Waterloo Robotics Competition for High School "Mech-Heads"

November 30, 2006

The University of Waterloo announced yesterday that it is inviting high school students across southwestern Ontario to participate in the first round of the FIRST international competition in robotics. Teams of high school students and their mentors work to solve a common problem in a six-week period using a standard parts kit and common rules. "FIRST is the acronym for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. This is really about making science, math, engineering and technology as cool for kids as sports are today." The UW-hosted event is one of two Canadian venues hosting a regional FIRST competition in 2007. The other takes place at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. UW media release