Interviews

10
May

Alex Wilcox: The Problem Solver

FIRST Robotics Canada has a lot of amazing volunteers that work countless hours behind the scenes to keep our events running smoothly. We’re introducing some of them in a new series of volunteer profiles. If there’s a last-minute behind-the-scenes problem at one of the Ontario FIRST Robotics Competition events, there’s a good chance Alex Wilcox is fixing it. Alex (left)

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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

Microsoft Team of the Week – The Pink Titans

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout competition season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we profile FIRST team 5719, the Pink Titans, from David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute in Toronto. This group of enthusiastic students is having an excellent season so far. Read on to find out what they’re most excited about, their

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1
Mar

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team IDLX 15479

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Canada! This week we profile FTC Team IDLX from Kwantlen Park Secondary School in Surrey, BC. This all-girls team is just getting started in robotics. How’s they’re rookie season going so far? Here’s what they have to say… Let’s get to know the team—and they’re robot named George—a bit better. Who is

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22
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 5672

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout competition season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we profile FIRST team 5672 from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island. Let’s get to know this all First Nations robotics team—and see the progress they’re making this year. When Wikwemikong High School decided to put a team together in

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15
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6865

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout competition season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we profile FIRST team 6865 from Manitoulin, Island. Check out the update they sent on their progress so far this year! In our second year, the 6865 Manitoulin Metal Robotics Team is busy at work getting ready for the Destination

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8
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 6178

Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout competition season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we profile Madison from FIRST team 6178 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Madison shares her experience on the team. I became involved in our robotics team when I was in grade 9, and have been a dedicated team member for four

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2
Feb

Microsoft Team of the Week – Team 7564

  Thank you to Microsoft for supporting FIRST Robotics Competition! Throughout competition season, we will get to know Microsoft-sponsored teams. This week we profile 17-year-old Vanessa from FIRST team 7564 in Oshawa, Ontario. Vanessa shares her impression of FIRST and STEM. I recently joined FIRST Robotics Competition Team 7564 in its rookie season. Almost immediately upon joining the robotics team I

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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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21
Nov

The Journey of a Champion: An Interview with Aecon’s Sangeetha Vigneswaran

by Shahed Saleh, FIRST Team 4903 and Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council Member As a senior student in my last year of high school, society tasks me with the daunting decision of determining what it is I wish to do, but more importantly, what impact I want to make with my career. My seventeen years of life have not

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