McMaster University will be hosting one of Canada’s premier science, technology and engineering competitions for high school-aged students on April 8-9, 2017.
More than 1,000 students, volunteers, parents and sponsors are expected to come to campus for a FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition. The competition for high school students will pit the best young minds in a qualifying match to design and build robots to solve a problem.
The district competition is one of several in a series of successive events FIRST Robotics runs in Ontario. Teams must compete in at least two district events where they accumulate points. The top 60 teams in Ontario will be invited to compete at the District Championship at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. The winners of that event go on to represent Ontario in a FIRST Championship Event.
In partnership with FIRST, McMaster University is offering two McMaster FIRST Engineering Scholarships each valued at $5,000 CAD to grade 12 students planning to attend McMaster for engineering, BTech or computer science.
The application, found here, is due on April 28, 2017.