Toronto District School Board's Eureka! Conference 2023
SATEC@W. A. Porter Collegiate Institute, Toronto; February 17, 2023
On February 17, 2023, the Pink Titans presented at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB)'s annual Eureka! conference for STEM educators of the TDSB. Priyan, Hiruni, Tharun, and Mr. Kim introduced the attendees to the FIRST Robotics program, then discussed the benefits of participating for students and supporting adults. As a mentor, Mr. Kim shared his experiences of seeing students grow and develop their skills for global competencies - communication, critical thinking & problem solving, global citizenship & character, collaboration & leadership, and creativity. Speaking to many high school teachers, Priyan, Hiruni, and Tharun conveyed their enthusiasm for learning and applying so many valuable, transferrable skills outside the classroom, based on the experience of the 2023 build season. The students showcased the 2019 FRC robot to the conference attendees, permitting them to test-drive the robot. One of the teachers mentioned that she is planning on attending the Ontario District Humber College Event, in hopes to see a FRC event for considering to start a team. Thanks Mahfuza, Stephen, and the Eureka! conference organizers for the opportunity!