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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Recycle Rally Design Competition

Our passionate instructors at Engineering Outreach are here to educate youth about STEM concepts and its applications in the real world while utilizing the Engineering Design Process. Engineering Outreach is excited to run their Competitive Recycle Rally Event within a fun and accessible environment for everyone to enjoy! Learn the importance of Engineering and Sustainability throughout the event and get a chance to apply your newfound knowledge! With or without prior coding experience, learn how to build a Bluetooth Accessible Robotic Car and Arm using Arduinos! Up for the challenge to be a Mechatronics Engineer? Come and showcase your skills while competing against other teams to win some cool prizes!

Designed by Engineering Outreach instructors, Recycle Rally is an opportunity to not only build up your resume, but also gain more skills and experience as an aspiring Engineer! While providing a fully accessible environment for participants to work in, Engineering Outreach strives to allow others to gain experience in various different STEM fields while incorporating the Engineering Design Process and Coding. With the purpose of students being able to acquire and apply the fundamental knowledge of Engineering, this event will highlight the importance of sustainability.

Being provided the materials by Engineering Outreach, students will be tasked to form small groups and work together to build a  Bluetooth Accessible Robotic Car and Arm using Arduinos. Starting from scratch, assemble the car and arm as a team then code your robot using C++ !! If you have never coded before, don’t worry! Our instructors will go over a tutorial and provide help throughout the competition. Being introduced to the race track at the beginning of the event, it is your job to create a fully functional robot that can pick up litter and drop it off at the designated bins. The top 3 teams with the fastest time around the track will win some awesome prizes! 

Throughout the event, students will be provided with accommodations to further benefit their experience! Oh also, FREE DINNER !! Tell us what food you would like when registering for the event. Hope to see you there!

Session Details

Cost Per Participant: FREE
Location: Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa Campus
Date: Monday June 19, 2023
Time: 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST
If you have any questions about the program, please email us at


We are pleased to offer our Design Competition at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua, Ontario Tech Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.