Toronto, Ontario – On March 5 and 6, 2022, Humber College will host a FIRST Robotics District Competition in partnership with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Canada at its North Campus.
High school students will showcase their design and engineering skills by competing in Canada's largest high school robotics competition. Under strict time limitations, students will build a 120-pound robot that will be challenged to complete tasks on a playing field. Students program and test their machines using skills in engineering, coding, and design. In addition to the scientific aspects, students will have to develop business and marketing plans, fundraisers, and community engagement plans.
This year, FIRST teams will address today’s global challenges related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #9, focused on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation.
“After two years without stepping foot (or wheels) on the field, we are excited to return to in-person events for the FIRST Robotics Competition season. We are equally thrilled to work with our educational partner Humber who will host our first event in 2022,” said Dave Ellis, president FIRST Robotics Canada.
Humber College is home to an award-winning Mechatronics skills varsity team and is a national leader in the field. Students learn alongside representatives from leading companies in robotics, 3D printing, and collaborative digital technologies.
“Humber believes work-integrated and hands-on learning are integral parts of the educational experience, and this competition represents a real-world engineering challenge that will help students develop their technical and team building skills,” said Chris Whitaker, president and CEO, Humber College. “The creativity and skill demonstrated by participants proves that in the hands of the next generation of talented minds, we have a bright future.”
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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Humber College is focused on our students' future. As a global leader in polytechnic education, Humber students receive in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections. Humber provides career-focused education to more than 38,000 full-time and 19,000 part-time students and professional learners in-person at three main Toronto locations and online. A comprehensive range of credentials, including honours undergraduate degrees, Ontario graduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates, prepare career-ready global citizens to move seamlessly from education to employment. More than 86 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.
About FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international non-profit organization designed to inspire students to pursue further studies and careers in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. Students develop skills in problem-solving, innovation, leadership and teamwork as well as design, manufacturing, programming and testing. FIRST’s programs reach 300,000 students in 70 countries. FIRST Robotics Canada, a Canadian non-profit started in 2002, now reaches 20,000 Canadian students.
For more information about FIRST Robotics Canada, visit firstroboticscanada.org.
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