Work Periods | Ottawa Robotics Competition

Work Periods

Work Periods are offered by ORC to help students with their preparation for the competition. Students will have the chance to test out their robots in our challenge arenas, fine-tune their programming, and be able to ask questions to a mentor. This is a great time for your team to come and practice!

Register for Work Periods at the bottom of the page.

SITE Hall Room C0130 & F0126, University of Ottawa
800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5



Work Period #1 – TBA

Work Period #2 – TBA

Bring a packed lunch, your robots, laptops, and your enthusiasm!


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      The IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition aims to expose grade 5 to 12 students to STEM fields through a multidimensional approach.
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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!

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      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.

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      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.

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