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26th April 2012

Regional Robotics Event Winners Move On To International Championships

first roboticsOver the course of the last several weeks, students from 120 high schools (78 from Ontario, 32 from Quebec, 2 from Alberta, 1 from Nova Scotia, 5 from the United States and 2 from Mexico) took part in the FIRST Robotics Competition – the largest high school robotics competition in Canada. Eighteen of these teams earned spots at the 2012 World Championship event, currently underway at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

“The students that participate in FIRST Robotics competitions develop life-long communication, team work and leadership skills along with a higher level of confidence, which are required for their future success in the business or academic world,” said Mark Breadner, Executive Director of FIRST Robotics Canada. “We are very proud that so many Canadian student teams have moved onto the next level.”

The following Canadian student teams will move on to the 2012 World Championships:

Greater Toronto East Regional, Oshawa, Ontario, March 8-10, 2012:
Award Team Name City
Winner #1 1114 Governor Simcoe SS St. Catharine’s, ON
Winner #2 2056 Orchard Park SS Stoney Creek, ON
Winner #3 1219 Emery CI Toronto, ON
Chairman’s Award 1114 Governor Simcoe SS St. Catharine’s, ON
Waterloo Regional, Waterloo, Ontario, March 22-24, 2012:
Award Team Name City
Winner #1 1114 Governor Simcoe SS St. Catharine’s, ON
Winner #2 2056 Orchard Park SS Stoney Creek, ON
Winner #3 4372 PRDG HS Cambridge, ON
Chairman’s Award 2056 Orchard Park SS Stoney Creek, ON
Greater Toronto West Regional, Mississauga, Ontario, March 29-31, 2012:
Award Team Name City
Winner #1 2056 Orchard Park SS Stoney Creek, ON
Winner #2 4001 St. Robert CHS Thornhill, ON
Winner #3 2200 M. M. Robinson HS Burlington, ON
Chairman’s Award 1241 Rick Hansen SS Mississauga, ON

The 2012 FIRST Robotics Canada Event Sponsors are:

Platinum: Research In Motion
Gold: Bruce Power, Hatch
Silver: University of Toronto, SYNNEX Corporation, Thales, TMMC
Bronze: Google, Bell, General Motors, Ontario Power Generation, Rockwell Automation, University of Waterloo
Pit Sponsor: Magna

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 5:03 am and is filed under Contests, Events, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    10:10 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Regional Robotics Event Winners Move On To International Championships http://t.co/ynGBOYxl

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