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Ainslie Forbes (Biotechnology)

FIRST has helped immensely with preparing for university. I invested a lot of time into FIRST and consequently had learn how to manage my time in order to finish homework and assignments. This skill is super important when entering university because it can sometimes feel like the assignments and test never stop coming.

Your FIRST Robotics experience
I was very involved on my team during high school and was a leader in grades 10-12. If I wasn't working on the robot I was planning the next event, emailing people or ordering something. There was always something to do.

Why McMaster?
I decided to go to McMaster because of the community. I knew that McMaster was highly respected in Canada and around the world, but it was also important to me to go to a school that was valued collaboration and community. This has been proven everyday since welcome week.

How did FIRST help prepare you for your university program?
FIRST has helped immensely with preparing for university. I invested a lot of time into FIRST and consequently had learn how to manage my time in order to finish homework and assignments. This skill is super important when entering university because it can sometimes feel like the assignments and test never stop coming. FIRST also gave me a unique understanding of various topics taught in lectures, where I can sometimes relate what's being taught to a function a a past robot.