GRB

MakeShift has developed our “Girls Are Brilliant” campaign to promote science and technology career paths for young women.

FLL Saturdays

As the number of our FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams in our Board continued to grow, there were too many for us to visit regularly. Instead of us going to them MakeShift came up with the idea to bring them to us! Held in October and November at St. Mary, it’s a chance for all local teams to receive guidance, technical support, feedback, and encouragement from our team (including our FLL alumni).

Hour of Code

Introducing young and old to computer coding as part of a global initiative to reach tens of millions of students in over 180 countries

Terry Fox Run

Our robot accompanies student and adult team members on this annual run to raise funds for cancer research

Robots Rule Weekend

Demonstrating our robot at the Ontario Science Centre alongside other amazing FRC teams and engineering companies provides an opportunity to introduce the general public to FIRST and share the importance of STEM!

Hamilton FLL Tournaments

After several years of running an FLL practice tournament to prepare FLL teams for their event, MakeShift successfully hosted the first ever Hamilton area Official FLL Qualifier in 2015. We continue to host practice tournaments, as the established Hamilton FLL Qualifier now makes it’s rounds to the HWCDSB Secondary schools.

Lego DREAMS

Donating team shirts, collecting Lego, and providing renewable lighting as part of St Mary’s annual mission to the Dominican Republic

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

MakeShift was challenged to the ice bucket challenge and helped raise awareness for ALS

SWATposium

At SWATposium 2015 (an annual event hosted by FRC team 771) MakeShift gave a presentation titled “Competing with the Best: the MakeShift Way” to assist both rookie and veteran teams in preparing for the upcoming season

Hamilton Public Library

MakeShift runs outreach sessions at HPL libraries introducing young children to the robot fundamentals