FIRST RISE 2020

Throughout history, great civilizations have risen, then fallen. Now it’s our turn to rise—building and bolstering our own planetary metropolis.

This 2019-2020 season, FIRST RISE, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, is setting out to inspire citizens of the galaxy to work together, strengthening and protecting the Force that binds us and creating a place where collaboration and collective wisdom can elevate new ideas and foster growth.

Together, we RISE. Join Us.

Read the official FIRST RISE announcement.

OUR VISION:“…to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”— Dean Kamen, Founder

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.

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

FIRST Launch 2019

For 30 years, FIRST® has inspired millions of young people to reach for the stars.

Blast off with FIRST Launch 2019 and find out what’s possible when we dream big and work together to inspire the next generation of innovators, technology leaders, and changemakers here on Earth – and beyond.

Find out more about all the FIRST programs at FIRST Launch 2019, registration is now open for the 2018/2019 season.

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