- January 6, 2020
Congratulations to our Robotics Teams on their recent success as they competed at the First Lego Robotics League. Both teams worked collaboratively in designing and successfully completing the following aspects of the specified task: Project, Robot Design, Core Values and Mission Completion on the Robot Mat.
This year UMS had an overwhelming number of students who wanted to join the club, so the students were divided into two robotics teams who diligently worked throughout the fall to prepare for the First Lego League Robotics tournament which was held on December 7th at Markham District High School.
The Innovative Project asked students to develop an Innovative Solution that would solve a problem within our city, and then present their research-based solution and prototype to a judges panel. UMS’ Team Lions, decided to concentrate their research and design on Sidewalk Tiles that would use the kinetic energy created by footsteps to power lights and flight status boards at the Pearson International Airport. UMS Team Lions scored very well in Mission Completion and was recognized for the their innovation project having a strong research base.
The second team, UMS’ TEAM DYNASTY, built a Prototype for a Vertical Farming Wall that would use rain water and gravity to water plants, a hydro turbine to power the pink LED lights that would help the plants grow, and sensors and timing switches to detect when and for how long the water and lights should run based on plant health. UMS’ Team Dynasty brought their A-game, placing in the top 6 for each category and ultimately taking home the Second Place Trophy for their overall excellence in Tournament Proficiency and Display of Teamwork throughout! UMS’ Team Dynasty will take the next month to reflect and improve upon their skills before they compete again at the Provincial Level on January 11th, 2020. To say we are proud of them means something, but to hear them say how proud they are of themselves means every-thing!
Congratulations to our UMS Robotics teams. We wish Team Dynasty every success as they progress to compete at the Provincial Level Competition in January.
See more of our achievements here!