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Great Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Tournament

April 3, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


 What could be more fun than 50 stacking robots? Join us as the RECYCLE RUSHRobotics Tournaments presents… “Recycle Rush”.  Teams from high schools across Ontario, Michigan and Ohio will descend on the St. Denis Centre fieldhouse April 3-4th for the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics tournament.

RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.

High School teams have built robots for a skills competition, dubbed a varsity sport for the mind. The event is a program of a US-based organization, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. (FIRST)
Irek Kusmierczyk, director of robotics and youth programs for WEtech Alliance, says it attracts the brightest science, technology, engineering, and business students. “This program  provides our young people with the tools to succeed in a knowledge economy.”
The tournament is open to the public Friday and Saturday. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit its website, http://www.windsoressexfirst.org/.
To accommodate the competition, the St. Denis Centre fieldhouse will close April 1 to 4, re-opening at noon Sunday, April 5. Dan Wolicki, acting athletics and facilities services manager, thanks patrons for their patience and apologizes for any inconvenience.


April 3, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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