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Union Gas throws its support behind Elite Robot ‘Rumble’

In the annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) run by FIRST Robotics Canada, high school students team up with technology companies to build 5-foot, 140-pound robots to compete in high-intensity “robo-sports”. Volunteer professional mentors are assigned to each team.  In just six weeks, the teams of 25 students or more raise funds, design a team “brand,” and build and program robots to perform specific tasks against competitors in regional events held in several provinces. FRC teams can earn a place in a world championship, and this year, Ontario participants can also qualify for over $16 million in university scholarships.

Tech Triangle‘s insight:

“I can’t think of a more exciting way to learn about math, science and technology and business than by building a robot and then testing its chops in this kind of high-energy showdown,”

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