sure you’ll agree, the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are full of intelligent, innovative, and inspiring women. And yet, there is still

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4
Feb

A Day in the Life of an MDA Space Engineer Contest!

FIRST Robotics Canada and MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, are proud to launch “A Day in the Life of an MDA Space Engineer Contest!” Ever wondered what a Space Engineer does? Wonder no longer! One lucky student will have the incredible opportunity to visit the MDA facility in Brampton, ON and experience what happens in a day in the life a

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28
Jan

Thank You, CenterLine!

  CenterLine currently sponsors ten FIRST Robotics Competition teams and two FIRST LEGO League teams in the Windsor-Essex area. CenterLine sponsors these teams monetarily and also offers support for building materials, mentoring, and a location to work for some teams. CenterLine was the reason that team 772 could compete in their 2013 season due to the strikes in their school

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14
Jan

Unbound Curiosity: An Interview with RBC’s Ingrid Versnel

by Shahed Saleh, FIRST Team 4903 and Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council Member   The true beauty of the human mind is its seemingly boundless ability to learn. When facing adversity with an open mind, it can gain any skill, concur challenges, and develop stronger strategies to add to its arsenal of knowledge. A key catalyst for this is a simple

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19
Nov

FIRST Alumna to Participate in Rocket Launch

  While students within FIRST programs are excitedly preparing for a space launch in 2019, FIRST Alumna Megan Gran is getting ready for a real live space launch in Norway next year! Megan is from FIRST team 4069, Lo-Ellen Robotics, from Sudbury, Ontario.   Check out how she got involved in space engineering at York’s Lassonde School of Engineering and

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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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