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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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4
Feb

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

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4
Feb

FIRST LEGO League Kids Prove Why Genius Lives in Every Child

by Shahed Saleh, FIRST Team 4903 and Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council Member As a student in FIRST, a large part of my role as an effective leader and advocate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is to assist younger students in my community through their own STEM journeys. I was fortunate this year to be a mentor

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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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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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16
Jan

Event Recap: FIRST LEGO League Ontario East Provincials 2019

This past weekend, Durham College hosted the first of two Ontario Provincial Championships for FIRST LEGO League (FLL). This event would not have been possible without our sponsors: HATCH, SYNNEX Canada, MDA, Qualcomm, Ontario Power Generation, Durham College, UOIT, the Yves Landry Foundation and CanCode.   Thank you to our opening ceremonies speakers Elaine Popp, Vice President – Durham College, Dan Carter, Mayor

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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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10
Jan

Knowing the Difference Between Cooperation and Compliance

by Madison Vickery, FIRST Team 6875 and Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council Member When working as a team, we often find ourselves discussing possible options, actions, and solutions with people who have conflicting opinions. If handled appropriately, conflict can stimulate progressive discussions and bring about positive change. One solution to conflict is to compromise by cooperating with one another

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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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