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FIRST® Robotics Competition: Ontario District Durham College Event 2018

March 4
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Oshawa Campus
Oshawa campus

Durham College (DC) will once again host a FIRST® Robotics Competition Ontario district event at the Oshawa campus on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4.

FIRST®, an acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an international not-for-profit organization in charge of this robotic competition that encourages young people to solve an engineering design problem in a competitive way, while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills. FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

Over two days of competition, close to 1,000 high-school students from across Ontario on 38 teams will battle each other and demonstrate their engineering skills and knowledge by building their own robots and working together to play the arcade-themed game, FIRST® POWER UPSM, which finds teams trapped in an 8bit video game world and required to use power cubes to defeat the game’s boss.

Admission to the FRC event is free and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

When: Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4

Saturday, March 3
10 a.m. Opening ceremonies
10:30 a.m. Qualification matches
1 p.m. Lunch break
2 p.m. Qualification matches
6:30 p.m. End of day’s competition

Sunday, March 4
8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies
9 a.m. Qualification matches
12:30 p.m. Alliance selections
1 p.m. Lunch break
2 p.m. Playoff matches
5 p.m. Awards ceremony

Where: CRWC gymnasiums, Oshawa campus

Parking: free parking is available in Founders lot 2.