FIRST Robotics 2020 competition

Friday, March 6, 2020 - Sunday, March 8, 2020
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barrie Campus - 1 Georgian Dr, Barrie, ON, L4M 4H8, Simcoe County
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Dozens of high school students compete in a closed course with their custom-built robots while spectators watch at the FIRST Robotics competition at Georgian Colllege

The robots are coming back to Georgian College for the First Robotics Competition. Between March 6 to 8, up to 30 robots built and programmed by teams of high school students will compete in an epic battle that combines the excitement of a championship sporting event with the practical application of science and technology.

Event overview

  • Friday, March 6: Set up and load in
  • Saturday, March 7: Opening ceremonies and qualifying matches
  • Sunday, March 8: Finals, awards ceremonies and tear down

Information for competing teams

You can find a full event agenda, a list of your competitors and helpful information about food, accommodations, load in, parking and more on the FIRST Robotics Canada website.

How we communicate with you

In addition to posting details on the official FIRST event page, we communicate with teams via email, so team mentors should make sure to check their inboxes regularly for important tips and reminders.

Things to do while you’re here

  • Buy your personalized event T-shirt! You can choose the lettering on the right sleeve. Visit room A132 for all the details: Hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Explore Georgian on a personal tour led by Georgian’s Dean of Technology, Bill Angelakos. Visit the Georgian welcome table outside the gym for the details.
  • Share your experience on social. Use the hashtags #OMGrobots and #RobotsatGeorgian

Information for volunteers

Volunteer registration has now closed. Thank you to everyone who signed up!

What’s in it for you?

  • get free food!
  • receive a free T-shirt
  • pick from nearly 50 roles, from judge to crowd control
  • see cool robots in action
  • support the next generation of tech geeks
  • Georgian students can add this to their co-curricular records

What you can expect

  • clear role descriptions
  • tools and training to do the job
  • respect for your time

What we’re looking for

  • enthusiasm!
  • punctuality
  • availability over a full-day
  • availability for training (date to be confirmed)

Advanced technology at Georgian College

Georgian hosts this event in part because the college truly believes in the importance of training and inspiring the next generation of changemakers and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) specialists. Innovation is key to building sustainable, healthy economies and tackling societal challenges.

That’s also why Georgian has invested in state-of-the art robotics, mechatronics, electronics and environmental labs. Many of these  spaces are located in our Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre.

Check out this video featuring students working on innovative projects in the Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre.

Event sponsors

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

A Canadian maple leaf, Nissan Canada Foundation
Honda; The Power of Dreams
Omron Logo
Page Graphics: Communicate Your True Nature
Advanced Motion Controls Logo
County of Simcoe, For the Greater Good
WE Wurth Elektronik
Georgian College Alumni Association