Special Programs

FIRST Robotics

In the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), high-school students team up with the world’s best technology companies to build the most impressive robots you’ve ever seen. Built from scratch in only 6 weeks, these 5 foot tall, 140 pound robots compete in high intensity robo-sports. With bragging rights at stake for schools and the companies that support them, robotics takes on a pro-sports experience. “The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against competitors. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

The HDSB Currently has 10 FIRST Robotics teams. Some robotics teams are also associated with SHSM programs and Dual Credit Programs. For Information on Robotics programs, contact your guidance counsellor or the guidance office of the participating school.

School & Team Number Social Media Program Teacher Lead

Burlington Central 2386

@trojans2386

Engineering, Manufacturing and Robotics SHSM

 

Mohawk Dual Credit

Chris Arnold

Craig Kielburger 4992

@ckss_team4992

Information and Communications Technology SHSM

Mike Druiven

Frank Hayden 6323

@haydenrobotics


 
 

Tyler Wright

Garth Webb 5409

@gwssrobotics


 

Energy SHSM

Chris Brooks-Prenger

Georgetown District 4976

@revoltrobotics

Welding OYAP

 

Engineering, Manufacturing and Robotics SHSM 

Wayne Melnick

M.M. Robinson 2200

@mmrambotics

Engineering, Manufacturing and Robotics SHSM

Dave Hammel

Milton District 3571 

@frc3571

Engineering, Manufacturing and Robotics SHSM

Eric Daviau 

Andy Sterpin

Oakville Trafalgar 1374

@1374robotics

Engineering, Manufacturing and Robotics SHSM

 

Information and Communications Technology SHSM


 

Charles Woods

Oakville Trafalgar 1334

@1334robotics


 

Engineering, Manufacturing and Robotics SHSM

 

Information and Communications Technology SHSMs

Charles Woods