Robotics: A progressive program starting in Grade 1, our robotics club deepens understanding of STEMRacademic streams, through age appropriate and practical applications (i.e. building models (Grades 1-3), small robots (Grades 4-7), and large robots (Grades 8-12)). Through our clubs, Millies can participate in co-ed club challenges that are fun or competitive, local or international, depending on age. Approximately 50% of our graduating class* entered STEMR related study programs.
All MS girls and many JS girls participate in coding throughout the year to develop coding and programming literacy among our girls through applications that focus on logic, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
A few of the outstanding accomplishments of Senior Robotics Team SWAT 771:
The first Canadian robotics team sponsored by NASA (typically awarded to US schools),
The first Canadian all-girls team and only Canadian team to win the prestigious World Engineering Inspiration Award at the FIRST World Championships,
The first all-girls team to be awarded the prestigious Regional Chairman’s Award,
The only Canadian team invited to compete in Shengzhou China in July 2017, and recently hosted the Afghan Dreamers robotics team.
SWAT 771 Accomplishments 2018-19
Humber College District Competition: District Winner, District Engineering Inspiration Award
Windsor Essex District Competition: Entrepreneurship Award, District Semi-Finalist
FIRST Ontario Provincial Competition: Division Winner, Ontario Provincial Champions
Robots @ CNE (Off-season - August 2019): Day 1 Quarter-finalist, Day 2 and 3 Semi-Finalist
Notably SWAT771 was invited to the FIRST World Championships in Detroit where they were the Darwin Division Semi-finalists
How Millies benefit: Real world application of STEMR concepts through our robotics, coding clubs and STEMR education:
Helps prepare girls for a technologically advancing world,
Inspires girls to pursue their passion in STEMR learning and related careers, and
Provides Millies with personal growth opportunities through leading teams, mentoring, and working collaboratively to solve problems.