2018 marks the 13th Oxford Invitational Youth Robotics Challenge (OIYRC)! OIYRC is a community-based partnership that encourages youth of high school age to consider careers in engineering, technology or the skilled trades.
There is a maximum of 20 teams so register your team early to guarantee a kit.
November 20th, 2018
Goff Hall, 381 Finkle Street, Woodstock, Ontario
Challenge Day Breakdown
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Team set-up
2:00pm - 4:30pm: Judging
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Presentations
Teams may represent a school, a club or youth group.
Teams will have at least four (4) high school aged youth members.
If teams have more than 5 members, they must select 5 members to represent them at the November 21st event
Teachers and adult mentors may only act in an advisory role.
A team field trip to a sponsor manufacturing facility or mentor facility is strongly encouraged.
All teams will be provided with a mentor (upon availability) to advise and assist the team throughout the process. These mentors volunteer their time to provide mentoring.
Please take the time to contact your mentors and learn from their experiences. Mentors may also provide opportunities for plant tours to view robots in an industrial environment.
Mindstorm EV3 Kits
The kits are generously provided by our sponsors. Each team will be provided with the name of their sponsor. Each team should take the time to learn about their sponsor. The sponsor’s name should be proudly displayed by each team.
Each team must be at the Challenge with a functioning robot in order to keep the Mindstorm EV3 kit.