FIRST World Championships Wrap Up

All the BC teams had a great time at the Championships in Houston from 
April 17-20, 2019.

Congratulations to all three of our Dean’s List Finalists,  Ines 
Khouider FTC 3491 FIX IT, Christian Turpin  FTC 13464, and Aashna 
Thapar FRC 6390 Hephaestus.  Ines was able to get a picture with Dean 
Kamen.

Dean's List Finalist Inez Khouider with Dean Kamen

Our FIRST Lego League Team, 33968 Forces of the Galaxy, won 1st for Teamwork!

Forces of the Galaxy wins the Teamwork award.

Robotics for Kids – Info Session April 6

FIRST LEGO League Jr. introduces STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 years of age. All skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical.

Guided by two or more adult Coaches, teams explore a real-world scientific problem – this season: Living on the Moon! They create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a LEGO model of what they learned. Part of the model is motorized and programmed with LEGO WeDo. In the process, kids learn about teamwork, respect, sharing, and critical thinking.

The FIRST LEGO League Jr. season culminates with an Expo where teams show their work, and where they meet, share ideas, and have fun. 

FLL Jr. project
FLL Jr. project

What: Information Session about FLLJr.

Find out what it is all about and get ready to register a team!

You can register right now for the “Mission Moon” challenge and
EXPO on June 15, or you can wait for next season’s challenge, with
registration starting in May.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:30- 4:00 pm

Where: Juan de Fuca Library, 1759 Island Hwy.

(West Shore Recreation Centre Complex)

Who: Teachers, Parents, Kids

FRC Competition Results

The Canadian Pacific Regional FIRST Robotics Competition was held in Victoria at the Save-In Foods Memorial Arena on March 7-9, 2019.

Congratulations to FRC 2438 ‘Iobotics from Hawaii who won the Chairman’s Award and advance to the Championships in Houston.

Other Championship Qualifying Awards include:

  • Engineering Inspiration Award – 6390 Hepaestus  (North Surrey Secondary)
  • Regional Winners – 359 Hawaiian Kids (Waialua High & Intermediate School)
  • Regional Winners – 7498 Wingus & Dingus (New Zealand)
  • Regional Winners – 7796 Burnett Robotics (J.N. Burnett Secondary School, Richmond)
  • Wildcard – 846 The Funky Monkeys (Lynbrook High, California)
  • Wildcard – 6364 Ten Ton Robotics (West Vancouver)
  • Rookie All Star Award – 7787 Reynolds Reybots (Reynolds Secondary School, Victoria)

Aashna Thapar from team Hephaestus received a FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award.

Josh Klar is the Volunteer of the Year award winner.

Payton Wong received the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award.

Full List of Award Winners
https://frc-events.firstinspires.org/2019/BCVI/awards

FRC Canadian Pacific Regional

From March 7th to 9th, 2019, 30+ robotics teams, along with their robots, built and programmed by high school students, will compete at the Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

List of FRC 2019 Award Winners

All FIRST events are open to the public and free. Best public viewing will be Friday and Saturday afternoon (closes at 5pm).

Aimed at providing learning and development opportunities for kids in technology, this competition will showcase the robots in an epic battle that combines sport, science, and teamwork.

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