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Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics 2019 Competition
March 29 @ 10:00 am - March 30 @ 7:00 pm
The FIRST Robotics 2019 Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional competition, featuring this year’s “Destination: Deep Space” themed battle, takes place at the University of Windsor’s St. Denis Centre March 29 & 30, 2019.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international robotics competition at the high school and grade school levels that fuels a passion among young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
This is the highest level of robotics competition offered by FIRST. High-school students team up with the world’s best technology companies to build the most impressive robots you’ve ever seen. Built from scratch in only 6 weeks, these 5 foot tall, 140 pound robots compete in high intensity robo-sports. With bragging rights at stake for schools and the companies that support them, robotics takes on a pro-sports experience. Watch the best of the best in robotics come out to play.
“The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
The theme for this year’s prestigious international robotics competition is “Destination: Deep Space” presented by Boeing Company to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing.
This year’s competition will welcome The Honourable Paddy Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour on Friday, March 29th from 2:45pm-3:45pm.
This varsity sport for the mind is a program of a US-based organization, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST).
Day 1: March 29
Opening Ceremonies take place from 10am to 10:30am and the competition runs until approximately 7pm.
Day 2: March 30
Opening Ceremonies take places from 8:30am to 5:30pm. The awards ceremony takes place afterwards, running for about one hour.
The public is invited to attend on the above days and admission is free.
Please note: Thursday, March 28 is not open to the public. Robotics teams will be setting up that day.
For more information including a schedule of events visit Windsor Essex First Robotics