May 11, 2018

Rick Hansen’s robotics team are championship winners at 2018 FIRST World Championships

​More than 15,000 students from across the globe put their innovation skills to the test at the 2018 FIRST Championship event on April 29 in Detroit, Michigan. Rick Hansen Secondary School's robotics team, Team 1241 THEORY6, placed 3rd in the world and were named GM Team of the Year.

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Team 1241 THEORY6 competed in the Tesla Subdivision category and went undefeated with a 10-0 score which led the team to finish 3rd in the world. The team was also named GM Team of the Year for their successful efforts both on and off the field. Prior to the world championships, TEAM 1241 THEORY6 competed at the Waterloo district event and won the McMaster district event. This is the team's second consecutive year competing in the world finals.  


For the last 15 years, the team continued to build highly competitive robots that play at the highest levels of competition. The team has had over 600 members, 90 mentors, 17 teachers who have been the key drivers for the success and growth of the program. The team utilizes its platform to "advocate for every individual to have the opportunity to explore STEM as a future pathway."


The 2018 FIRST Championships is the world's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for students. This annual four-day event is attended by more than 40,000 people from around the world to participate and support students in STEM.  

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