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JUNIOR ROBOTICS COMPETITION TO BE HELD AT VANIER

MONTREAL, APRIL 27, 2016 – The Educational Alliance for Science and Technology (E.A.S.T) will present the 14th annual Junior Robotics Competition at Vanier College in Saint Laurent (821 Sainte-Croix) on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30. More than 300 students, forming 75 teams from 17 schools, will be competing this year.

The competition consists of Soccer, Search and Rescue, On Stage (Dance) and Triathlon. In this event, students are asked to build and program robots (Lego) to meet a specific challenge designed for the competition. During the two-day action packed affairs, student teams compete with each other in an exciting and motivating environment where they learn programming and team building skills in a fun camaraderie atmosphere.

“You get to explore the whole range of engineering disciplines with robotics,” said Steven Dahdah, a former participant from Royal West Academy and now an engineering student at McGill. “Robotics for kids is one of the best gateways into engineering, science and technology.”

From the EMSB participating schools are Merton, Royal Vale, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Cedarcrest, Gardenview, Bancroft, General Vanier, Edinburgh, St. Dorothy, Dalkeith, Royal West Academy, Vincent Massey Collegiate and Focus. From Lester B. Pearson School Board there is Riverdale High School, Dorval Elementary and Margaret Manson Elementary. Representing the private sector is Selwyn House.

The hours of competition are: Friday April 29 (9 am to 2:30 pm) and Saturday, April 30 (9 am to 3 pm). An awards ceremony commences at 2 pm.

For more information log on to: http://sciencetech.ca/events/junior-robotics-competition.



Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca