AYRS and FIRST Alberta Program Statistics
Alberta Youth Robotics Society was registered as a Society in Alberta in 2004. While supporting FIRST robotics programs since 2000, forming as an official society had brought us many strengths and the ability to reach more children all over Alberta.
2011-12 Season of FIRST Robotics in Alberta
Proud custodian of FIRST PROGRAMS in Alberta
Alberta Youth Robotics Society
(non profit, all volunteers)
Third year in Competition in Alberta – Main city is Edmonton – But expanding to Calgary this year with strong support from the Publicly funded school boards.
FLL has grown over the years in Alberta. Starting at the Edmonton Space and Science Center – it has moved to Calgary and for the last few years back to Edmonton as the host site for the Alberta
Continued expansion to Calgary this year with strong support from the Publicly funded school boards.
Championship finals had shown significant growth since moving to Edmonton:
Moved from 20 teams to a projected 90 this year.
Ascertained a Championship level status on the world competition level.
Made strong ties with business and professional associations in helping receive sponsorship in funding and “people” time. Major sponsors continue to be NAIT and APEGGA.
Calgary currently has over 1000 robotics sets in it’s region; Edmonton has approximately 1200 sets. – Lot’s of potential for program delivery.
Third official tournament year in Alberta.
We are projecting 20 teams for this tournament year.
Large contributions and sponsorship from Red Deer College