Humber College – North Campus, Athletic Centre
205 Humber College Blvd
Sounds of metal clanging, power tools buzzing and engines whirring will once again fill the Athletic Centre at Humber College’s North Campus from March 17-19 as 400+ high school students take part in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, the FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate sport for the mind. The competition provides high school students and their community mentors the opportunity to collaborate and work together to solve a common problem.
During the two-day competition, 30+ teams representing schools from London to Kingston, Ontario will flex their engineering, coding and design skills as they put their homemade robots to the test in a series of specially designed challenges.
FIRST Robotics Canada events are live-streamed to Twitch.
Watch the video to see the 2022 FIRST Robotics Competition at Humber College North Campus.
Under strict rules, with limited time and resources, FIRST® Robotics Competition teams use sophisticated technology to build and program industrial-sized robots to play an action-packed, alliance-based game on a themed field. With professional mentors and sponsors, students learn engineering and problem-solving skills that they can apply to real-world situations today and in the future. Each team creates a team identity, raises funds to meet its goals, and works to promote STEM in their community.
In the CHARGED UP℠ presented by Haas challenge, FIRST Robotics Competition teams will unlock the power of engineering to transform renewable energy and power a better future.
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.