Spring Is Here! Registration Deadlines & Check out the new Arduino page! | Ottawa Robotics Competition

Spring Is Here! Registration Deadlines & Check out the new Arduino page!

Hello everyone!

Spring is on its way and the IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition is right around the corner!

As a reminder to those who have not registered for the competition yet, the last day to register is Wednesday, April 15th. Although our competition rules state that you can only register up to a maximum of 6 teams, we are accepting up to 8 teams per school or community group as we did in the past. Please note that you must register a team even if you are competing with an identical team from last year. Also, we will be sending out an e-mail to confirm ALL registrations after this deadline.


Also, please note that there is a workshop on Wednesday, April 29th at the University of Ottawa, SITE Building, Rooms 2060/2061If you are coming to the workshop, please get your students to fill in our media consent form and please submit it at the workshop (electronic copies via email will also be accepted). We are still trying to book for up to two more workshops in May, before the competition. Once we have received a confirmation, we will send out an e-mail announcing the date and location of the workshops. We thank you for your patience on this matter.

As a reminder to all teams, the latest rules can be found below and on our website:


Lastly, check out the NEW uOttawa #defythemaze Arduino Pilot Challenge!

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      Hi everyone,We hope you and your families are all well. Over the past month, we have been assessing the interest and feasibility of alternative solutions to host the ORC this year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.After reviewing survey responses, alternative formats, and public health guidance, we are sad to announce that there will be no competition this year. While our mission is to expose students to STEM, your health and safety is our number one priority, especially in these uncertain times.While there is no competition this year, we remain dedicated to our mission and still want you to explore STEM while at home. Check out Virtual Ventures (Virtual Ventures Summer Camps and Programs) for some STEM at home experiments. Please also stay tuned on our social media pages, as we develop and post online tutorials.Stay safe, keep practicing physical distancing, and wash your hands regularly! We hope to see you all next year!Public Health ResourcesOttawa Public Health – ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus Government of Ontario – ontario.ca/coronavirus Quebec Government – quebec.ca/en/coronavirus Public Health Agency of Canada – canada.ca/coronavirus Mental Health ResourcesKids Help Phone - kidshelpphone.ca/Distress Centre Ottawa - www.dcottawa.on.caWellness Together Canada - ca.portal.gs/ ... See MoreSee Less
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      [Le français suit.]Hi everyone,Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 global health crisis, the ORC committee is reviewing how the competition will be conducted this year in order to follow social distancing guidelines and ensure your health and safety. We are considering the interest and feasibility in possible alternate delivery formats for ORC that would allow teams to compete remotely.We will update you as soon as we figure out the best plan moving forward. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe.COVID-19 ResourcesOttawa Public Health – ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirusGovernment of Ontario – ontario.ca/coronavirusQuebec Government – quebec.ca/en/coronavirusPublic Health Agency of Canada – canada.ca/coronavirus-----Salut tout le monde,Étant donné la nature évolutive de la pandémie COVID-19, le comité de la CRO est en train d’examiner d’autres formats pour la compétition cette année afin de suivre les directives de distanciation sociale et de protéger votre santé et sécurité. Nous évaluerions l'intérêt et la faisabilité de formats alternatifs pour la CRO qui permettraient aux équipes de participer à distance.Nous vous informerons dès que nous aurons trouvé le meilleur plan pour aller de l’avant. Merci de votre compréhension, prenez soin.Ressources pour le COVID-19Santé publique d’Ottawa – santepubliqueottawa.ca/coronavirusfrGouvernement d’Ontario – ontario.ca/nouveaucoronavirusGouvernement du Québec – quebec.ca/coronavirusAgence de la santé publique du Canada – canada.ca/le-coronavirus ... See MoreSee Less
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