Georgian College is being invaded by robots on Mar. 15-17.
The Barrie campus will play host to an epic battle of the metal machines at Georgian’s third annual FIRST Robotics Competition, in collaboration with FIRST Robotics Canada.
A total of 27 teams of high school students, including three from Simcoe County, five from Michigan, U.S., and 19 from across Ontario, will compete against one another using robots they designed, built, programmed and tested.
The competition will feature 900 team supporters, more than 100 volunteers, including many Georgian staff and students, and several dignitaries will be on hand, including Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard, Barrie-Springwater MP Alex Nuttall and Georgian president and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes.
The event will take place at the Georgian College Athletics Centre, with opening ceremonies scheduled for Mar. 16 at 11 a.m. Robot battles begin at 11:30 a.m., with awards and closing ceremonies set for Mar. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
photo: The third annual FIRST Robotics Competition will take place at Georgian College, from Mar. 15-17. Georgian College photo