FIRST Team 1305

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About us

We are FIRST  Team 1305, Near North Student Robotics Initiative (NNSRI), Ice Cubed, a competitive student robotics team from North Bay, Ontario. As part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), our team is dedicated to promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Our mission is to provide our students with real-world leadership, scientific, entrepreneurial, and technological challenges that prepare them for success in the 21st century. Through robotics competitions and other STEM-focused activities, we empower our team members to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.

At FIRST  Team 1305, we believe that every student has the potential to be a leader and a change-maker in their community and beyond. By fostering a passion for STEM and providing opportunities for hands-on learning and growth, we aim to help our students achieve their full potential and make a positive impact on the world around them.

More than robots: inspiring STEM education and life skills via robotics

FIRST  is about way more than robotics: It’s about the lessons it teaches its students, the empowerment it creates for its teachers, and the love of learning it fosters among all involved. FIRST  is the shining example of everything FIRST values: teamwork within and between teams; learning and on-the-fly problem-solving; “Coopertition®,” which is what we like to call displays of unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition; and “Gracious Professionalism®,” which encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and shows respect for everyone.  (

Our 2020 robot - Canuck

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Our Sponsors

FIRST Team 1305 is fortunate to have the support of a generous network of corporations, educational and professional institutions, foundations, and individuals who share our passion for STEM education and our commitment to inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Thanks to the resources provided by our sponsors, we are able to equip our team members with the tools, training, and experiences they need to develop critical STEM skills and become the leaders of tomorrow. Their support allows us to participate in robotics competitions, attend workshops and conferences, and engage in other STEM-focused activities that challenge and inspire our students.

We are deeply grateful to our sponsors for their investment in our team and their dedication to promoting STEM education in our community and beyond. By working together, we can create a brighter future for all young people and help to build a world where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are celebrated and valued.

2023 Robot

North Bay Champs

Robot Reaching

1305 Day