General Motors is a proud sponsor of Robotics. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization that allows students to experience Mathematics, Science and Engineering through the use of robotics. The teams have six weeks to design, build and test their robots before competition. GM St. Catharines sponsors two local teams: Governor Simcoe Secondary School and Westlane Secondary School.
In three regional events our teams have combined reached the semi-finals six times, the finals three times and have won two regional events. We have also won four technical and non-technical awards including the outstanding mentor award; presented to GM’s very own Derek Bessette. We are very pleased with the efforts of each team this season.
At the time of writing this, we are gearing up for the World Championships which are to be held in the Atlanta Georgia Dome April 12-14.