For the third consecutive year, some of our Engineering students will participate in the world's largest robotics competition, VEX International. This year's game looks intense but fun: Turning Point.
The big challenge this year will be funding, since VEX has updated their control system to what it is calling the V5. This means that upgrading only our 3 competitive robot kits will cost $3174.03, on top of our normal registration fees of $1895.59.
Of course, we learn and practice in class, so there are 12 more robot systems to be upgraded there, which will cost more than $12,000. Unfortunately, this is looking like an expensive year.
We need your support!
Robotics competitions are expensive. In the context of funding constraints in public education, the AMDSB has been unable to fund our robotics teams or the engineering program that supports them. As a result, we have had to rely on the private donations of the community, without which there would be no engineering program or robotics team.
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