Innovative Robotics May 2018

The Stargazer News

FIRST World Championship 2018

HNMCS Robotics students (part of the Orbit 360 team) reign supreme as one of nine finalists in Ontario across 157 teams. The team was victorious at the 2nd District Event at York University winning the prestigious Chairman’s award 

More than 30,000 students from 74 countries and more than 30,000 sponsors, spectators, coaches and volunteers all converged in Detroit from April 29 to May 2 to take part in the world’s largest celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). HNMCS’ senior robotics students made the most of the opportunity, attending the Innovation Fair, watching the robot matches, including witnessing Orbit Robotics, Oakville’s FIRST Robotics Team advance to the quarter finals on the Tesla field, its designated field of competition. Two of our students were part of the Orbit Robotics Team.


Students had the opportunity to see different levels of robotics teams with over 400 FIRST Robotics Competition teams; 128 FIRST Tech Challenge teams; 108 FIRST LEGO League teams and 60 FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams.


The Senior Robotics students are truly inspired to step into the future as tomorrow’s innovators and empowered to further develop the robotics programme at HNMCS.

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RoboScience Expo 2018

FRC Team 1360, Orbit Robotics, and HNMCS hosted the third annual RoboScience Expo community outreach event on May 12 at our campus.


Students ranging in age from 7 to 17 from across the Greater Toronto Area took part in several STEM activities, including live action robot displays. RoboScience Expo was the perfect venue for families in the community to drop in, get some hands-on experience with STEM, learn about the exciting opportunities in robotics and engineering and see up close the innovations from FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams, ​FIRST Robotics Competition teams, VEX Robotics Competition teams and university groups such as the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR 3 Team. ​The event was free but donations of canned goods were graciously accepted for the Kerr Street Mission Food Bank.