FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is the organization that runs the robotics league we compete in. Their goal, and subsequently ours, is to inspire young minds to get involved in STEAM fields. These include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art though creativity, and Math.
Who We Are
We are a team of about 40 high school students who manage a team and build a robot and each year to compete in provincial, national, and international competitions. During a 6 week period in January to February called Build Season, we design, prototype, build, and program a robot to compete in the year’s game. You can find more information about last year’s game and robot here.
Last Year's Robot
Our robot from the 2016/2017 season, Steamworks, is called Pita. Pita competed at two competitions; the Georgian College District Event in Barrie and the McMaster University District Event in Hamilton.
Pita also competed and made it to the semi-finals at two off-season events; Southwest International and the STEMley Cup Championship.
One of our main focuses as a team that operates under FIRST ® is to positively impact and promote STEAM in our community. We do this by hosting and attending several events around the year, and by mentoring other FIRST teams such as FIRST LEGO League teams and Junior FIRST LEGO League teams in our community.
Our team is funded by a variety of public and private sponsors. We would like to thank all of our genorous sponsors for their continuous support! If your company would like to consider sponsoring us, we are available to book presentations at your company or business. We also accept leads for potential company sponsors!