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IEEE Canadian Foundation - Special Grant Reports

In Sep. 2016, ICF awarded a one-time Special Grant to the Selkirk College Team for their West Kootenay/Boundary robotics competition project. This is to support and enhance an annual RoboGames competition ( held in the West Kootenay/Boundary region. They have been holding this competition in collaboration with the Nelson Tech Club ( since 2012 and have seen numbers increase every year. It has primarily attracted younger robotics enthusiasts, and the project includes strengthening the participation of secondary school students. IEEE funding will be used to purchase robotics kits, to reach out to secondary schools and to cover the costs of this event. Last year, they launched an online robotics training curriculum so that participants did not need to leave their communities to attend training sessions. Instead, they were able to prepare and learn in their own communities with their own teams prior to the competition. In the past, the training was held in Nelson, so many teams had to drive 2.5 hours or more each week. All teams are going to have an adult mentor who can help them troubleshoot and solve the problems. The participants and organizers are looking forward to the competition with excitement.

IEEE Canadian Foundation - grants and prizes deadlines

Important Dates for McNaughton Centre Grant Applications (awarded once each year at the ICF December Board meeting):
- November 15 - Applications must be received by the Foundation Qualified Student Branches are encouraged to start preparing now to submit comprehensive, well justified applications and to ensure time to arrange for the three required letters of support. Applications that seek to create new or revitalize existing Centres are welcome. More details can be found at:

Deadlines for Special Grants and Vehicular Technologies Grant Applications
Applications must be received by the Foundation by:
- November 15

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