FIRST Robotics Competition

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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You’re invited to Georgian’s first-ever FIRST Robotics Competition!

The Athletic Centre at the Barrie Campus will be the battle site for 35 teams of high school students competing with robots they’ve built and programmed. It’s sport, science and teamwork together.

“Georgian is proud – and excited – to host its first, of what we hope to be many, robotics events,” says MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College. “Innovation is key to sustainability, building a healthy economy and tackling societal challenges. This competition will demonstrate that our future is in the very capable hands of the next generation of talented scientists, engineers and technologists.”

Not sure what a robotics competition is all about? Check out this animated video about the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition:

It’s all about teamwork

Students will work together in teams to design, prototype, build, program and test their machines using a wide variety of skills like CNC machining, CAD, math, programming and welding. Teams also develop business and marketing plans, as well as outreach initiatives including fundraising and community engagement. Two teams from Simcoe County will participate in the Georgian event.

The team whose robot gains the most points according to game rules will be recognized in an awards ceremony March 26. Teams are also judged on teamwork, engineering excellence and entrepreneurial spirit.

This is one of nine competitions to take place across Ontario this year. The award-winning teams will move on to provincial championships in April in Mississauga to fight for a spot at the FRC World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri.


March 25 and 26, 2017


Georgian College, Barrie Campus Athletic Centre (J Building)

While you’re here

While at Georgian, you’re invited to explore the Barrie Campus’ state-of-the-art robotics, electrical and computer labs. You can also access campus food services while you’re here.

Thanks to these sponsors

Presenting sponsor

Nissan logo

Georgian team pit and machine shop sponsor

Honda logo
Information for participants
Volunteer at the event
How to get here

Key events

Saturday, March 25

  • Opening ceremonies: 10 a.m.
  • Qualification matches: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Qualification matches: 2 to 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 26

  • Opening ceremonies: 9 a.m.
  • Qualification matches: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Playoff and final rounds: 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Awards ceremony: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

See full schedule for more details.

Food lounge and meal sponsor

Prodomax automation logo

Event partners

investbarrie logo
Page Graphics logo

Event supporter

Advanced Motion logo