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2012-13 Robot Programming Competitions VIP Session . Dr. Peter Williams. Dean of Science Acadia University. RPC Partnership – working together to enable science for youth. Post Secondary Acadia University Nova Scotia Community College. Schools 8 school boards 130 schools.

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dr peter williams
Dr. Peter Williams
  • Dean of Science
  • Acadia University

RPC Partnership – working together to enable science for youth

Post Secondary

Acadia University

Nova ScotiaCommunity College


8 school boards

130 schools





AVR/Magic 949


Pratt & Whitney





Economics & Rural Development

Labour & Advanced Education





thank you
Thank You !!

Your contributions, efforts and time are making a difference!

rpc motives and objectives
RPC Motives and Objectives
  • Attract the hearts and minds of young scientists, mathematicians, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • Show our youth that they can build tomorrow’s technology today in Atlantic Canada
  • Stimulate interest in STEM careers for the Digital Economy
  • To encourage and develop teamwork skills
  • To show that all of this can be a lot of fun!
rpc overview
RPC Overview
  • LEGO Mindstorms Robots –significant focus on problem solving, computer programming, and engineering
  • Teams judged on:
    • robot challenges, technical design
    • research project (Senior Solutions),
    • core values and teamwork
rpc overview1
RPC Overview
  • Started 2005, Two Competitions:
  • FLL (FIRST Lego League) – ages 9-14
  • HRC (High school Robotics) - ages 14-18
  • 1700 youth from across NS have partcip.
  • Over 350 youth/200 adults every year
  • Fosters STEM connections
recent ns gov t funding will allow us to
Recent NS Gov’t Funding will allow us to ..
  • Create a multi-year plan for increasing and sustaining the number of youth involved
  • Better solicit for additional financial and in-kind support to cover the annual budget
  • More fully market and promote the program throughout Nova Scotia
  • Better track youth participation and the connection to educational and career choices
  • Discover and nurture new partnerships in STEM leadership and promotion with industry and government.
the honourable marilyn more
The HonourableMarilyn More
  • MLA for Dartmouth South- Portland Valley
  • Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, Minister of Immigration, Province of Nova Scotia
mr bruce tawse
Mr. Bruce Tawse
  • Vice President, Academic
  • Nova Scotia Community College
the honourable ramona jennex
The HonourableRamona Jennex
  • MLA for Kings South
  • Minister of Education, Province of Nova Scotia
ms valerie kneen teed
Ms. Valerie Kneen-Teed
  • FLL Coach
  • Evangeline Middle School Team Smarticle Particles
thank you1
Thank You !


... and off to the gym …