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Members’ Statement: FIRST Robotics Competition in North Bay

April 12, 2017

Queen’s Park- “Last week Nipissing University hosted its fourth FIRST Robotics Competition in North Bay.

The event brought in 27 teams of talented individuals from high-schools all across Ontario.

Teams match up with some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology companies to build some truly amazing machines.

In just six weeks, students put together robots designed to compete in high-intensity robotic sports.

The competition tests team member’s intellect, creativity, and overall strategy.

The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology organization inspires our youth to take an interest and pursue careers in science, technology, and engineering.

This year’s competition saw its fair share of impressive builds.

But in the end, North Bay’s very own Team 1305 came out on top!

This is the first time a team from North Bay has ever swept the competition.

Their outstanding performance has earned them and their robot Clark, a spot at the Ontario District Championship this weekend.

I wish them the best of luck, and I hope to see Team 1305 and Clark at the world Championship later this month!” concluded Fedeli

Video: https://youtu.be/EV1_3zyxeS8


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