What is Tech for Kids? What are our goals, our mission?
Tech for Kids is College Regina Assumpta’s multidisciplinary project centered around robotics, science and technology.
The robotics team, Team 3990: Tech for Kids, annually participates in the FRC, FIRST Robotics Competition. In Quebec, FIRST stands for Fostering Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. In the US, FIRST means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
Since 2012, young people, together with professional and academic mentors headed by Mr. Sylvain Gauvreau, a science and technology teacher, build a new robot capable of meeting the challenges set by the FRC.
Moreover, outside of the competition season, the team organizes activities and robotics workshops for disadvantaged youth with physical disabilities in the metropolitan region of Montreal. The team members attend training sessions for programming, mathematics, engineering, electrics, pneumatics, project management, communications and finance, in addition to the promotion of robotics as a tool to promote student retention.