UOIT hosts robotics competition PDF Print E-mail

The brightest young engineering minds in Durham Region and across the Greater Toronto Area will converge at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa next month for a contest unlike any other.

On Saturday, December 4, students from more than 30 high schools will go head-to-head, and put their science knowledge and creativity to the test as they challenge each other at UOIT's fifth-annual Robotics Competition. The huge triple gymnasium inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre will be transformed into an arena of racing robot chariots as each competing school will be looking to take home the coveted awards for winning races and for innovative robotics design.

Throughout November the teams took part in workshops and tutorials that were hosted by members of UOIT's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, including Dr. Mikael Eklund, director of Electrical and Software Engineering, and Cliff Chan, Engineering specialist. Students have been learning about robotic systems and how to navigate the track for the December 4 Circus Maximus race.

The public is welcome to attend the showdown and cheer on the students as they demonstrate their developing engineering skills.