FIRST Robotics Canada – Get Your Robot On
If you were at our latest event at Google, you may have heard our network member Teresa Sing share information about FIRST Robotics Canada. Teresa is a mentor and is actively involved in FIRST – an organization dedicated to inspiring young people to pursue studies and careers in science, technology and engineering. They pursue their mission primarily through running robotics competitions for school-age students at the elementary, junior high school and senior high school level.
FRC Team 1325 – Inverse Paradox team1325.com (This is Teresa’s team – if you make it to an event be sure to cheer them on!) will be competing at FRC GTR West on March 28-30 with the webcasts Friday and Saturday. Should you have any inquires or plan to attend any of the events, please let Teresa know and she will arrange students to meet you and show you around.
The team also won the FIRST GTR East Regional tournament in Oshawa earlier this month which qualifies the team to go to the world championships in St. Louis April April 24 – 27!
Here is some more information:
2013 Canadian FRC Events
• Waterloo Regional (March 21-23, 2013)
• Greater Toronto Regional West (March 28-30, 2013) – Hershey Centre
• Western Canadian Regional (April 4-6, 2013)
• FIRST Championships in St. Louis (April 24-27, 2013)
Regional and Qualifying Events usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/regional-events
Events are free and open to the public to attend. If you can’t attend, you can watch all the tournaments (and international tournaments) via webcast at http://www.watchfirstnow.com
The regionals are looking for volunteers. A lot of fun and great people to meet! firstroboticscanada.org/main/volunteer
Want more details? You can reach out to Teresa at teresa.sing @ rogers.com