Changes to ORC | Ottawa Robotics Competition

Changes to ORC

Last week, we announced a wait list for teams due to high levels of registration. We will no longer be wait listing teams; however, there will be a few changes in how ORC will operate for the current year.

As many of you know, ORC distributes Lego kits to teams at a subsidized price in order to financially support teams. However, this year, Lego has modified and increased the lego kit cost but we have not increased the kit fee to reflect this change. As of now, we are no longer allowing any new registrants to receive kits through ORC.

The registration fee for ORC 2016 is $15 per student provided that the team has registered by March 1st. After this date, the registration fee will increase to $20 per student. As long as the supervisor has registered a team by the March 1st deadline, students may be added or removed to the team at the $15/student fee. These fees do not include lunch on competition day. Students/supervisors may choose to pay an additional $5 on top of the registration fee for lunch.

Please keep in mind that this fee allows ORC to hold all our events, such as the workshops (5 total this year), which provide many opportunities to test robots and to receive guidance from ORC’s student mentors for both students and supervisors.

We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment these changes may cause. Rest assured that we are committed in ensuring that participation in ORC is as affordable as possible while still being able to deliver the best possible experience for students.

We welcome any thoughts or suggestions or concerns. Feel free to contact us at any point should you have any questions at orcinfo@ieeeottawa.ca.

We thank you for your continued dedication and support to ORC, and we hope to see you at the workshops and on competition day!


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